Lechon La Loma Style

Tuesday, February 28th 2023

La Loma style Lechon is a popular way of roasting a whole pig in the Philippines. Here is a recipe to make La Loma style Lechon:


  • 1 whole pig (cleaned and dressed)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup pepper
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10-15 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup dried bay leaves (crushed)


  1. Combine salt and pepper, and rub all over the pig, including inside the cavity.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, and bay leaves.
  3. Use this mixture to marinate the pig for at least 24 hours, making sure to get the marinade into the cavity.
  4. When ready to roast, skewer the pig onto a bamboo pole or metal spit, and secure tightly.
  5. Preheat your oven or roasting pit to 350°F.
  6. Roast the pig for 4-5 hours or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  7. Baste the pig with the remaining marinade every 30 minutes to keep it moist and flavorful.
  8. Remove the pig from the oven and let it rest for 30 minutes before carving and serving.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the size of the pig and the type of oven or roasting pit being used. It is important to monitor the cooking temperature and ensure that the pig is cooked thoroughly to avoid any food safety issues.