When walking down Wilson, it’s hard not to smell the effervescence emanating from a particularly enticing restaurant named Haus of Lechon. And if the smell doesn’t knock you off your feet, then seeing the massive barbecue out front certainly will.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary less than a month ago, Haus of Lechon is serving up authentic, traditional Filipino eats for a really reasonable price. Located at 365 Wilson Ave., the Filipino barbecue spot is right beside their own party and catering service location.
Haus of Lechon is one of many hot spots in North York’s de facto barbecue region – you’ll find Papa Ed’s BBQ, Meat House, Costa Verde BBQ and Portuguese Grill House, Wood House BBQ and more all within a five minute walk from each other, and some even on the same street.
Dining at Haus of Lechon begins before you ever step foot in the door, as situated right outside is a large barbecue churning out chicken skewers like it’s nothing. Feel free to grab a few skewers before heading inside to the family-owned restaurant, which makes you feel like you’re right at home.
Staff are bubbly and energetic, and with so much emphasis on the food, it’s hard to miss. Different cuts of pork sit ready to be scooped up by a hungry customer, along with beds of rice and other diced meats.
The menu is divided into party options, combos and a daily a la carte menu. For those looking to party, there are plenty of choices when it comes to buying noodles and rice in bulk. Their Pancit Bihon and Palabok pair nicely with your choice of Lechon Baboy in large, small, half and boneless sizes.
If you’re looking to pop in for lunch by yourself, there is ample opportunity to try a combination of food. The menu has six different combos, all of which offer a different taste profile and combination of main, snack and rice with a drink.
Their standard daily menu features pork and chicken options in various cuts along with seafood, veggies and dessert, of course. These plates are served at a fixed rate, apart from their roasted pork which is sold by the pound.
For those looking to finish their meal by conquering their sweet tooth, Haus of Lechon offers a variety of Filipino desserts like Halo-Halo and cassava cake. The restaurant serves their Turon with chocolate and cinnamon dashed on top of a spring roll wrapper filled with banana.
Haus of Lechon is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.