How do you make Lechon Baka?
Start with getting a leg of a young calf, inject it with spices and seasoning, then roast it above charcoal.
Unlike Lechon Baboy (roast pig), cow's meat is denser and it is difficult to evenly cook a baby cow's leg inside and out. The outer part is already well roasted but the inner part of the leg is still red and raw.
So you slice off the perfectly roasted outer layer,
to let the layer beneath it have its turn to roast to a nice brown color.
Make smaller bite sized pieces and it's done. The way of cooking Lechon Baka reminds me of Shawarma where the beef is cooked the same way.
So how do you want yours - rare, medium rare,
well done or medium well?
The left over bone intentionally have some meat attached and can be used to make beef soup.