Suckling pig, or lechon, in the Philippines is a dish that’s most celebrated and hailed as the “superstar of the dining table” in any special occasion. Whether it be a birthday party, welcoming party, despedida, fiesta or festival, lechon is almost always enjoyed by the entire family or even the whole barangay. This may be the reason why several joints specializing in boneless lechon belly nowadays become a total hit. Mabenta. πŸ™‚

One of the latest booming lechon business is Terry’s Lechon (Home of Good-tasting Lechon Belly, Pata, Manok). Starting out promoting its Facebook page just last month, Terry’s Lechon has been receiving quite a lot of orders and positive feedback already from its customers. My family and I had the small lechon belly (original) for taste-testing last week and found the flavor spot-on!

Review of Terry’s Lechon (Home of Good-tasting Lechon Belly, Pata, Manok)

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Overall, customer service was efficient and friendly. All questions were quickly answered. If you suddenly need lechon as a contribution for potluck lunch or dinner, Terry’s Lechon can be a lifesaver. It’s just one phone call or text message away.

For now, they accept and handle all orders a day before actual delivery. Delivery within Marikina, San Mateo, Montalban, Commonwealth Area, and Batasan Quezon City is free of charge, while outside of these areas require an additional charge of PhP 300.

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Admittedly, we didn’t expect much from Terry’s Lechon, since we know that it’s just starting to make its name in Metro Manila. Still, the question lingered. Can it impress our picky palate?


Upon opening the package containing the boneless lechon belly, we knew that the food was off the hook! Just the delicious aroma did a pretty good job in sending impulses that result in excitement and happy hormones. Terry’s Lechon’s small belly-chon (good for 4-6 pax) was seasoned with salt, herbs and spices, and a secret special ingredient that’s key to making the meat tasty even without adding finishing sauces or condiments.

Slow-cooked in the oven for four hours and marinated overnight, the boneless lechon belly was melt-in-the-mouth glorious. Topped with very crispy skin, the leaner portion was great and it gave a beautiful crackling. The suckling pig also had a right amount of fats for that juicy touch. Inside was soft, moist, and juicy. The symphony of tastes was addictive, and I don’t think anyone can resist to eat it without rice.

We didn’t finish the whole thing in one sitting. We gave away about half to our cousins and ate the leftover in the next two days. Trying the dish for the second and third time, we were a bit surprised that it was still crispy. Too good for sharing, Terry’s Lechon’s lechon belly is a must-order.

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What can I say? Terry’s Lechon lives up to its name. It’s theΒ Home of Good-tasting Lechon Belly, Pata, Manok, as it claims to be. The price for value is fair. You get what you pay for and maybe more. Here’s the price list of their offerings:

  • Small Bellychon (for 4-6pax) = PhP 999
  • Big Bellychon (for 10-12pax) = PhP 1999
  • Lechon Manok = PhP 220
  • Small Lechon/CRISPY Pata = PhP 480
  • BIG Lechon/CRISPY Pata = PhP 640

If you want to get a piece of their meat, save it for the right occasion. You won’t be disappointed. πŸ™‚

For inquiries/orders, call 0922-818-1216 or 340-1216
Date Published: 02/03/2015
14 / 15 stars

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88 Responses

  1. Jeanine

    Oh, Wow that looks incredible! It looks super good and interesting I will always try something once so I would for sure give this a try! Looks great!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it was incredible. The entire pig was stuffed with a combination of typical spices used. It was well seasoned, flavorful and had a nice crunchy texture.

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  2. Chelsea

    I’m especially interested inn reading about this. It sounds absolutely delicious! I wonder if any place around me serves something like this! Thank you!

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  3. mr_jeng

    Interesting…. I was actually ogling at its facebook page last week thinking if I should try it. TO think, they are near my place… “buti na lang”…. next time we have a mini party, I guess I could give this a try. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Nothing says β€œserious party” like lechon belly which offers an intense flavor experience. Eat it with either of the two sauces and I assure you that your meal will bound to be a special one. Don’t forget rice! πŸ™‚

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  4. tammileetips

    Oh that looks amazing!! This is a dish I have never had or seen this dish before. I think my husband would love this it’s something he would order when we travel to new place.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Lechon belly with really crispy skin is ideal for entertaining a crowd. You may order it now from Terry’s Lechon and enjoy with your husband and the rest of your family. πŸ˜›

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  5. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this looks absolutely amazing!! Why do you have to be so far away from me πŸ™ I know in my small town no place would make anything like this πŸ™ I’m going to have to search Pinterest for a copy cat recipe

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome! Terry’s Lechon’s belly-chon was very tender and was flavorsome while all juices of the meat was well maintained within the meat. Maybe pair it with nice drinks to lift up the tastes even more. πŸ™‚

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  6. mindy

    I’m not the biggest fan of pork, but i do like them from time to time. We also have a variety of suckling pig called “babi guling” in Bali, it’s also very popular (but Indonesia is a predominantly Moslem country-but Balinese are mostly Hindu-so pork is definitely not a popular meat by far hehe) and yummy. Is lechon tastes salty? I do enjoy salty pork but definitely not the sweet variety

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh yes, I have heard of babi guling in Indonesia. I’m not sure though how different it is from lechon here in the Philippines. The lechon has a little bit of saltiness so it’s really good with plain white rice and vinegar. Add chili if you’re a fan of heat. πŸ˜›

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup. When you want to eat it, you just return it to the oven for 15 minutes to crisp the skin up to a glass crackling state. In our case, we put it to the turbo broiler.

