Ask any of the locals for the original liempo in Balamban and they’ll direct you to Johnna’s Liempo Haus.
Balamban, located in the western part of Cebu, is known for its distinctive method of grilling Liempo using traditional herbs and spices, similar to how you would prepare Lechon Cebu.
Bebot Mapa, the creator of the original recipe of Balamban Liempo, rightfully deserves the “original” label. He is not affiliated with the Balamban Liempo brand you’ll find across Cebu. He sells his liempo at a humble take-out store near Balamban’s public market.
Johnna’s Liempo Haus
Balamban Public Market