CARCAR :Lechon capital of Cebu province.
Headed to Cebu South for business and it was around 11am when we passed by Carcar City, the lechon capital of South Cebu. It’s located 4o kilometers south of Cebu City. It has a population of around 107,000 scattered across their 15 barangays. Aside from the old Spanish houses and the old acacia trees that surround this town, their public markets are known to serve the best lechon.
On a given time there are more than a dozen lechon stalls , and you will see more than a dozen lechons there. One characteristic of their lechon is they save the lechon drippings in a pot and when you buy a kilo or so, they pour it back in or you can opt to let them store it in a plastic pouch. The lechon “soup” is actually quite flavorful and you can pour it over the rice or the lechon.