EATS the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s that time of the year when us Pinoys have gatherings here and there. Gatherings that have endless supply of food. If you are a Filipino or a foreigner but has been to the Philippines during December, you know what we are talking about. December is probably our most favorite month because of all the happiness it brings every single year. Food, friends, and of course, FAMILY. December won’t be complete without those three F’s, right? In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you one very important dish in any Filipino Christmas celebration—LECHON! Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon to be more precise. A few weeks ago, we visited Tatang’s in Kapitolyo, one of their more recently opened outlets here in Manila. Were we excited to visit Tatang’s? Hell yeah! Both of us extremely love lechon and we have been hearing a lot of buzz about the place so it’s really time to try it out. We won’t keep you waiting so here goes our Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon EATSperience, enjoy!
Welcome to Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon!
Tatang’s Kapitolyo can accommodate around 30 diners. People can also order for takeout and for delivery. We loved the simple interior of the place which matches what Tatang’s is about. As for the aroma that surrounds the place, it may give a positive or a negative impression. Because the whole place smells like lechon. Yes, you will surely be tempted to order more than what you can really eat because of this intense aroma. However, if you are just having lunch and will still return to the office after, you better be ready with either extra clothes or lots and lots of perfume because the aroma will be with you for the rest of the day. Well, we were more towards the positive. The aroma of the lechon was just too good to resist! We were still really full from a filling lunch but when we entered Tatang’s, we suddenly forgot that we were full. It was simply irresistible!
Let the Tatang’s feast begin!
Tatang’s Kapitolyo prepared this lechon-filled spread for us. Yes, all of these dishes! Who wouldn’t forget about being full, right? Good thing we brought our friends Maki and Rosey, the couple behind FoodBitesPH, to help us out in our very first Tatang’s EATSperience!
[Mr. Eats] A “healthy” lechon dish! Yes, it may seem unusual at first but the lechon slices gave the kangkong a much needed boost in the flavor department. I loved the balance of sweet and salty flavors on this simple yet tasty dish.
[Mrs. Eats] It is like the homemade Adobong Kangkong with a special ingredient. Which happens to be the very special lechon! 1 order of this plus a cup of hot plain rice will surely satisfy one’s hunger.
[Mr. Eats] This lechon dish may be on the greasier side of things, but it surely was SUPERB! I love sisig and this lechon sisig would probably be on my top sisig list of all time. Lots and lots of meaty boneless Cebu lechon with sweet and spicy sauce, made even better by its raw egg topping and calamansi. Make sure you mix it all together and get a bit of everything to have a complete EATSperience. Must try dish at Tatang’s!
[Mrs. Eats] I am a sisig fan and a lechon fan. And this dish gave me 2 favorites in one bite! It had a mixture of sweet, salty and peppery flavors. However, I like my sisig with a crunch and I wish it had more of a crispier texture.
[Mr. Eats] It was really hard to pick a favorite on this one because I really loved both flavors. The classic tasted really familiar. I loved how the lemongrass elevated all the seasonings and formed a great bond of lovely flavors in making the boneless Cebu lechon AWESOME. On the other hand, the spicy had some heat but it was tolerable. The main flavors that made it “Cebu” lechon were still there but with a kick in the end. Before I forget, the skin was really tasty and crispy. I wish had more of it!
[Mrs. Eats] The idea of eating boneless lechon is a genius. One can just dig in and enjoy every single bite without much hassle. The aroma of from the spices that they used were really evident as we made our way to digging in to every piece. And the crunch from the crispy skin made my EATSperience even better!
Thanks to Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon for this wonderful lechon feast! We really loved what we EATSperienced. Well, who wouldn’t love a perfectly cooked lechon and a greasy yet great-tasting sisig, right? If they continue to do what they have been doing all along, customers will surely flock the place and keep coming back for more of their boneless Cebu lechon. We will surely be back for more. Hopefully, anytime soon. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Have a blessed Christmas!
Tatang’s Boneless Cebu Lechon
D-Strip Building, United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
+63995 506 7643 or +63919 974 8705
10:00am to 9:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Budget: below 500 php for two