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  7. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That looks similar to what we call a spiral ham here in the US. It’s absolutely delicious, too!

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    • Krystal

      I have never heard of boneless lechon belly either really! I do love a spiral ham! We have it during the holidays ALL the time! I would totally try this one. I would love to season it!

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  8. Gil Camporazo

    Every time I attend any big occasion in our locality, lechon is always present. Residents claim that the festivity isn’t complete without the whole lechon.

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  9. Amanda @ Adorkablii

    Wow, This looks so yummy! First off your photos are beautiful and the presentation of the food is beautiful. I love the way the sauces are in the bags. I think that is such an awesome idea! It seriously looks so yummy and made my stomach growl! If I am ever in the Philippines I will be sure to go there!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Amanda. πŸ™‚ Just call those numbers to contact Terry’s Lechon or you may view their Facebook page. I’ve heard they are releasing new offerings soon, too. You might be interested.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’m sure you will feel familiar enugh and comfortable savoring this Filipino dish. Once you smell the delicious aroma of the food, lechon belly will come as a natural choice. This is food porn at its finest without much frills. πŸ™‚

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  10. Catherine S

    This looks and sounds good. I would love to try this we eat a lot of pork.

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  11. Yona Williams

    I must say that your pictures of the lechon belly look pretty tasty, but ever since I was a little kid, ‘fattier’ meats have not been my thing. I do love a good marinated meat though. The side sauces look very tasty.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Terry’s Lechon is where you can partake your once-in-a-while gastronomic indulgence on pork (lechon and pata) and chicken as well. We don’t eat pork often, too. This one’s a guilty pleasure.

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  12. Donna Ward

    I know pork cooked to perfection is just so tasty and your words and images make it look tasty and perfect – thank you for your share of things I didn’t know!

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  13. Nancy

    Looks like a fantastic meal. I bet the meat is just so tender. I hate “fatty bits” on meat, so I’d probably pick all of those off like a weirdo at the dinner table, haha. Funny that it comes with little baggies of marinade on the side (at least, I think that’s what it is).

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  14. Digna D.

    Mmmmm, that sure does look tasty. We don’t eat much in the way or pork products but I sure wouldn’t mind trying this. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome! It’s nice to try out different new things in life. We only live once. πŸ˜› This is why even though we don’t frequently have pork on the dining table, we are also open to welcome the lechon belly as a celebrated dish at home.

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  15. Kiwi

    At first when I looked at this I was super skeptical. I am interested in new things but this worried me until you cut it open. It looks really good yum!!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha my mom was wondering how come I kept on taking photos of the same thing prior eating. I told her that it’s different in every angle. Once it’s chopped, you’ll find another one that’s great for the eyes’ maximum pleasure.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you don’t innovate, you risk falling behind. I guess the concept is the same with food, so food enthusiasts and business owners kept on finding something new to spice up their recipe and offer the dish out to the public for appreciation. πŸ™‚

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It’s not just big; it’s HUGE. πŸ™‚ Everybody except those vegetarians and people who are following a strict diet becomes excited upon hearing that lechon belly would be served.

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  16. Angelo The Explorer

    When I saw the first picture, I was like I want it now! They look YUMMMMYYYY! I just cant wait for them to open down south. I am pretty sure this is going to a favorite of all!

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  17. Lynndee

    Oh my goodness! Whenever I visit your site, I drool and leave missing the Filipino food. LOL. The last time I had lechon was 4 years ago. Imagine that.

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  18. Rosey

    I’m glad it lived up to its name. It’s nice when you find something that’s really good. πŸ™‚

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  19. Bonnie @ wemake7

    That dish looks really good. I love seeing all your new posts with awesome looking food.

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  20. Debi

    It certainly looks fantastic. I don’t think I have ever had lechon belly before. I love that it was given such great reviews.

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  21. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    Oh, YUM! After seeing that first picture, NOW I’m hungry! Lol. This looks absolutely amazing! Pork is one of my all time favorite dinner, any cut, so I know I would love this! I will have to try it.

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  22. Chene

    Oh wow! This looks different. I’m not a meat eater but my husband would love for me to add this on our menu.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, you can check recipes online and practice doing your own version of the lechon belly. However, I think it will be good if you know how the really good ones taste to set a standard to follow. πŸ˜‰

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  23. Dems

    The delivery price is a little steep. Hope it is available for pick up. Btw, did it come with the sauces?

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