Cebu's Original Lechon Belly

G/F Parkmall, Ouano Ave., Mandaue, Cebu

Cebu's Original Lechon Belly
4.3
4.5 Stars

12 Reviewers

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  • 13 Reviews
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  • 12 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+63325118803

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars
5

The fourth stop of day 2 (11th out of 16 in total) of the |ooloo X Parkmall Food Tour was Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly. This restaurant is no stranger to me at all. I have been here countless of times, especially as they have a kiosk in the SM Savemore branch right in front of my apartment in Mactan. 128569

Lechon Belly cravings in the wee hours of the morning? No problem, Lechon Belly in Parkmall is open 24 hours a day! A friend of mine even says she will only eat at Lechon Belly if it’s in Parkmall. 128568

The al fresco branch here was apparently the original branch in Cebu. They have branched out since then to other parts of Cebu, Mandaue and Mactan. They added an air-conditioned branch in Parkmall too. The branches here are particularly the brightest and, in my opinion, the cleanest of all their kiosks. 128568

If you like the liempo part of pork, then Lechon Belly is more suitable for you rather than availing the regular Cebu Lechon. They still carry out the Cebuano recipe for Lechon, and use the fatty belly part of the pig, which I personally really like too. Lechon is always best paired with Puso and Lechon Belly honors this pairing, unlike other Lechon restaurants here in Cebu. 128571

We were able to sample both the original and spicy Lechon Belly and I really enjoyed both. The spicy one had a kick to it because of the wonderful spice rub. Don’t get me wrong though, the original one is rather very flavourful too. I like them both very much. 128568 A lot of my Cebuano friends enjoy Lechon with a vinegar-based dipping sauce. I think a Manileño like me is more inclined with liver sauce like Mang Tomas. But ever since I moved here, I learned to also love the Cebuano dipping sauce. 128568

We were also able to try their Paksiw and it was actually really good. Very oily though, but I think that’s a dead given since the part of the Lechon is indeed belly, similar to bacon already. So basically oily talaga siya. But it was really really good! q

I wanted to eat more with the puso, but we still had a long day ahead of us and so I decided to stop. Hahaha 128569128569128569

It’s also a really good place to buy your pasalubong, especially to friends from Manila. Just make sure to ask them to pack it properly for you, ready for a flight. 128077🏼

I’d definitely come back. 128568

***Note: The event is sponsored by Parkmall in Mandaue, Cebu as partnership with |ooloo. All food items have been chosen by each restaurant based on their own discretion.
#|oolooXParkmall
#rendezvoos

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Vicky J.
5.0 Stars

Visited Cebu recently with my husband and knew we can't leave Cebu without trying the famous Cebu lechon belly. Happy that we consulted looloo and followed the looloo reviewers' recommendations to try this place at Park Mall in Cebu.

We thought we were going to a proper airconditioned restaurant but it wasn't really what we expected. It was just a small eatery outside the mall out on the streets, alfresco style. We were ready to back out as we weren't prepared to eat with our bare hands and preferred to eat in a cooler place. But we knew that we had to be brave and not miss this rare and unique experience. We were just so glad we took the dare!

We ordered 1/4 kg each of the original flavor and the spicy flavor. We also ordered achara on the side and 6 pcs of PUSO (the sticky rice wrapped in what looked like pandan leaves). We were told 3 pcs of PUSO would be equivalent to 1 cup of rice. We ordered bottled softdrinks with our meal. We were given plastic gloves for our 'kamayan' style of eating (though we wished they gave us plastic spoons and forks instead).

To our delight, the experience was so worth it! The lechon was very tasty and tender and the skin so crispy! No sauce was needed and that's what makes this lechon different! The spicy flavor is a 'must try' though it would require a bit more rice. Service was fast and the price was so reasonable. No wonder the place was packed!

Would love to have this again some time to satisfy my lechon cravings but for sure it wouldn't be from their outlets here in Manila. The best would always have to be from the original in Cebu!

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Jackie S.
5.0 Stars

If you happen to be in Cebu and you're looking for the best place to eat lechon, go to Parkmall and look for this small restaurant.

They serve the BEST tasting lechon belly in town. You don't even need sarsa to add flavor.

