Filipinos tend to light up with anticipation whenever they hear the words: "Merong lechon!" ("There's lechon!") during nochebuena, birthday parties, weddings, fiestas, and other gatherings. I mean, who wouldn't? Roast pig is one of those Filipino favorites that we usually flock to at any buffet spread because the crunchy skin runs out way too fast! Even Anthony Bourdain fell in love with lechon's juicy, delicious magic. In one of his No Reservations episodes, he declared that Cebu's famous lechon is "the best pig ever!"
Chef Claude Tayag shared that usually, Cebuanos don't like using liver sauce with their lechon. "At most, they dip it in vinegar kasisobrangalatna" (At most, they dip it in vinegar because it's too salty already). This is why most lechon joints, like Zubuchon, serve vinegar with their Cebu lechon. Zubuchon has their own special vinegar sawsawancaledSukaLami, which is great with an additional squeeze of calamansifor an extra tangy kick.