The Cebuano version of liempo is one of its kind in the country.
The Cebuano version of liempo is one of its kind in the country. Unlike any other liempo you see on the sidewalk, Balamban Liempo is stuffed with locally-grown herbs and spices and some secret ingredients, just like lechon.
Balamban Liempo, the brand claims it is “Tastier Than Lechon” and I think I'm starting to agree. Basically, the liempo is prepared much like that of lechon but the difference is you get the tastiest part of it, the belly.
Balamban is a town in western part of Cebu known for its crunchy and
flavorful rendition of this grilled pork belly dish. Cebuanos would
often go to Balamban just to eat the liempo.
Liempo is best eaten with Puso or Hanging Rice – a delicacy also synonymous to Cebu, which is basically boiled rice wrapped in coconut palm frond.
They also have a distinct version of lechon manok called Balambanok. It's a whole roasted chicken spiced with the same flavors as their liempo.
Where do you get your favorite liempo and lechon manok?