weekly photo challenge: culture

April 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm 15 comments

this photo was taken while visiting friends and relatives in oahu, hawaii.

lechón or roasted pig is an iconic food served at filipino gatherings. a clean-shaven pig, with the internal organs removed, is skewered with a bamboo pole and rotated slowly over a charcoal pit until it’s fully cooked. it’s served whole from head to tail on a table.

since culture is about food, the best introduction to filipino culture is eating the lechón and the other filipino cuisine. an apple is sometimes placed in the mouth of the pig to symbolize unbridled temptation for decorative purposes. it tastes so good that you’d be inclined to pig on it (pardon the pun). this could be the reason many consider it as food to die for (pardon another pun). it’s known to induce high blood pressure and heart disease among its habitué. eating in moderation is the way to go.

incidentally, roasted pig is also popular in other countries in asia, europe, and latin america, although the manner and method of cooking may vary from country to country.

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