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Discovering Cebu: A “limpyo” Balamban Liempo

Company Facts:

Balamban Liempo started and was established last July of current year, and is owned by couple Jojo and Honey Vergara of Abucayan,Balamban. The business started in a small-hole-in-wall type which is located at Mabolo, Cebu. Balamban Liempo Food Corner offers delicious, toothsome and smelly taste of Lechon’s Liempo. Cooked in distinct method, Balamban Liempo goals to be the best tasting Liempo in town. Thus, the company plans to open branches of at least five stores within the year and ten stores by 2010. Currently, they are having two branches and will be opening its third store in Hi-way, Mandaue just inline with The North Atrium building.

Balamban Liempo specializes on its proud Liempo prepared with local herbs, spices and secret ingredients. As Mr. Jojo spilled out one of the four secret ingredients, which is basil grass or locally known as sangig, its Liempo is tastier than lechon and is very juicy in terms of spices, not fats.

The company envisions to set-up Balamban Liempo as a marketable franchise in two years, with two systems available, the take-out corner and the dine in resto.

My Personal Review:

I like Balamban Liempo’s skin, better than others!

First thing that captured my senses is the minced green leaves which are being mixed inside and outside the pork belly. It gives a different aroma that everyone has noticed and appreciated. I believed this is the very secret ingredient that the company is very proud of. But what i am craving for is the best part of the liempo, the brittle brown crusty skin. It sounds like chicharoon, very crunchy and it tastes like a special lechon, yummy indeed. Another feature that Balamban Liempo can give is the unmonotonous flavor of its fatty part. Balamban Liempo is like when you take in one piece of it, you will never stop eating.

Balamban Liempo is best eaten with Cebu’s renown hanging rice or locally known as  “puso.” It is also best served and paired with Cebu’s local suka or vinegar with lemonsito or Calamansi complemented with sili or red pepper.

Contacts and Order:

For orders/inquiries, kindly contact:
Mr. Jojo Vergara
Owner of Balamban Liempo
Mr. Gaylord Tingzon
Sales Personnel

Balamban Liempo
Salinas Drive, Lahug
(infront of USP Lahug)
Mobile: 0922-620-5921, 0928-502-2605
Landline: 415-8592

Trivia:

Liempo is a spanish term for Pork Belly, which is derived from the belly of pigs.

Sangig is some kind of spice that is used in the Philippines as to add scent to their viands. It can be grown and cultivated easily in tropical places

Limpyo is a cebuano word which means “clean” in english. In above subject it is being used as adjective describing Balamban Liempo. For Cebuano to English conversion or translation, you may visit www.cebubloggers.com

Puso is a rice or hanging rice which can mainly be found in Cebu.. It is a boiled rice but is wrapped with palm frond.

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September 13, 2009 - Posted by | Cebu Bloggers Society, discovering cebu, food, happenings, personal, pinoy | , , , ,

42 Comments »

  1. Brilliant! This post is simply mouth-watering!

    I love it!

    And I would love to eat another sumptuous serve of Balamban Liempo soon.

    Comment by prince ryan | September 13, 2009 | Reply

    • mouth-watering ka jan….lami ayo gyud!

      Comment by tanom | September 14, 2009 | Reply

      • Exciting ang news ni Atty! Sa Balamban Liempo e.held iyaha birthday!!!

        Comment by ianov | September 14, 2009

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      Comment by Mr Giuseppe | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. wow… another delicacy from the Cebuanos… this makes me hungry again at the middle of the dawn… LOL…

    Comment by Technologian | September 13, 2009 | Reply

    • hahah! if you love lechon, then go directly to Balamban Liempo, tastes better than lechon!

      Comment by tanom | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh my this isn’t good for my diet haha :)

    looks tempting though :p

    Comment by Nashyboy | September 13, 2009 | Reply

    • hahah! if you have seen that personally…its more than just tempting Nashy boy!

      Comment by tanom | September 14, 2009 | Reply

      • still!

        I won’t it eat unless you….

        hahaha :P

        Comment by Nashyboy | September 17, 2009

      • still!

        I won’t eat it unless you….

        hahaha :P

        Comment by Nashyboy | September 17, 2009

  4. Any price list available? Everyone seems extremely pleasing to the sense of taste of their foods.

    Comment by Downloader | September 13, 2009 | Reply

    • hoy adik! panawag master orbel..btaw..160 PHP gud for 5 pipz..

      Comment by tanom | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. pag post about pizza! hehehe

    Comment by wuhtevah | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. wow! mghimo pa tawon ko sa aku draft…hmpft!

