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A popular dish that can be found in various Latin countries, the roasted pig is considered the national dish of the Philippines. Preparation is always traditional, slow-cooked in a pit. The pig is tied to a rod and is slowly turned throughout the cooking process. After several hours of careful preparation, the pig develops a crispy reddish skin — a favorite of those who get to enjoy it.

On an episode of "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain proclaimed Filipino lechon to be the best roast pig in the world.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 14, 2012 at 5:50 AM

Posted in Food, Lechon, Philippines, Pig