Congratulations to Augusto Elefanio, Claude Tayag, Ivan Man Dy and Market Manila for showcasing the Filipino cuisine to the World in No Reservations Philippines. Anthony Bourdain credited the slow-roasted lechon in Cebu as “The Best Pig Ever” (kudos to MarketManila!). This puts the Philippines’ pork dish in the #1 slot in Bourdain’s Hierarchy of Pork

One of my favorite quotes in the show was “You cannot be a Filipino unless you become Pampanga (your roots) first.” by Claude Tayag. In the same way, Anthony Bourdain regards himself as a New Yorker first and then an American. I believe that we really need to be proud of our roots (whether you are a Kapampangan, Bicolano, etc.) to appreciate our Filipino Heritage.

Here are the Top 10 Essential Links about Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Philippines:
No Reservations Philippines in You Tube uploaded by ArcApex in 5 parts.   
Pressure Drop by Anthony Bourdain’s Visit in Manila
Bourdain’s Hierarchy of Pork by Anthony Bourdain
“The Best Pig Ever” by  Market Manila
Wok-king with Anthony Bourdain by Ivan Man Dy for Inquirer

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P.S. Join us for the next Ultimate Pampanga Claude Tayag’s Tour on March 28, Saturday.

P.P.S. For some reason, I did not see Chef Gene’s and Cafe Ysabel’s segment…. hmm…