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Small Lechon in SF/Peninsula, or should I get the 1/2 (which half?)

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Small Lechon in SF/Peninsula, or should I get the 1/2 (which half?)

| May 11, 2005 06:48 PM

An earlier post 4/14/05 helpfully pointed me to good sources for Lechon in the SF/Peninsula. As luck would have it, I have a Daly City event where I can order a small lechon.

My dilemma is that we're only serving 20-30 people with other foods, and some people won't be eating dinner, just appetizers.

Are there any places in SF/Peninsula that have small whole lechons? Or is it better to get a half lechon?

I've already done some investigating:

1) I called Lech Go, they only have 1 size (too big for us at 40-50 lbs, $235). However, they have a half lechon, $125, which they slice lengthwise.

2) I called Ong Pin, they only have 1 size they recommend (too big also, 50-55 lbs, not sure the price). However, they have a half lechon, $120, which we get to choose either the head half or the tail half.

The guy at Ong Pin seemed to prefer halving to having a smaller lechon, not just to make a sale but he just didn't think smaller was as good.

3) Are there any places nearby that offer a small lechon, Filipino style?

Or if I go with either place above -- for a HALF -- which one do you prefer.
? If Ong Pin, should I get the head or tail?
? If Lech Go, should I get the left or right?
(LOL I might be kidding about the left/right, but I haven't had the choice before.)

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