After trying so hard not to order Pizza Hut’s new offering, I finally indulged last Christmas eve. My mom has been craving for Lechon for the longest time. Since it’s noche buena time and we didn’t prepare anything. We decided to order delivery for our mini celebration.
I remembered that mom loves pizza too so I figured that we should just try out Pizza Hut’s holiday offering, Lechon Pizza. Perfect combination, isn’t it?
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Pizza Hut’s Lechon Pizza. Even if the thought of it conjures up images of a defibrillator and a massive heart attack, sometimes you just have to indulge. Sinfully good food sometimes has its way of finding itself sitting right in front of you. With all the calories and cholesterol this pizza must have, I know that this had to be a once in a blue moon treat. And what better time to have such a rich and cholesterol heavy pizza than on Christmas Eve for our Noche Buena.
So, I called Pizza Hut Delivery a few hours before Christmas eve. I got a busy tone, so I tried again and still it was busy. I must have tried quite a few times, but I still wasn’t able to get through. I was beginning to feel that it would be almost near impossible to reach them in time for our Noche Buena. Well, when everything fails, try going online. And what do you know, Pizza Hut allows us to order online too!! Woohoo!! Oh the wonders of technology and how it can oftentimes be a saving grace when it comes to a lot of things, even ordering food. I love it!
Pizza Hut’s Holiday offering comes in 2 sizes:
- Medium Size (10″) – Php 329
- Large Size (14″) – Php 499
It was a no-brainer that we ordered the medium size hahaha! Kidding aside, I was delighted to find out that they have “Holiday Feast” offerings. One option has spaghetti included while the other one has an ultimate cheese pizza. We ordered Feast 2 which has the extra pizza.
I was pretty excited to find out what Lechon Pizza looked like. Apparently, the lechon skin is separate from the pizza itself. They provided instructions on what to do with it: crack it into bite-sized pieces, put on top of pizza and enjoy it.
The lechon skin was unbelievably thin. I guess all the fats were dissolved when it was fried. Doesn’t feel too greasy which is cool!
The Pizza itself can be eaten as it is, without the skin, but I think what we all love most about Lechon is really that crispy skin. So, of course, we decided to put it on our pizza. Aside from the crispy skin topping, the pizza itself is already loaded with tons of cheese and a whole lot of roasted pig (the lechon). I still can’t believe the combination, lechon and pizza all in one. Whoever came up with this idea is just a genius in my opinion. Definitely not a friend for those on a diet, but this is a welcome treat for any Filipino celebration.
The lechon pizza was so delicious, but it was definitely a heavy pizza. I was only able to eat 1 slice of it before becoming immediately full. I’m not sure if I was already full, or if the pizza itself is just that heavy in calories that it really fills you up that much. In any case, I think this is a great price for how much you get. 1 to 2 slices, and you’re full right away!
I asked my mom for feedback as well. She told me it was good especially because it’s new and unique! I felt it was a good variant. Hopefully, Pizza Hut will consider having their lechon pizza as a permanent pizza variant. Well, let’s see.
If you haven’t tried Pizza Hut’s Lechon Pizza then I suggest you do. You have until January 15, 2011 to order it. We finally tried it and we loved it. It’s definitely not your everyday ordinary pizza, but it’s something that’s definitely a welcome treat especially for us who love lechon! 🙂
available at all Pizza Hut Branches
November 16, 2010 to January 15, 2011