Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pig Roast

No Filipino celebration, regardless of the occasion, is complete without a pig roast.

My wife's sister's wedding reception was held right on the beach at the Bohol Beach Club. The lovely bridesmaid in blue helping herself to some of the pickings is my wife's youngest sister Josie.

7 comments:

Joe said...

I work with some Vietnamese who came from Vietnam and they've brought the pig in a few times. It's really good, tender and moist. Mmmmm, now you've got me hungry for some pig.

Heathen Dan said...

Mmm, looks delicious. I remember Mojoey of Atheist Blogroll talking about lechon (roasted pig) too. Maybe I'll eat one myself.

Poodles said...

The, at the time, future MIL and I got into a bit of a tiff about the roasted polynesian pig for our wedding.

Being a bit of an animal lover I don't like seeing the whole pig enough to have wanted one at my reception. His mom had a tissy about that. I told her pork was just fine, as long as it didn't look like a pig on a plate.

So we had polynesian food and Italian food (my side of the family) and Tums upon request.

:)

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John Evo said...

My wife is from the Dominican Republic and their traditions are pretty similar. We roast a 30 lb pig's leg (la pierna or "lechon" as Heathen Dan said) every Christmas. DE-liscious! I won't get in to all of the great side-dishes.

tina said...

I'm with poodles on this.

Stardust said...

I can't eat pork anymore after seeing a video of how pigs know when they are about to be killed and they huddle up in squealing in fear.

I, like Poodles am an animal lover and i don't like seeing the whole animal I am eating. That goes for fish, too.