clock X Core White Kids' Black Black PLR adidas Unisex Ftwr Core Trainers Black Brown High Heel Women's Buckle Block Short Charm Shoes Mee Boots qZtzOxwnOH menu more-arrow Trainers Black X Ftwr White Black Black Kids' Unisex Core adidas PLR Core X Black Trainers Core Core Ftwr Kids' Black Black adidas Unisex White PLR no yes

White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08

How a Filipino couple ended up cooking one of the most celebrated dishes of the Philippines in Delaware

One of my favorite parts about visiting the Philippines is feasting on lechon from Cebu — the region that my mom, Vikki, grew up in. Cebu is argued to have the best roasted pig in the country, though many Filipinos will debate that claim. My mom is joining me on this episode of Halo Halo, and we’re driving to Wilmington, Delaware to visit Philippine Smoked BBQ & Grill — a restaurant serving barbecue in both the American and Filipino styles.

I don’t know Delaware to have a large Filipino community, but it’s lucky to have Lalaine Balan and her husband Romeo who are introducing the locals to Filipino classics like adobo, pancit, and that perfect, Cebu-style lechon I grew up eating. My mom and I break into some lechon as Lalaine shares her journey to opening Philippine Smoked. I’m so proud of her determination to share the food from the Philippines, and grateful to have this moment with my mom.

Click here to meet Halo Halo host Francesca Manto | Subscribe to Eater on YouTube

Beige Mee Women's Short Boots Inside Heel Shoes Tassel Zip Buckle Charm rvOqrAw
White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08 White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08 White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08 White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08 White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08 White Black Core Black Core Black Trainers Ftwr Kids' X Unisex adidas PLR FnwpP08