Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Church's leader's bonding

This is during our Church's Leader's Bonding. During dinner, the favorite Lechon was served. Care to know some interesting facts about our National dish?

Here's some of it:
Lechón (Tagalog: litson and Cebuano: inasal) is the Spanish word for suckling pig. In the Philippines, it connotes a whole roasted pig, litsong baboy. Chicken and beef are also popular. The process of lechón involves the whole pig/piglet, chicken, or cattle/calf being slowly roasted over charcoal. According to Vocabulario de la Tagala printed in 1613 Lechón = Biik. pp. buyik. pp. Buik. pc. bowik. pc. bolaó. pc. Lechón bermejo = Bolias. pc. Lechoncillo = colig. pc. Lechón is often cooked during national festivities (known as fiestas), the holiday season, and other special occasions such as weddings, graduations, birthdays and baptisms, or family get-togethers. The lechón is usually the highlight and the most popular dish of these events. It is usually served with a liver-based sauce. However, in some cases, it may be served Chinese style with steamed buns and a sweet plum sauce. This dish is also popular in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and many other parts of the Spanish speaking countries.

WOW! It surely will remain as one of the favorites during special occasions...Long live the Filipinos.