On the other hand, lechon is a special delicacy in Cebu. Zubu lechon was among the restaurants which the guru celebrity chef Anthony Bourdaine went on to a taste test. I guess it was a fascinating experience because he just made the Cebu lechon as the worlds most delicious roasted pig. It was a decent publicity knowing that an international chef coined something delicious in the Philippines. Spanish cuisine was a passed on culture to the Filipinos in the time of dependency. This is a part of somewhat an inheritance from the foreigners long time ago.
In my personal oppinion, lechon is a universal food except for our muslim brothers that do not consume pork for religious practices. The Philippines is full of month and yearly celebrations and roasted pork or lechon manok is a famous gathering meal. Filipino ancestors regard this as a family meal "salo-salo" which is a culture of Pinoys to eat, talk and have fun with relatives and family members.
Mactan, Cebu was also the province were Magellan; the great leader of the spanish troops landed and lose the battle for independency with Lapu-Lapu a regared hero of the Indios which was a mock calling to the Filipinos. But that was all history. Spaniards ruled the Philippines in 300 years and traces of surnames, street signs, city names, food and others can be seen in Manila today.
Street foods are accessible for rushing people and these vendors took advantage in retailing it where people pass-by. Lechon manok however is a fixed stall with a common color of yellow and orange as its food code. It is usually enclosed with a glass while buyers see the chicken rotates as it cooks.