Cebu is known for its lechon and a trip to the land of La Marea is not complete without a trip to a restaurant that specializes in lechon. This time around, we visited Rico’s Lechon.
Hello, Rico’s Lechon!
The place was packed when we arrived. We had to wait for about 20 minutes before getting a table. And this was on a Monday with the restaurant not even being near offices. It must be really popular like CnT, I thought.
We were famished when we sat down so we immediately ordered Baked Scallops (PHP180) and half kilo lechon (PHP310). R also got Watermelon Shake (PHP70) while I tried the Halo-Halo shake (PHP110).
First served was the baked scallops and I must say, it was a generous serving of scallops! If I order it here in Manila, I would only get around 7-8 scallops.
I loved that it was buttery and it had a hint of garlic taste. The scallops itself was fresh.
Next served was the lechon. And yes, they do not serve sauce like Mang Tomas to accompany the crunchy roasted pig. Instead, Cebuanos dip it in soy sauce. (You may also add other condiments or pepper for extra flavor.)
It was… okay. The skin wasn’t as crunchy and there were some parts of the lechon that were tough and hard to chew. It wasn’t spectacular and I still prefer Pepita’s lechon. Even ArroZeria’s cochinillo’s better. Or perhaps I just expected too much after seeing the packed restaurant on a weekday.
On the other hand, the drinks were refreshing. I loved my halo-halo drink. It was like drinking melted halo-halo flavored ice cream.
Rico’s Lechon is located at F. Cabahug St. Cebu City.