>> Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Home-cooked meals are always guaranteed treats. For each one of us, our mother's or grandmother's recipe is the best in the world. This is because we grow up together with the flavors of the food at home. Home-cooked food is so good that you'd wish the microwave had a 'Stealth Mode' so your relatives won't know you sneaked out in the middle of the night to get some midnight grub from the dinner's leftover.
Families always have a secret ingredient or a secret way in cooking stuff. Just like the flavors of Cydelicious Lechon Manok. A marinade sauce made and kept secret by the family, the stuff is so good that people actually bribed them off to make claims of this well-kept culinary treasure. Luckily, the family decided to venture into business and use the epic sauce to make one of the best and unique lechon manok in town.
Injecting the secret marinade sauce into the chicken, it holds the flavor all over the meat. The classic and original style Cydelicious lechon manok is internally marinated and roasted to perfection. The meat is so tender and I love how succulent the chicken is and the juices of the chicken is just an outburst of rich flavor.
For lovers of spices, Cydelicious also offers Spicy Lechon Manok which is just like the classic lechon manok but this time, it delivers the spice like a freak train.
Cydelicious Lechon Manok does not offer just that. What is unique with this lechon place is they also offer their Boneless Lechon Manok Stuffed with Sisig. Before you scratch your head like a chicken, the sisig is not being stuffed raw. To make sure that the sisig flavor does not fade away to the meat, its first cooked using the marinate sauce and then stuffed inside the boneless chicken. Once the boneless chicken is closed, it is then roasted to perfection. Works like magic how the flavor of the lechon manok stays and so does the sisig's texture and consistency like it was not stuffed inside.
Like family reunions, Cydelicious Lechon Manok have another surprise - and no, it's not an announcement that you are adopted, the surprise is that they do not just offer the sisig lechon manok, but also offer Boneless Lechon Manok Stuffed with Flavored Rice! This version is a personal favorite. I love how the flavor of the rice and the natural juice of the chicken sip into the rice. It gives you that Paella texture and at the same time a smoky flavor from the grill. I love the spices used, not too strong and very well balanced flavor from the chicken, rice and the marinate sauce.
Cydelicious Lechon Manok is a perfect example on how to get into business. Being resourceful and being innovative will always sum up into something great. And because Cydelicious never sell leftovers from yesterday's lechon, it is guaranteed fresh and juicy every time you get to experience it.
Home-cooked meals using a family's culinary secrets are always comparable to food for the gods, and that it never fails to slow our appetites... appetites that gods might have envied.
Cydelicious Lechon Manok is located at Banilad (right side of Gaisano Country Mall), Cebu City. Price range of their lechon manok is at P160 - P250 only. For inquiries and bulk orders, you may contact them at 512-3913 or 0923-535-6994.
All pictures are taken by Roui Faelnar. For more of his photography, you may check his site at http://RouiFaelnar.com
Special thanks to Vanessa Balleras