Weekend Trip: A culinary adventure of lechon, fried chicken and pig’s brain stew in Philippine island of Cebu

Cebu City is home to national favourites like lechon, or spit-roasted whole pig. ST PHOTO: CLARA LOCK
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CEBU – Filipino food does not quite get the same attention as that of its South-east Asian neighbours. It does not pack the heat of Thai food, the herby freshness of Vietnamese dishes, or the familiarity of Malaysian and Indonesian fare.

Unlike these cuisines, which have proliferated in restaurants and foodcourts, Filipino food in Singapore is largely confined to Lucky Plaza shopping centre, which is frequented by the diaspora here.

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