    @Downloader: it’s 160php…cheap lng…

    FYI, naa puso sa negros oi…lol

    Comment by rabsin_d | September 14, 2009 | Reply

    • dali-a na master! para we can spread the unique taste of Balamban Liempo..ya ha!

      Comment by tanom | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. Gilamian gyud c Atty. sa Balamban Liempo!

    Comment by ianov | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  8. gutomon man ko pirmi kung kuta ko ani.. di maayo da. o_O

    Comment by febbe | September 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. wow, i didn’t know there’s so much talk about the new fav in town. i was there at BL last night and my second for the week. my 4th in 2 weeks and my nth since they opened in mabolo.

    last night, there were 3 of us for the one serving. add up coke and rice (sayang walay puso sa lahug), then we paid about P265 approx 80/pax.

    they introduced another must try: kanang pickled papaya salad gani? whooo…

    Comment by ichtusiast | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  10. btw, sangig is basil leaf.

    Comment by ichtusiast | September 17, 2009 | Reply

    • ya! lami sad ila spice..ako gyud gikaon!

      Comment by tanom | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  11. bai. ang cholesterol intawn. hehe. hinay hinay lang :D

    Comment by michael | September 20, 2009 | Reply

    • mike, di man kaayo grabe ang tambok sa ila liempo then well marinated gyud..basta lami!

      Comment by tanom | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  12. ang sarap niyan and I loved it:)

    Comment by mico santos | September 20, 2009 | Reply

    • me too.. pati si zyra na buntis..she is craving for Balamban Liempo!

      Comment by tanom | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  13. Just this afternoon we had our early dinner at Balamban Liempo and it was so great..while having a good time with my church mate we really enjoy the liempo..it was one of a kind liempo..

    Comment by Xiera.. :) | September 21, 2009 | Reply

    • i second the motion xiera, hope we can see each other there..eating liempo..yay!

      Comment by tanom | September 21, 2009 | Reply

      • yeah..sure..that would be ok with me..

        Comment by Xiera.. :) | September 22, 2009

  14. meeting new friends while enjoying the food….nice :)

    Comment by Xiera.. :) | September 22, 2009 | Reply

    • very nice gyud.. hmmm are you a blogger xiera?

      Comment by tanom | September 22, 2009 | Reply

      • ammm…no…do i have to? :)

        Comment by Xiera.. :) | September 24, 2009

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    Comment by 悉怛多缽怛囉 | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  16. unsa manang comment no. 15? pwede pa ki translate? ako ra nasabtan kay, “LAMI IKAON UG LIEMPO”…. mao ra jud… translate ninyo bi…

    Comment by Technologian | September 22, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by jehzlau | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  18. diba dugay naman na ang liempo?
    naa man na kasagaran sa lechonan og manok sa amo…
    pero ingon daw sila nga mas lami daw ang liempo sa amo sa balamban, bawlang ngano?
    pero feel nko lami ra kung naay red horse… lol
    haha^^)

    compare sa manok nga litson, mas lami noon na siya pero comapre sa litson baboy, bawlang asay lami… lahi2 man sila depende ra sa motilaw

    Comment by ren†au | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  19. cgurado ka jehz??? galing mo naman,.. ako wala talaga akong alam sa mga character na yun..

    Comment by Technologian | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  20. [...] “First thing that captured my senses is the minced green leaves which are being mixed inside and outside the pork belly. It gives a different aroma that everyone has noticed and appreciated… But what I am craving for is the best part of the liempo, the brittle brown crusty skin. It sounds like chicharoon, very crunchy, and it tastes like a special lechon. Yummy indeed,” added Tanom (see post). [...]

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  21. im from davao city. do u accept franchisee now? interesado ko mag franchise sa balamban liempo. pls send me details thru my email. thanks.

    Comment by antony1698 | December 15, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for your visit and interest Antony, please check Contacts and Order: details in the post above for the answer of your inquiries. Please call them

      Comment by tanom | December 15, 2009 | Reply

  22. [...] humble beginnings, Jojo and Honey made a name for themselves through this dish. Although cooked the same way, [...]

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  23. [...] “First thing that captured my senses is the minced green leaves which are being mixed inside and outside the pork belly. It gives a different aroma that everyone has noticed and appreciated… But what I am craving for is the best part of the liempo, the brittle brown crusty skin. It sounds like chicharoon, very crunchy, and it tastes like a special lechon. Yummy indeed,” added Tanom (see post). [...]

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  24. Please help me Im from australia and love balamban liempo, problem is i need to know how to cook it and i cant find recipies for it anywhere online. If you know how to make any sort of variation of this please let me know Jayster2100@gmail.com.

    Comment by Josh | July 25, 2011 | Reply


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