In Davao, a Lechon Buwaya was served at a birthday party
LECHON BUWAYA – A roasted crocodile was one of the main dishes at a birthday party in Davao.
Lechon is a popular food in the Philippines that is present on special occasions, festivals, holidays, and even birthdays.
One of the reasons why a lot of people love Lechon is because of its natural juiciness.
Lechon is usually a whole suckling pig grilled over charcoal. But nowadays, it has given way to a medium-sized adult pig.
The first Lechon in the country was made in Cebu in the 1920s, and the first-ever lechoneros came from Talisay City.
Apart from the Philippines, the dish is especially popular in countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.
Over the years, and just like any popular dish, the Lechon also evolved.
Years ago, Davao introduced a different kind of Lechon– the notoriously talked-about Lechon Buwaya or roasted crocodile.
In fact, it was in October 2011 that the Davao Crocodile Park launched “Croctoberfest 2011” where saltwater crocodiles were roasted in the traditional way of cooking Lechon.
Lechon Crocodile contains nutrients and other health benefits since it has low fat, and low calories but is high in protein.
Recently, a certain Fe Libranza Buagas wherein she posted a snap in the 70th birthday celebration of her “Tiyo Poldo.”
One of the foods present in the picture is no less than a Lechon buwaya or roasted crocodile.
The photo immediately went viral, garnering mixed reactions from the netizens.
Here are the comments from netizens:
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