NKM Bldg., Block 1 Lot 7 BF Resort Drive, Talon Dos, Las Piñas, Metro Manila
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An awesome discovery from this weekend's The Gourmand Market in BGC - the Spicy Porchetta from Manila Belly!
The 250 gram portion was good for sharing, big chunks of juicy and flavorful pork goodness! Most of the skin was crunchy but some weren't and stuck to my teeth. This was so addicting and we were in Porchetta heaven. Even the rice tasted so good since they used the drippings.
Wish they had a restaurant in the Ortigas area but until then I hope I bump into them during food bazaars.
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I first learned about Manila Belly from my sister-in-law because they deliver in the Southern (Manila) area. She was raving about it and pointed me to their IG page (@manilabelly) that got me really drooling. And what's even better, one of their more recent posts announced the opening of a physical store right inside our village!
On that same weekend, I didn't waste any time and headed to their store to pick up a slab for lunch over at my parents' place. The place was quite small with only one slot for parking but not really an issue since it's inside a village. Manang Lilian was very accommodating and prepared my slab for me. I ordered 1.5kg and while she asked if I wanted it chopped, I declined. She wrapped it in aluminum foil and gave instructions for reheating, in case it would not be consumed immediately.
One kilo is P660 for the original and spicy variants. They also have the truffle variant but should be ordered one day before. They also deliver to nearby villages for as low as P50.
I've tried a lot of lechon belly/porchetta but this was one of the best I've had! The skin was golden brown and puffed up. While we didn't heed the advise to reheat it via oven or toaster, the skin was still crispy. It didn't require any sauce anymore and was very tender. It was really tasty and perfectly seasoned with that green filling (blended lemongrass, garlic and onions)! We also had it as a mantou filling (with cucumber, cilantro, leeks and hoisin sauce) for our afternoon snack. Needless to say that the family enjoyed it so much that this is now a semi-regular in our weekend lunch/dinner.
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