Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cambodian roast pig - សាច់កាប់, and Filipino Lechon

Cambodian roast pig - សាច់កាប់ , and Filipino Lecon are pretty much the same thing.The word lechón originated from the Spanish term lechón; that refers to a suckling pig that is roasted. The Filipinos stuff the pig with veggies and herbs before roasting. Im not too sure what the Cambodians do. This type or roast pork, is the very definition of a simple good thing elevated to heavenly heights.

You can find roast pig in Phnom penh at the central market or in Siem Reap at any number of locations. In the Philippines Lechon  is (or should be) the national dish of the PI. I have found lechonerias in every town or village I have ever visited there.

I could probably live on lecon, rice and san miguel beer for the rest of my life and be happy. Id look like jabba the hut in a couple of months but, what the hell.

Talking about this food has made me home sick for Asia and specifically the Philippines. I cant wait to get back there and share a meal and numerous beers with my friends.

See you on the trail!


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