Cebu’s Balamban Liempo now in Iloilo
The famous Balamban Liempo from Cebu has finally set foot in Iloilo. Came from the land of illustrious Lechon, the Cebuano version of Liempo is one of its kind in the country. Unlike any other Liempo you see on the sidewalks, Balamban Liempo is stuffed with locally grown herbs and spices and some secret ingredients, just like Lechon.
Balamban is a town in western part of Cebu known for its crunchy and flavorful rendition of this grilled pork belly dish. Cebuanos would often go to Balamban just to eat the Liempo.
Liempo is best eaten with Puso or Hanging Rice – a delicacy also synonymous to Cebu, which is basically boiled rice wrapped in coconut palm frond.
Balamban Liempo, as they claim it, is “Tastier Than Lechon” and I couldn’t agree more. Basically, Liempo is prepared much like that of Lechon but the difference is you get the tastiest part of it, the belly. Balamban Liempo’s stuffed pork belly slabs are freshly delivered to Iloilo from its commissary in Cebu to maintain the quality.
Balamban Liempo has more than 50 branches all over the Philippines. In Iloilo, the company has recently opened 3 branches, 1 in Mandurriao (beside Western Visayas Medical Center) and 2 in Jaro (outside Alta Tierra Subdivision and in front of Jaro Big Market). They are planning to open at least 7 more branches in the city and soon to expand in nearby cities like Roxas and Bacolod.
Aside from Liempo, Balamban Liempo also offers Balambanok (Lechon Manok), Lechon Sisig, Cebu’s Pochero and other delicacies for dine-in or take out. For its Iloilo branches, however, it only offers Liempo and Lechon Manok as of now since it just started its operations here.
Crunchy Balamban Liempo
Balamban Liempo’s Balambanok
Balamban Liempo Mandurriao Iloilo branch
Balamban Liempo Mandurriao Iloilo
Iloilo Branches: Mandurriao, Jaro Big Market and Alta Tierra Subdivision