Where to order cochinillo in Metro Manila
The Christmas holidays are always a good time to splurge on food. If you want an extra special noche buena but don’t want to go all out on a huge lechon, you can get a cochinillo – a roast suckling pig with the same crispy skin and an even more tender meat.
To make your search for cochinillo in Metro Manila easier, we’ve compiled some of the best providers below, each offering a different take on the Spanish entree, from one with a variety of yummy dips to another that’s a Spanish-Cuban fusion version.
1. Ang Kusinero – uses suckling pigs from their own farm
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What sets Ang Kusinero apart from other cochinillo providers in Metro Manila is that it sources suckling pigs from their own farm to ensure quality and safety. This means they’ve made sure that the suckling pigs they use to cook are healthy before they are prepared for your consumption.
Their roast suckling pigs are known to have crunchy skin and tender meat. So you can enjoy this pork dish to the fullest, each order comes with a variety of dips, namely pickled green papaya, salsa verde, fermented green chilis, Asian barbecue, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.
For P7,500 (~USD148.93) you can get a cochinillo that feeds up to 12 people. If you can’t finish an entire pig – or if their cochinillo gets sold out before you could order – you can also get their porchetta or porquito, which is roasted pork belly.
For orders, you can message them on Facebook or Instagram or reach them through mobile. You can then pick up your order or book a courier service to pick it up on your behalf.
2. Cochinillo Luisito – free-range organic-fed, native pigs
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Cochinillo Luisito only uses free-range, organic-fed black suckling pigs that are native to the Philippines for their cochinillo as these are said to have better-tasting meat. They source these pigs from Naomi Natural Farms.
They marinate their suckling pigs in their heirloom Ilonggo recipe for 24 hours to ensure that the flavor seeps into the bone.
Each order comes with garlic annatto rice and pickled vegetables. It also comes in a tampipi (woven leaf) box that’s not only eco-friendly packaging but will also look good with your noche buena table layout.
A roast suckling pig that’s good for six to eight people starts at P7,500 (~USD148.93). To order, you can message them on Facebook or call them. You can pick up your order or have it delivered to you through Lalamove or Grab.
3. Cochinillo and Beyond – offers cochinillo party sets
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For P10,999 (~USD218.41), you can get a whole noche buena spread from Cochinillo and Beyond. They have a cochinillo party set with a whole smoked, roast suckling pig, roasted chicken, java rice, corn, and more.
If this is too much for you and your company, you have the option to get a party set with half a cochinillo. You can also get a whole or half roast suckling pig by itself.
For a true Filipino flavor, this provider keeps their sauces simple with gravy and spicy vinegar dips.
Their cochinillos are available for pickup at their restaurant at BF Resort, Las Piñas. To order, simply send them a message on Facebook or Instagram.
4. Crisostomo – multiple branches around Metro Manila
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If all the other cochinillo providers you’ve called are fully booked for the holidays, you can try ordering from Crisostomo. As it has 12 branches across the metro, you’ll have better chances of acquiring this trendy celebration food from the restaurant.
While they have whole and half servings, they also let you get a quarter serving of Lechon Valencia-style, earthenware pot-roasted suckling pig for P2,200 (~USD43.69).
Their cochinillo is available for pickup or delivery. You can place your order through florabelgroup.com.ph or foodpanda or you can give them a call.
5. Señor Cochinillo – offers cochinillo and paella bundles
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If you want Spanish flavors for your Christmas spread, get your cochinillo from Señor Cochinillo. Besides Spanish roast suckling pig, they also offer two kinds of paella – paella mixta and paella negra.
They often offer discounted cochinillo and paella bundles during special occasions such as New Year. To get your hands on these, you can watch out for their promos by following them on social media.
A solo order of a 5.5 to 6.5kg roast suckling pig from Señor Cochinillo costs P8,000 (~USD158.86). You can message them on Facebook or Instagram or fill up their form to place an order for pick-up or delivery through a third-party courier.
6. Don Cochinillo – Cuban-inspired roasted suckling pig
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For a Latin American-style take on the Spanish dish, Don Cochinillo offers Cuban-inspired roasted roast suckling pig.
This is charcoal-roasted and flavored with green mojo sauce made with sour oranges, garlic, oregano, and cumin. Their chefs are certain you won’t be able to get enough of this unique flavor as it also comes with the same sauce separately packed.
A 5.5 to 6kg cochinillo costs P9,500 (~USD188.64). To order, send them a message on Facebook or Instagram. You can pick up your order or book a car from Lalamove or Grab.
7. Macho Cochinillo – roast suckling pig infused with Thai flavors
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Macho Cochinillo presents a different cochinillo crossover, infusing a delightful, tangy Thai flavor to the Spanish entree.
It comes with Thai sauces, namely mean green sauce and suppah Thai sauce. You can also add fragrant cilantro rice to your order to complement the flavor.
Macho Cochinillo’s 4 to 5kg cochinillo that’s good for eight to ten people costs P8,800 (~USD174.74). To order, message them on Facebook or Instagram or shoot them a text on WhatsApp or Viber. For an additional fee, they provide in-house delivery across Metro Manila.
Cochinillo for noche buena
If you wish to have this roast suckling pig dish at the center of your noche buena spread, it’s best to place your orders ASAP as cochinillo places are bound to be booked in advance for Christmas Eve.
And although this crispy and juicy meat dish is certainly irresistible, you should also remember to eat it in moderation so you can enjoy the holidays to the fullest.
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