We’ve tasted the best Lechon Cebu at Hukad restaurant. There are many great-tasting lechon in the country. Mostly said you can find it in Cebu. I haven’t been to Cebu that’s why I’m glad that there are native or restaurants available in Manila or here in the South. Our family tried Hukad in SM Southmall.
We love food! Every time we dine in at a restaurant, we make sure to order that the foods are fit for all. It was Easter Sunday when we dine-in at Hukad restaurant. We practice abstinence from eating pork during the Holy week. This makes us crave for the pork menu and of course, lechon.
At first, we were hesitant to try. But, seeing the menu and it feels that the foods they serve is a local menu in Cebu so we give it a try. My mom-in-law who is a Bisaya said that food in Cebu is rich in flavor. She explained to us the meaning of Hukad in Filipino is “Sandok”. The name actually intrigues me, attracting me to find out what to ladle?
Hukad/Golden Cowrie Filipino Restaurant under Cebu Golden Restaurant, Inc. is a restaurant with its rich offerings of local Filipino dishes, wooden interiors and long tables where more people can dine together, and excellent service reflecting Filipino hospitality, one can truly enjoy only the finest native Filipino cuisine. It has become VisMin’s go-to restaurant for Filipino comfort food.
Based on my observation, they highlight on Cebu’s Famous lechon and other truly Filipino taste menus.
More details of Hukad at https://www.alwaysafeast.ph.
What we order at Hukad?
There is distinctly native menu when we saw the menu at Hukad. Since we are a group of five, 3 adults, 2 kids, and one senior citizen, we order food that each will appreciate. From the photo above, here’s the list of what we’ve ordered for family with senior citizen and kids.
- Lechon Belly
- Ngohiong (5 pcs)
- Bicol Express
- Grilled Tuna Belly
- Green Mango Cucumber Agua Fresca
What is Ngohiong? In Cebu, it is the local kin of a spring roll: a deep-fried, battered rice-paper roll containing julienned singkamas (jicama) and/or ubod (technically heart of (coconut) palm, but may also refer to bamboo shoots), ground pork, minced shrimps, garlic, and onions. (credit at eatyourworld.com)
For kids, they like the Ngohiong. For bigger kids they will appreciate all of the menu. My mom-in-law who is a senior citizen enjoyed the grilled tuna belly while husband and I love the lechon belly. The Green Mango and cucumber Agua Fresco drink is well-matched to our orders “pampawala ng umay” and this drink is so refreshing. I think the drink has cleansing aid to our stomach because when we went home, we’ve cleansed our stomach in the toilet room (you know what I meant).
For me their price is reasonable. Why? Because they have big servings in the menu and the taste is truly delicious. A native delicious Filipino food in the Visayas part. They offer unlimited rice. The foods served to us were freshly cooked. They entertained our request for the Pinakbet on “Not too salty” and lessen the Bagoong. Their staff were attentive and smiling.
My family highly recommends this restaurant. This will be one in my list when I wanted to eat native foods. We love the food most especially the Lechon Belly “Best Lechon Cebu at Hukad“. To the management of Hukad, Keep up your best menus!
It’s a family feast at Hukad!