Wilsons Haus Lechon toronto

Wilson's Haus of Lechon

Wilson’s Haus of Lechon is a family-run eatery that makes traditional Filipino feasting fun, accessible, and most importantly, tasty.

They specialize in lechon — both baboy (pork) and manok (chicken) — as well as whole suckling pig. The style here is specifically Cebuano, that is, traditional to the city of Cebu, where the Martinito family is from.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

The space itself is humble, but the main attraction here is what’s being made, not where.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Whole chickens spin tantalizingly on rotisserie skewers, and a whole pig lays cooked and dormant among a hot table spread of fried, barbecued and grilled items.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

The place is easy to spot from the charcoal grill that’s often smoking out front.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

You might start off with an authentic Cebuano beef and oxtail soup boiled with onions and pepper, free with a dine-in meal.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

The taste is basic but comforting, and the dish is obviously homemade.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Pork skewers and chicken leg combos ($6.50) provide the quickest and lightest options here.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

The pork is glazed with a tangy, sweet barbecue sauce that, like much here, gets all over your face and hands. Combos are served with rice, spring rolls and a drink.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Lechon manok ($10.99) is one of those aforementioned go-to items here. It's ridiculously filling and well-priced, definitely enough to feed at least two.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Whole birds and large pork cuts are portioned out and chopped with resounding thwacks right before your eyes here.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Lechon are stuffed simply with lemongrass, peppercorns, and green onion.

Wilsons Haus Lechon TorontoThe flavour this imparts is herby and insanely aromatic, the meat juicy and the skin fatty and crisp.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Chopped lechon baboy ($15.99/pound) is a must-try. The chopping creates crispy pork skin chips that are first to go in a sharing situation. This meat is absolutely to die for, especially when, like the chicken, it's dipped in a range of spicy vinegar, homemade soy, or Mang Tomas.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Bangus ($10.99) is also available barbecued, fried or grilled here, along with a smashed grilled eggplant dish that's cooked with tomato and onion and then deep fried.

Wilsons Haus Lechon TorontoBanana, jackfruit, and sugar wrapped in sticky layers of spring roll pastry provides a soft and sweet dessert.

Wilsons Haus Lechon TorontoIt’s traditional in Filipino and adjacent cultures to feed parties whole pigs, which are on offer here for $260 to $300 for an extra large fifteen-pound pig.

Slightly less massive and intimidating orders of boneless lechon (just the belly, which is really the part everyone wants anyway) go for $100 for a small order and $150 for a large.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

Refreshing familiar Filipino drinks like C2 apple green tea and Sarsi root beer are available to wash everything down. The patriarch of the Martinito family just so happens to be named Wilson: the location is actually just a coincidence.

Wilsons Haus Lechon Toronto

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Hector Vasquez


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