It’s now becoming easier for lechon lovers to satisfy their cravings. Rico’s Lechon, the home of Cebu’s best lechon, has finally landed in Manila. They may be known for their lechon, but their menu also includes other Filipino food faves. They open the doors to their well-loved diner at BGC’s The Fort Strip in less than 24 hours, so here’s a sneak peek of the Rico eats we think you should definitely order.
Rest assured, these delicious meals would be enough to make you brave the dreaded BGC traffic.
First things first, you have to experience their iconic lechon for yourself. Theirs is a marriage of crispy skin and succulent meat roasted to perfection,packing on the telltale savor it’s known for (no need for sauce!). In fact, one of the highlights of their Manila flagship branch is the roasting pit. The Roasting Pit lets customers and passersby view the lechon roasting at all times – a classic theater of the stomach. Their lechon will surely make a normal day feel special. You can even enjoy it in two versions: Regular and Spicy. Word of caution: be prepared to order for seconds. The hype is real with this one.
The lechon sisig also makes an appearance on their menu. As we all know, lechon and sisig are both up there on ultimate comfort food Pinoy staples and together, they make a great team. Sure, it’s a sinful dish, but there’s no denying that this lethal combination will make your tastebuds jump for joy. The best of both worlds in one dish, can you imagine?
The Kare Kare is known for its peanut-based sauce and has always been an important aspect of our cuisine. You’ll be happy to find a beautiful rendition of it here in Rico’s Lechon, where you can pick your poison: Beef Tripe, Seafood, or Pork Pata Kare Kare.
What’s a Pinoy meal without rice? Being an agricultural country, it’s not surprising how rice always makes a presence on our plates. No meal is complete without it, we dare say. And Rico’s Fried Rice Trio: danggit, tuyo, and tinapa comprise this trifecta we’re loving. Served in a nostalgic kalan, this is the perfect partner for your lechon.
No matter how full your stomach is, it will always have room for dessert. No worries because Rico’s Lechon has got your sweet tooth covered. This sago and pandas showstopper will give you the proper ending to your meal.
Make sure to watch out for other Rico’s Lechon branches set to open in Tiendesitas, Glorietta, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, and UP Town Center.
Will you be there on their grand opening? Let us know! Rico’s Lechon is located at 5th Avenue cor. 26th Street, Fort Strip BGC, Taguig City.