It was a good thing the hotel's buffet spread was pretty good so I was able to fill my hunger with a generous amount of danggit, eggs and garlic rice. Truly a hearty breakfast to prep me for the busy schedule ahead. Day 2 was our BIG day, it was when we had our cooking demo and prior to that, ML and I went around Cebu City to do some trade checks as we wanted to make the most of our short 3-day visit. After going around SM Cebu, we asked our Cebu-based colleague R where's a good place to eat. Seeing that we have time to spare, he suggested that we grab lunch at CnT Lechon which is located right across the mall.
Be ready to spare at least an hour in CnT as the wait for your number to be called can take a long time. After that though, everything speeds up most especially when a plate of crispy lechon is sitting in front of you.
On to the lechon, I love the crunchy smooth skin which tasted way more like a lechon than sadly Zubuchon did. This is your age-old lechon that almost every Filipino are familiar with. The meat was tender yet with some parts being quite chewy and rubbery. R prepared some soy sauce-vinegar dip for us but the meat was salty enough that I hardly touched my lechon sauce. CnT Lechon wins over Zubuchon as far as flavor is concerned but it failed in the tenderness category. Nonetheless, I was blown away by such as delicious meal and I initially wanted to go back to CnT Lechon the next day to buy some lechon for my family back home.
Aside from lechon, they also have a number of viands available. I saw some dinuguan, paksiw, chopsuey and a lot more. For us though, we were very happy with our simple lechon and rice meal and I will definitely go back for this again and again.
CnT Lechon is located at the North Recalamation Area (across SM Cebu City). They also have a branch at the food court of Ayala Center Cebu and at 1377 Rama Avenue, Guadalupe, Cebu City. I highly recommend that you visit the North Reclamation branch as it's the biggest and according to R, it's the main branch.
Go early as the lechon quickly runs out after lunch.
Best to either bring your own bottled water or order a can of soda. I can't really guarantee if water is potable here.