I am not talking about Lechon Pizza in this entry because that really makes my tummy whirl. Pizza + Lechn = Suicide (at least for me).
BUT...Lechon alone in its truest form I embrace! One of the best traditions we have every time there is a Filipino celebration. It is so delicious that people are not bothered by the fact that it is one whole pig served on a stick. Yes, we look beyond that because it absolutely taste amazing.
What Christmas reunion would not be complete without the lechon? Or do you find yourself attending a birthday party or a wedding reception asking the person beside you "may lechon kaya?" (you think there would be lechon?)?
You know you are Filipino if you look for the Lechon. Agree? Yes!
With all the fascination with lechon and how yummy it is I was wondering how one decides to get in the lechon business. Luckily, I met the owners of the popular ELARZ Lechon, the lovely couple Manric and Michelle Zalamea (and no, they are not overweight...I know what you were thinking). Michelle, a former model is Capampangan. The "food gene" is in her. As we talked more, I could also tell that this business is something both Manric and Michelle love.
I just had to ask them one thing though, I asked them how is their lechon different from the rest? Because I believe we all love different types of lechon. Then they just let it out, they are the Pambansang Lechon. They let me in on a little industry secret, that all the lechons are really made the same way whether it's from Cebu or Manila. It is all about the meat, the flavors, and the quality. They are known to be the pambansang lechon because they serve all types of lechon in different sizes!
This is how it goes down, if Shangri-la Philippines get their lechon from Elarz then they must be the best! They do not disappoint! My aunt served Elarz for our Christmas reunion and it was great! Very juicy and tasty inside, and crispy skin. Wow!
Fine, this is it! As promised earlier on radio we will give you a chance to try out ELARZ if you haven't yet! In 3 sentences, or less, you just simply tell us why you want to win lechon from ELARZ for the New Year by leaving a comment below this post! It is that simple! (Do not forget to include your email address so we can contact you)
Winner/s will be announced via my twitter account (twitter.com/angelicopter899) and this blog. So watch out for it and be the hero for this season's New Year's party!