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Nilitson na Baka ni “Kaka” (Kaka’s Roasted Calf)

To be honest with you, I wasn’t too excited about this.

Invited by a friend to a banquet in Malolos, Bulacan, we were told that they’d be roasting an entire calf that afternoon. I had never tried roasted calf on a spit before, so I really didn’t know what to expect. For some stupid reason though, I had it in my mind that it wouldn’t be much different from roasted pig, which I’m not a big fan of, so I wasn’t exactly salivating over the prospect.

At least, not before we got there.

Coming within whiffing distance of the roast, my dyslexic, can’t-tell-my-left-from-my-right, beef-from-my-pork dumb ass was reminded that the crackling, golden brown carcass before me wasn’t Babe, but Bessie. Realizing that whole cows aren’t roasted for just any old feast, I grasped for the first time the grandness of the celebration before me. A banquet table spilling over with food, cases of San Mig Light stacked from here to heaven, and a karaoke machine loaded with enough bikini babe videos to last us till the wee hours of the morning. Like the Israelites and their Golden Calf, images of orgiastic ecstasy and indulgence started racing through my brain.

Making a beeline for the buffet table and getting my first-ever taste of smokey, charred, juicy roasted calf, all I could think was:

“Holy Cow.”

Arriving late to the party, I didn’t get to see the calf in its full, freshly roasted glory, with more than half of it already carved off and consumed. Not quite full grown, “Kaka” the proprietor told me that a calf this size goes for PHP 27,000, and can feed up to 200 people. If you’re based in Manila, expect to pay an additional PHP 3,000+ to have them come to you.
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

My, what big teeth you have.
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

Embodying snout…
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

…to hoof dining. Well, almost. I don’t think anyone actually ate the snout. Nor the hooves.
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

Round and round I gooo…
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

…this is the game that we came here fooor. Seriously, how good does that look?!
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

Tender, smokey, charred, and very, VERY juicy. Dee-licious!
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka

Bits of Bessie on a plate with a bowl of gravy. Our friend Eira, whose father hosted the party, told us that they’ve ordered roast calf from other proprietors in the past, but Kaka’s is by far the best. Unlike lesser competitors, they have a way of preparing and roasting the meat so it comes out tender and incredibly juicy. As mentioned up top, I’m not a fan of roast pig, but I ADORED this. It is so, so good.
Nilitson na Baka ni Kaka
Thanks again Ei and to the rest of the Caluag family, for inviting us to this phenomenal feast and giving me my first-ever taste of roasted calf. Delicious beyond description, it was, quite nearly, a religious experience. 😉

“Kaka”, Naglilitson ng Baka, Baboy, Pabo, at Kambing

280 Balite, Sta. Isabel, Malolos, Bulacan
Contact Person: Louie S. Laquindanum
Mobile: 0916-478-6945 | 0917-396-3752 | 0920-885-1174 | 0933-364-2332

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Maica Ignacio

Monday 28th of May 2018

Hi po! Andito nanaman po ako haha. I would like to ask your permission po kung pwede ko po icopy yung pictures po from this blog post. If ever po na pumayag kayo na icopy ko yung pictures dito I would post this po sana sa Page ng Grandfather ko "Kaka Litson" po on facebook. Ang ganda po kasi ng shots hehe pero before copying po sana I would like to ask for your permission muna as a sign of respect dahil kayo po yung kumuha ng pics and we will credit parin po kasi sainyo po ito. Thank you po ulit for this post. :)

JB & Renée

Tuesday 29th of May 2018

Sure Maica! Thanks for asking first. If you could please tag our page on Facebook – – then that would be great. Thanks!


Saturday 25th of February 2017

thinginking to order whole baka litson next year for my nanay bday, thats why i am searching where i can order, sad to far away.... we leave in surigao del sur mindanao, hope i can find close our place.

JB & Renée

Sunday 26th of February 2017

I hope you can find one too Angie! :)

Maica Ignacio

Sunday 21st of August 2016

thank you po for this wonderful feedback about Kaka's Litson. I'm his granddaughter po at kanina ko lang po ito nakita, thank you po for this blogpost :)))

JB & Renée

Monday 22nd of August 2016

You're welcome Maica! Your grandfather's litson na baka is delicious. :)