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Porch Lechon and Batchoy Haus: Where It’s Lechon Day Every Day

For the second time in this food quest, Race and I are leaving our cares behind and joining the people at the Porch.

X at Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus 2017

^^,

The reason being that they shifted to a lechon as well as batchoy house serving simple but staple foodstuff. It suits me just fine because I’m not really a big fan of lechon as it is. I find that I appreciate this pork dish more as a saucy and more complex viand = lechon paksiw. =D

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus 2017 menu

Choices, choices. There’s one viand for every day of the week and then some. =b

At the Porch reinvented, there’s choices galore. They do have paksiw … as a true blue vinegar stewed version. (Paksiw sa suka, it says on the menu, which gives me an image where the sauce would be white-ish like it is in fish paksiw. Orrrrr is it? I wonder, is there any other way to make paksiw besides using my favorite shot? *tee hee) Also, other Filipino favorite ulam like sinigang and sisig are available. That’s right, besides cooked in vinegar, Porch serves roast pig other ways.

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus lechon dinakdakan 2017

Lechon dinakdakan (“,)

When X+1 came for early dindin, (at the prodding of eager beaver foodie friend, Sir Dan as well as P3’s resident chef/baker, Karla), we went for lechon cooked as dinakdakan and kare-kare. (We’ll just have to find out about the Porch paksiw one of these days.) We were sort of torn if we should get lechon blood stew in addition but the halo-halo dessert took our attention away from it. *hihi

In a flash, our orders came out of the little counter window. (Thank you so much; I was already having a migraine due to the hunger. *hee Right, late meal again.) My better half’s dinakdakan is a properly proportioned serving of pig ear strips, fat, and lean. Basically, it’s a well made dinakdakan.

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus lechon kare-kare 2017

Lechon kare-kare *nomnomnom

The same is true with my kare kare. Again, proper proportions with the meat and veg and such tasty sauce that I almost didn’t use the shrimp paste … almost. =b

While we thought we’d have more room for the dinuguan with roast pig pieces, we ordered instead, an extra cup of rice (to get every drop of kare-kare sauce off my plate ^^,) and halo-halo in a mason jar.

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus halo-halo 2017

Halo-halo =D

Without much effort, I was able to mix the ice shards and the other ingredients for the halo-halo together. One sip and we got perfect sweetness to the cooling milky dessert. There’s a good helping of corn, langka, ube, kaong, beans, gulaman, and buko strips in it. =)

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus dining area 2017

The dining area.

Just like the old Porch, X marks the lechon house it is now, for good food in Baguio. They make every day a good day for lechon.

Food: 5 treasure chests To my favorite restaurants list, this goes.

Service: Since Porch is now self-service, I give ourselves a  5 treasure chests *snickers  Kudos to the staff at the lechon/batchoy house for the speedy food prep though. \m/

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests Not as colorful and bright as the old Porch but it doesn’t really matter; the food’s fantastic.

Price: 4 treasure chests

(Since we’re starting off December, I wanted to digress a bit by putting something Christmas-y in this post. It’s just what I got at the bakery a few steps away from Baguio’s new home of lechon and bachoy. Just in case your sweet tooth is looking for something more to munch on, here’s Cinnamon Bakery. I wish you all the best for the last month of the year, my foodie friends! (“,) )

Baguio Cinnamon Bakeshop cinnamon roll and devil's food cupcake 2017Cinnamon roll, devil’s food cupcake, and coffee from the bakeshop a few steps away from Porch. =)

Race and I deliberated if we should get some orders for take out (for midnight snack, perhaps. *hee). After our little excursion to the building near Porch, we thought it would be better to just make a return visit in the future. We figured transporting the food from the resto to home might take away from getting the utmost enjoyment of the meal.

That said, Porch does make deliveries, soooo if you want a taste of their offering but you’re feeling like a lazybones to go out, they can bring their food to you. Wee!

Baguio Porch Lechon and Batchoy Haus lechon paksiw sa suka and lechon dinuguan with atchara and sinigang soup 2017

Lechon paksiw sa suka and lechon dinuguan with atchara and yummy, savory sinigang soup. (Got to get lechon sinigang in the future too. So like rosa maria sinigang that we miss.)

UPDATE 12/03/2017: So yes, we got our chompers on the dinuguan and the paksiw sa suka. That really was just stewed in vinegar, no lechon sauce/Mang Tomas used to make it. Pretty good, but methinks I need more time to get accustomed to it. Hands down, the dinuguan was deelish. *fingertip kiss  We also got a lechon wrap which had crunchy bits of lechon amongst the veggie mince.

Baguio Lechon and Batchoy Haus facade 2017

Porch Lechon and Bachoy Haus

Camp 7 (beside Total gas station)

Baguio City, Philippines

0905 291 0846

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***Update 12/03/2017: It was great to meet you, Sir Dennis and Sir Mark! Thank you so much for the free halo halo to beat the lunch heat. More power!

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11 responses to “Porch Lechon and Batchoy Haus: Where It’s Lechon Day Every Day”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Parang masarap pero ang layo naman dyan. Camp 7 pa. T T

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there. The food we got from Porch was really scrumptious. I think it is worth the trip. (I, myself, am giddy to go back … now na. *hihi) However, as I mentioned in the post, if you’re feeling lazy, you can always get the lechon treats from this lechon and batchoy haus delivered to you.

      I hope this helps. Happy Baguio food quest! (“,)

  2. Lina says :

    Did Porch reopen? I did not get to try it when they served wagyu steaks. Is this the same porch?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Lina! Yes, Emithia’s Porch that used to serve wagyu and peri peri chicken is Porch Lechon and Batchoy House today. I think they did close for a short time and then reopened as a pasalubong center which is still what half of their store is now.

      I hope you have a great time leaving your cares behind if only for a moment and joining the people at the Porch and enjoy your chosen lechon viand. Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods! (“,)

  3. Steph says :

    That lechon dinakdakan and lechon kare kare looks so good, I want to go to Porch now na.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Steph! Tastes good too. I, myself couldn’t wait till we try their dinuguan, etc. Teleport to Porch Lechon Haus!

      I hope you have a great time at Porch. Thank you for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods! (“,)

  4. Anonymous says :

    I saw this restaurant when arrived yesterday. We will get some lechon takeout when we stop for gas going back home 😀

    • XiNE says :

      Hello! Good idea, two birds with one stone. I hope you enjoy the lechon you take away from Porch Lechon and Batchoy House! Happy eatsploring! (“,)

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