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Review of Zubuchon

Zubuchon
Ranked #7 of 769 Restaurants in Cebu City
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Asian, Filipino
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We serve roast pork as the main dish, with nearly three dozen other Filipino dishes that are either include roast pork or are pork-free complementary dishes. We offer an extensive seafood menu in three of our restaurants as well as many vegetable dishes and natural local fruit shakes. This is the roast pork that Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain declared as "The Best Pig, Ever!" On his No Reservations episode on the Philippines. For a taste of Filipino cuisine, in clean, bright comfortable surroundings, visit us at any of our branches in Cebu.
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had a blast yesterday the skin was good and meat was so tender you can even see the spices - putting it into the vinegar seems an insult a blissful lechon experience. Better than CnT lechon i think

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Zubuchon, Owner at Zubuchon, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you for your visit to Zubuchon and your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the lechon and rated us so highly on value, service and quality of food. We try our best and don't always succeed, but it's very encouraging to hear from customers like you. We hope to see you back in the future!

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is not the real Cebu lechon, taste wise: Zubuchon taste like Lechon from Manila, bland and you need Mang Thomas to kick the flavor. Very disappointed with the taste. CNT or Carcar Lechon taste way better. I think the only reason why it got high rating is because of the restaurant lay out. Zubuchon looks clean and classy. But if you want the real deal, spare yourself and go to CNT or Carcar or Talisay Lechon.

Maybe Anthony Bourdain was given a different Lechon when he said it is the best pig ever, because Zubuchon is not tasty at all.

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Zubuchon, Owner at Zubuchon, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

We are sorry you had a portion of lechon that you found to be lacking in taste. For the most part, our platters include a mixture of cuts, but if the majority was from the thigh, it is possible they had less herbs and seasoning than the more sought after ribs. Actually, we patterned our lechon recipe after a very traditional cebuano lechon from the 1950's and 1960's. Using only organic/natural stuffing ingredients, though with the addition of two unusual herbs (rosemary and thyme) and the use of fine olive oil for the skin. We only brush our lechons with fresh coconut water, not 7up or soy sauce, a typical shortcut of the past twenty years. And we use ABSOLUTELY NO MSG in the stuffing where other purveyors might use up to a cup of this ingredient. We only use uniodized natural sea salt. Perhaps it is the characteristic "tang" of MSG you are seeking, and which has become common in some, not all, commercial lechons in Cebu and we apologize if we don't provide that. There are several other good lechonans in Cebu that DO use MSG and you may find them more to your taste... Thank you.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

since cebu has the most delicious lechon all over philippines but when we visit this restaurant zubu chon,, i was like poisoned after i got full....blassst,,, first we eat the squid stuffed with lechon, first bite of there food was ok but when we eat and eat everything i was like poisoned because its so disgusting, there dish has the same taste there a twist but all of those has the same taste,,, bad =(

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Irresistible taste with a different twist of crispyness very apppropriate with adobong kangkong with chicharon bits on top of it what more can you ask for. Perfect for pasalubong because the packaging is great.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The pork is to die for, so juicy and tender. The beer was good and cold. Service was great too. Pity there were no tables inside, we went to the Cebu IT park area.

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