The tasty liempo-A A +A
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A FAMOUS food critic and celebrity Chef Anothy Bourdaine once declared that the “Philippines has the best pig in the world” after having tried lechon, a Filipino delicacy of whole roasted pig, seasoned and cooked for two and a half hours.
Although the lechon is common all over the Philippines, it is not always as easy to have as walking in a restaurant or fastfood.
The pig is most often sold whole, which can be costly and impractical.
But the whole lechon can be substituted with the ever delicious liempo which basically has the same taste.
And if you are looking for the best liempo in Cagayan de Oro, try the original lechon liempo of “Liempo King.”
Liempo King formally opened its third branch over the weekend in Barangay Carmen just across Xavier Estates, owned by Kagay-anon entrepreneur Jickie Uraya, a food lover and cooking enthusiast who has sought to find a more practical way of enjoying the well-loved lechon.
“One of my favorite food is lechon, especially the belly part,” Uraya shares.
He says he wanted to find a way to enjoy lechon belly without having to buy a whole pig so he started making experiment on the dish. He took the basic ingredients used in cooking lechon and developed it into his own recipe.
And the rest is history.
Today, Liempo King is proud to offer Kagay-anons lechon liempo that they can call their own.
“The lechon liempo is an alternative to the real lechon and a twist of your traditional pork belly,” he adds.
Liempo King is offering a delightfully tasty twist to the traditional pork belly using only the freshest ingredients grown locally.
Uraya says every liempo is seasoned and marinated with special herbs and spices that are delicately tucked inside its meat, allowing its rich flavors and aroma to be completely absorbed.
“Our meat is roasted to perfection. Its skin is savory and crisp on the outside and juicy and bursting with flavor on the inside,” he says.
Uraya shares that every bite gives their costumers that distinct lechon taste.
“With our promotional price amounting to a minimal amount of P135 per whole order of liempo makes it conveniently budget-friendly for all to enjoy,” he says.
Liempo King also offers lechon manok and value meals for the convenience of patrons dining solo, which are also available in its two other branches located in J.P. Rizal Street and 6th Tomas Saco Street.
With the growing market of clients looking for the best tasty liempo in the city, Uraya says he is very confident that Liempo King would continue to be a favorite of every Kagay-anon who generally loves to indulge in grilled dishes.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on April 26, 2012.