I knew that Iligan’s Lechon is one of the best in the country as we have had many lechon delivered to our house in Manila that was cooked on the same day in Iligan City. The effort and the price is worth it just to taste the deliciousness of Iligan’s Lechon in family and friends gatherings.
When I went to Iligan my friends told me that I should try the Weekend Night Market. At the Weekend Night Market I should try the Spicy Lechon.
I’m not really a fan of spicy food as I’m a pretty sweaty person. Since the Weekend Night Market actually happens to be at night and I know that my friends would not unfriend me if they saw how sweaty I can become I decided that we should give it a try.
We went to Edi’s Lechon, one of the winners of last years Lechon contest. We ordered for the belly part of the lechon as this is where they place the spices and the best part of an ordinary lechon. We ordered a kilo for the four of us.
We also ordered the Puso, or the rice wrapped and cooked in coconut leaves.
The seller then provided our plates and gave us plastic gloves as they do not provide spoon & fork. So we had to use our hands to eat. #FilipinoStyle
When we ate the Spicy Lechon I admit that the taste was good. I liked it despite the fact that I was really sweaty. But I do wish that we ordered something milder.
I asked the seller on tips on how to get a milder taste on the Spicy Lechon, he told me that on an ordinary lechon the belly part is the tastiest part of the lechon since that’s where the spices and sauces are located. Same with the Spicy Lechon, and because of this the spiciest part is the belly of the lechon. If we wanted for a milder spicy lechon we should order the leg parts.
I’m definitely trying the Spicy Lechon again. This time the leg part.
Spicy Lechon by Edi’s
Delicious Level: 8/10
Recommendation Level: Highly recommended
Have you tried the Spicy Lechon at the weekend night market? Did you like it?