SLIDESHOW: Feast on lechon, star of the Noche Buena

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 24 2017 01:31 AM | Updated as of Dec 24 2017 01:00 PM

The La Loma district in Quezon City is no stranger to visitors during the holiday season. Because at this time of the year, no Christmas feast is complete without stopping by arguably the "lechon capital of the Philippines."

Skewered roasted pigs come in various sizes, their prices ranging between P5,000 and P12,000.

Stalls, which line the streets of NS Amoranto (formerly Retiro) and Calavite, attract hundreds of customers. Business owners say they get as many as 500 orders a day. To meet the demand, workers add extra hours to their shift.

The lechon-making process begins with slaughtering the pigs, gutting them, shaving off their body hair, seasoning the meat, skewering and sewing them back up.

ABS-CBN News stopped by La Loma on Thursday to take some photos of the mouth-watering industry that produces the traditional roasted pig, star of the Noche Buena.

A view of the huge charcoal grill inside a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Freshly slaughtered and skewered pigs lined up for cooking at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Workers unload bags of charcoal at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Workers sew up slaughtered pigs right before grilling at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A worker places a marinated pig to their large grill at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Workers take a break watching over their huge charcoal grill at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A worker places a freshly slaughtered and skewered pig to their large grill at a Lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Nearly cooked lechon at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Workers take a break watching over their huge charcoal grill at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A worker drags a cooked lechon at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A worker tends to a row of lechon at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Workers pile up cooked lechon at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A worker cleans up their store front at a lechon grill in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

A stall clerk wraps up cooked lechon ready for delivery at a lechon stall in La Loma, Quezon City on Thursday, 21 December 2017. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News