Mang Kiko’s Lechon is located in Scape Youth Park (together with Botak Jones), directly opposite Orchard Cineleisure. I first heard about it through a friend, who mentioned that he had the best roasted pork belly there. When I asked him more about Mang Kiko’s Lechon, the reply was short and sweet: good Filipino food in Singapore.
Now what exactly is Filipino food? I have no idea since I have never been to Philippines nor have I tried any Filipino food in Singapore before. I happened to pass by Scape, and I decided to give it a try with an open mind — not knowing what to expect, or how it taste like.
I think it will be better if I’m honest upfront, but I’m a big fan of pork. There are people who do not enjoy the meat because of the ‘porky’ taste, but you know what I think? They are missing on something that’s truly delicious.
While I stared at the Roasted Pork Belly ($6), I heard faint encouragements of “EAT IT!” from the little imp that was sitting on the side of my shoulder. It was greasy, fatty and whatever you could think of to describe ‘sinful’.
This, is the downfall of human beings.
Taking the first bite of the roasted pork, oh my god — it was so good! There was nothing special about the rice. Its mere presence was to ensure that there’s no guilt about indulging in the roast pork — it was there to make it complete as a meal.
If you are looking for cheap and good food in Orchard, why not try the roasted chicken and pork from Mang Kiko’s Lechon?
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Mang Kiko’s Lechon
Somerset Youth Park
121 Somerset Road