Crunch. The sounds of toe-stepping and line-shoving at parties--brought to immediate silence when the immaculately crispy skin of lechon is punched through.

Lechon is the ultimate Filipino fiesta food, the centrepiece of huge family gatherings. It arrives at the table straight from a spit, cooked rotisserie and stuffed with garlic and other aromatics. 

From the fire emerges a roasted suckling pig, skin crunchier than Chinese siu yuk, meat more fragrant than Hawaiian kalua pork. 

But don't stare enamoured for too long. It only takes five seconds for the table to be surrounded by hungry partygoers, ready for their first (and second, and fifth) piece.


There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with lechon

Bella's Lechon
place 1139 Morningside Avenue, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.3288
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:30:00 to 20:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.70
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Happy Tummy Filipino Cuisine
place 2950 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.347.8838
star_rate Rating: 3.60
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Jace Pinoy 2
place 4430 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.293.3351
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Kapit Bahay
place 4218 Lawrence Ave E #8, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.283.4404
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Lola Sally's Authentic Filipino
place 4403 Kingston Rd #102, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.479.5855
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 19:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.60
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Max's Restaurant
place 707 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.431.4960
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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