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