The lechon belly they serve melts in your mouth (SERIOUSLY!).

They have spicy and original flavor, I recommend you get both.

Partner it with with Puso (wrapped rice) and ice cold Coke. Then use your hands when you eat to get the full experience.

You can also take home some back in Manila as psalubong.

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Christa U.
5.0 Stars

We were flying out from Cebu when we took a fastcraft from Ormoc to Cebu, so we hadn't eaten dinner yet when we arrived close to 9pm. I used looloo to find us a still-open lechon place between the port and the airport, when we found this place.

Cebu's Original Lechon Belly is an al-fresco place at Parkmall. Don't let it fool you though, the food is good and service is fast.

Because we were pressed for our time, and so hungry by the time we found this place, we thought our orders would take longer, but it didnt. We got 1/2 kilo of the original flavor, and 1/2 kilo of the spicy flavor. And we each had 2 puso (Cebuano rice wrapped in pandan leaves) to cover our meals.

Eating with our hands (with gloves of course) and without sauce, it was such an amazing experience. The saltiness of the lechon belly was sooo good, we ended up ordering more rice for ourselves. My colleagues and I weren't even really talking to each other since we were enjoying our food experience so much.

As take-home pasalubong, I ordered one order for my family and one for the office. It was just so good, lamon would be the term by which me and my officemates gobbled up that order. Even my family, which enjoys bisaya lechon when we're home in Dumaguete, enjoyed my take-home surprise.

Lechon belly is really a delicious part of the pig, esp when cooked Bisaya style. 128022128055128022

Baling lami-a gud!

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Yvette E.
5.0 Stars

It's definitely a must to try their famous Lechon Belly and eat it with puso (sticky rice) if you're in Cebu! The best part is you get to eat them without having to use utensils - Filipino style!

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NoelDada R.
4.0 Stars

Ordered 1/4 lechon belly original and spicy. Plus 3 puso rice. Total bill was only P286! Crispy lechon tasted really good. Ended up buying a whole belly (around 5 Kilos) worth about P2,500. They packed it up in a box for check-in at the airport.

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Iana Q.
4.0 Stars

boneless lechon! So this is what everyone was bragging about. Well, it did not disappoint. Thumbs up for Cebu's Original Lechon Belly!

They provide plastic gloves so you can enjoy the lechon with your bare hands!

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Princess Elaine Marie Po B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Tina L.
4.0 Stars

Yummy yummy lechon! I love their spicy version even if I was already having too much rice and coke because of the spice! haha

If you're used to seeing a whole lechon then you might be disappointed cause this is lechon belly only. But for me, its all chopped up anyway ;) I like it because its much tastier, even if they have the vinegar and soy sauce, you dont really need it. Plus the skin was really crispy and light. Because its lechon belly, you will have more meat, so bone lovers, beware ;)

The regular version for some reason was fattier but same flavorful lechon. They are stuffed with a mixture of flavors inside like lemongrass, garlic, onions and many thjngs i dont know the name of ;)

The place is like a local outdoor eatery with just some tables and benches, but quite clean. You eat with your hand here but you can ask for gloves if you prefer your hands clear of food ;)

They also opened another stall at the other end of the mall but no tables, probably for take out.

We did bring home some, picked it up in the afternoon where there are no lines and had them pack it in aluminum foil and styro. You can ask that they dont chop it so its still a whole circular piece when you bring home. They can pack it for you in a box but they will charge you extra. Anyway, it was a hit back home, folks love the spicy version!

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Princess Elaine Marie Po B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Wesley G.
4.0 Stars

Cebu's Original Lechon Belly. Masarap. Maanghang. Makasalanan.

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Soc M.
5.0 Stars

lameh 128513128540128541

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Pam L.
3.0 Stars

Sorry no photo. We ordered this to go and were starving at the time. 128539

This tasted better than Zubuchon. It has more flavor. I especially liked their spicy version.

We also ordered the "puso" rice. Which I thought was going to be something like sticky rice because it's wrapped in suman wrapper... But it's just plain plain rice.

This is supposed to get 4 stars but it kind of reminded me of liempo... So minus 1 for that.

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