Thursday, 11 April 2013

Better Late Than Never - Zubuchon

I know, I know. It's several months delayed. But better late than pregnant, errr... never. :P

Last January, we swung by Cebu on our way back to Singapore. So the husband planned to make sure we can try Zubuchon as we've heard a lot of raves about it. Even Anthony Bourdain said it's the best pig... EVER! 

After waiting for the husband to have his haircut and going around Ayala Mall, we asked around where the nearest Zubuchon branch is. Good thing there's one near, which is in Escario, about 10-15minute cab ride.

We got to the place before the lunch crowd so it was still a bit peaceful. It was the perfect timing, the little girl just went to sleep. So the husband and I were able to enjoy our lunch at Zubuchon. Haha!

I ordered the Kamias shake, it was a nice and refreshing drink. A good pair for the lechon, indeed!

As for the star of the show, I will be honest. It wasn't as spectacular as I thought it would be. Look at the first two photos I took and the other two following photos I borrowed from other blogs.  You would see the difference on the skin. Our order didn't have that much "crackle" that one would hope for, knowing that you got yourself a Zubuchon lechon. I'm not so sure why the skin was not as crispy looking as they claimed it to be. Nevertheless, the husband and I were just happy that we got to eat lechon again before heading back to a lechon-less country. Or should I say, affordable lechon. :P

Our order Photo #1

Our order Photo #2
Comparison photo from
Comparison photo #2 from

Of course a Filipino meal wouldn't be complete without rice!

There were 3 sauces to choose from - Atsuete oil, Vinegar and Soy Sauce.

A glimpse of the menu which is common nowadays, white (some use colored) chalk on boards. I like it even if you see it in every cafe you go to :P

If we have another chance to swing by Cebu, definitely we will try Zubuchon again. I hope I can get that fantastic crisp I'm looking for!

Facebook: Zubuchon

Photo credits:


Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City - (032)-2395697

Escario Street, Cebu City - (032)-2540247

R. de la Cerna St, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City - (032) - 5050130

Mactan Domestic Airport - (032) - 3402486 local 3304

Rosedale Bldg. beside University of San Carlos, Talamban -
(032) -2380879

Escario Bldg., Escario Street, Cebu City - (032) -2391225


  1. I will try zubuchon again if ever we will visit Cebu. Di ko rin natry na crispy siya. =)

  2. Tin , maybe it is more better or should I say , fresher in Cebu ? Well , the one you ate traveled by plane , so maybe the quality was compromised ( hee hee ! ) or maybe you just have a picky palate ? lol

    1. Tiyay, NFI ka. LOL We were in Cebu, we went to their Escario branch. Di gid ya crispy. :(

  3. I saw that episode too at Anthony Bourdain No Reservation. I ate a lot of lechon almost everyday when I visited the Philippines 2012 October, but never get a chance to tried zubuchon:( It look so yummy! nagutom tuloy ako...

  4. This is TRULY the best pig EVER! Quoting Anthony Bourdain. Hehe. I miss Cebu cos of this. Yay, I can't wait for October. That's our schedule of going back to Cebu!

  5. Looks yummy and the skin looks crunchy! (though I don't eat pork) My hubby would love this, he loves lechon.