I know Christmas was months ago, and yes this post is long overdue. Don’t worry though, this post is definitely worth it.
So every year our college barkada celebrates Christmas with food (lots of it) and our “White Elephant” gift exchange with the theme your year or the year ahead. This year, the party organizers planned a menu based on Lechon. Yum! So here it is:
With start out with our crackers and dip (pesto, dulong, aligue, burong something). The organizers bought the lumpia from Claude Tayag as our starter, which wasn’t really that great. Our friends made their version of pako salad with salted eggs and tomatoes which was light and refreshing. Some of the people were pretty sad at this point since no meat has been served.
And then the lechon wave began: lechon balat, inasal lechon ribs with prawn thermidore, then our lechon meat in pita which you can do in 2 ways: one with an ensalada and gravy OR as I had mine, kimchi and cilantro which was really, really good. YES I ate 2 servings of this!
Then we had lechon sisig with foie gras (yum, so sinful) with brown rice, and more lechon meat if your stomach could still accommodate it!
For dessert, we were served buko pandan, suman and ube ice cream (of course from Cake Club, where else). Throughout the meal our servers poured us wine and my beloved drink of choice – Coke. I left the party stating that I will never ever eat lechon again, but the very next day I had lechon for lunch at the office again! That’s it for Lechonfest 2012, but seriously cannot wait for Lechonfest 2013!