Words by Mara Karniella Sugue
Photos by Lexi Aguila
Lechon has been a staple food in Filipino fiestas and parties. Always the main attraction in celebrations, it is usually awaited by guests when they hear, “may lechon!” People will even try to be first in line just so they can get some of that crispy and juicy lechon skin! (You’ve done this, admit it.)
The lechon we are used to seeing is this whole roasted pig, possibly with an apple in its mouth. But this restaurant strays away from the usual lechon, and serves the Filipino favorite with a twist—as a boneless lechon belly.
De Belly Chop serves Bisaya-style boneless lechon, seasoned with garlic, pepper, onions, and more to create the perfect taste for the lechon belly. Then it is rolled up, tied, and roasted until you get that crispy skin and juicy meat that are to die for. This is what makes it an amazing lechon belly that will surely leave you wanting more.
But wait, that’s not all. De Belly Chop doesn’t only serve boneless lechon, but also lechon sisig! Now, who doesn’t love both lechon and sisig? This lechon sisig is a new way to enjoy two Filipino favorites, and is truly something that will tickle your tastebuds. The crispiness and flavor of the lechon makes it the perfect pulutan (snack) for when you’re drinking with your friends.
Aside from lechon sisig, De Belly chop also serves different lechon dishes like lechon paksiw and even lechon sinigang! There are a variety of lechon dishes to choose from, all of which are sure to satisfy your lechon cravings.
And if you’re not in the mood to go out and face the traffic of Metro Manila for a taste of their wonderful lechon, don’t worry! De Belly Chop also delivers so you can have a taste of the Bisaya region right at your doorstep.
Are you ready? Visit any De Belly Chop branch for a taste of Bisaya lechon in Manila!
De Belly Chop
6th street, Pasay City, Metro Manila
0995-730-0223 / (02) 998-9232