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Nestled in Paya Lebar's Grandlink Square, Don Lechon has been serving up authentic Filipino cuisine since May 2016. The restaurant's delectable dishes are rich, gratifying, and bursting with flavors that have won over the hearts of the Filipino community in Singapore, with the Spit-Roasted Suckling Pig being a particular favorite.
Don Lechon's Chopped Lechon is prepared to perfection on a flaming wooden charcoal grill for four hours, ensuring that it's infused with the restaurant's signature flavor. The meat is incredibly succulent and tender, perfectly complemented by the crispy skin, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Served with rice, the generously sized and juicy pork chunks emanate a mouth-watering aroma that's hard to resist. When you take a bite, the meat's velvety texture melts in your mouth, leaving behind a creamy sensation that's truly indulgent. The dish is enhanced with subtle notes of lemongrass and garlic, which give it a delightful floral scent. Additionally, the skin is incredibly crispy, adding to the dish's overall appeal, besides the juicy and perfectly balanced fat-to-meat ratio.
Using the same spit-roasted lechon, Don Lechon creates their version of Lechon Sisig by frying it with onions and chilies. This classic Filipino dish typically consists of minced pork, chopped onions, and chicken liver. The flavors of Don Lechon's Lechon Sisig are well-balanced and enjoyable, with a hint of acidity from the lime, sweetness from the onions, and a touch of spiciness from the green chili. The dish also boasts a blend of moist, tender, and crunchy textures, along with a bold and harmonious combination of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors.
Don't let its unconventional ingredients scare you off - the Bopis is a dish worth trying. Made with diced beef lungs and pig hearts simmered in a flavorful mix of garlic, tomatoes, onions, and bay leaves, this dish boasts a tender, bouncy texture and a deep, earthy, and savory flavor with a hint of spiciness. The herbs and spices used in the dish successfully conceal any potential gaminess. The gravy is aromatic, tangy, and slightly spicy, bursting with umami flavors that pair beautifully with plain white rice.
Despite having only six items on their menu, Don Lechon's dishes are crafted with precision, passion, and care, resulting in an authentic, comforting, and satisfying Filipino meal. If you happen to be near Grandlink Square, be sure to give it a try!
Location: 511 Guillemard Rd, #01-52, Singapore 399849
Tel: +65 9778 9737
Opening Hours: 12–9:30 pm