Not too long ago, BF’s family threw a surprise party for his mom’s and grandma’s birthdays. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend. When I heard there would be lechon there, I asked BF to take some pictures of the party food.
I always enjoy his family parties. He has a lot of relatives in the area, and so his parties are festive, full of a lot of yummy food, and there always seems to be an endless amount of kids. Since all the kids in my extended family are all grown up, I like attending his family gatherings so that I can be around a lot of little kids and babies.
First and foremost, the lechon! Lechon is a roasted pig that is often eaten by Filipinos, especially during special occasions. A whole lechon can be quite pricey. I’ve had lechon a few times. The best part of lechon is the skin, which if made right, is very crispy. BF said the skin was the first to go, but he managed to save me some. It was still crispy when he brought it back. Yum.
Here’s some more food. BF doesn’t know the name of most of the dishes, so this post is mainly pictures.
BBQ chicken with some sort of rice:
The fruit salad had bits of nata de coco (a chewy jelly substance), which I love, and some beans that I usually see in halo halo.
BF was able to take a lot of pics thanks in the beginning thanks to the fact that almost everyone arrived late! When I first started dating BF, I was introduced to the concept of “filipino time,” meaning that the stereotype is Filipinos are always late, often a few hours late, to events. We debated whether this would apply to his mom’s surprise party. I said yes, he thought no. But when his mom arrived..only he and his brother and one cousin was around! Everyone else showed up late.
BF was kind enough to bring me back a plate of food. Everything I ate was delicious. I wish I was there. I would have just sat around and eaten for hours.