When in Cebu, it’s common for people to ask a few of their food savvy friends where to get the best lechon (roasted pig). In most cases, there’s a whole slew of different answers. I have tried Rico’s Lechon in my visit to Cebu last year and it was…okay, but not astronomically good as we expected. This month, along with two friends from the office, I flew to Cebu for a project and took the chance to try another lechon restaurant that’s popular among the locals for crispy lechon: CnT Lechon in SM Seaside City. 🙂
Review of CnT Lechon (SM Seaside City Cebu, Cebu City)
With rustic warmth and cozy feeling, this restaurant located at the Sky Park of SM Seaside Cebu had a laid-back and casual atmosphere. CnT’s dining space looked ambient and enough for large groups of diners to sit in. Adorned with simple furniture and textured walls, the room was made attractive by the eye-catching globes of light hanging from the ceiling.
CnT is a Cebu-based franchise that offers freshly, roasted crispiest and crunchiest lechon. We ordered a half kilogram of Lechon (PhP 295) and it indeed displayed a delightful crispness to it, along with a rather profound, earthy savor that paired wonderfully with rice. With the perfect mélange of fat and crunch, you would not ask for anything more (although adding condiments like vinegar and soy sauce will stimulate your appetite better).
Sinigang na Bangus Belly (PhP 165) was also spot-on delicious. The broth was not too sour which I prefer, and the vegetables were crisp and clean. Their rendition of this heart-warming traditional Filipino dish isn’t unique in any way; this is exactly why it’s a must-try. It tastes like home. 🙂
Last up was the Garlic Shrimp (PhP 145) which consisted of dutifully well-textured shrimps sauteed with a good interplay between garlic and butter. Love it!
CnT Lechon Menu
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The quest to uncover the tastiest lechon around Cebu often feels endless. CnT Lechon certainly has something for everyone. Tagged with very affordable and reasonable prices, lechon, seafood, vegetables, and Filipino desserts all look awesome on the menu. I hope this modern Filipino restaurant opens up in one of the busy malls in Metro manila. It will be a huge hit for sure. Pop na pop! 🙂