3 Yummy Recipes to Reinvent your Leftover Lechon Baboy

Lechon a.k.a Roasted Pig is almost always the star for every Filipino celebration.  The classic menu when it comes to leftover however is t...

Lechon a.k.a Roasted Pig is almost always the star for every Filipino celebration.  The classic menu when it comes to leftover however is the Lechon Paksiw.  Although it is certainly delicious, it can be boring to eat the same dish every time we have lechon leftovers.

Here are 3 recipes I love to  make at home when I have some roasted pig leftovers.

Lechon Sisig

  • 1 lb. Skinless Lechon (roasted pork), minced
  • 1 big onion, minced
  • 2 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 to 4 green finger peppers, minced
  • 1 cup lechon, diced
  • Black pepper
  • Soy sauce or salt
  • Calamansi
  • Saute onion for 2 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the lechon. Stir.
  • Add in minced garlic, tomatoes, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes in high heat. 
  • Transfer to a serving plate. You can squeeze lime or calamansi and add hot sauce if desired.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 6

Lechon Wraps


  • 500 grams of leftover lechon, cut into strips
  • 1 pack flour tortilla, about 1 doz.(6"-diameter)
  • Iceberg lettuce, cut into serving pieces
  • Tomato (optional)
  • Spring Onions (Optional)
  • Sauce.  You can choose any of the following:
    • Hoisin Sauce (This is readily available in supermarkets or specialty stores)
    • Lechon sauce (You can use your favorite brand available in the supermarket)
    • Sweet soy-sauce vinegar sauce (Please see recipe below)

  • Heat up your leftover lechon using a microwave oven or toaster.  Set aside.
  • Heat flour tortilla on a frying pan or in a microwave oven. 
  • Wrap a piece of lettuce and lechon strips in a flour tortilla. You can add in tomatoes and spring onions depending on your taste.
  • Serve with the sauce

To make the Sweet Soy-Vinegar Sauce:

    • 1 tbsp. sweet soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp. garlic, minced
    • 1 tbsp. onions, chopped
    • 1 pc. chili pepper
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in
    • 1 tbsp. water
    • Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. 
    • Allow to boil and cook until mixture slightly thickens. 
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Sinigang na Lechon

  • 750 g Lechon (roasted pork), cut into chunks
  • ¼ kg unripe tamarind, boiled and juices squeezed out or
  • a packet of instant tamarind soup base
  • 200g of kangkong (swamp cabbage leaves)
  • 200g okra, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 labanos (horse radish), sliced
  • 5 pcs, taro/gabi, cut into pieces
  • 6 cups water or rice wash
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce

  • If your left-over lechon has bones in it, scrape the meat off the bone and set the meaty portions aside. 
  • Boil lechon chunks in a pot with water or rice wash. Simmer for 15 minutes for the soup to be infused with the flavor of the lechon.
  • Add the tamarind juices/instant tamarind soup base.Stir.
  • Add fish sauce, taro/gabi and horseradish. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add okra and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the Swamp Cabbage and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve with steamed rice.
How about you?  What's your favorite leftover lechon recipe?

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  1. I didn't know we can make sisig out from lechon. I like lechon paksiw in the morning. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. This are really tasty alternatives for lechon. I also like it cooked as lechon pacsiw.

  3. I am familiar with lechon paksiw, maybe I will try the lechon wraps for a change.

  4. I've never thought about putting lechon in sinigang! It does certainly look tasty. mewants!

  5. Gosh! I'm getting super hungry right now. I don't know when was the last time I ate lechon.

  6. Sinigang lechon, masubukan nga yan.

  7. First time to hear about Sinigang na Lechon, I wonder how it will taste.

  8. These are three creative recipes that are perfect to prepare when gathering with families. I guess they are classic examples of great Filipino dishes.

  9. I think we've done the third one and it was a winner! The other 2 seems delicious to look at especially the sisig but sadly, I don't eat much pork like before. I had to control myself on eating pork due to health.. :)

  10. ooooh sinigang na lechon is different! we usually do lechon paksiw with the leftovers! haha

  11. Healthy recipes are always good for living a healthy life. Natural food is always leads into a healthy life. So I love this recipe.


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