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. 🙂
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)
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.
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.
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
What can I say? Terry’s Lechon lives up to its name. It’s the 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. 🙂