"Of all the people who watch NO RESERVATIONS, it's been Filipinos who have been consistently among our biggest fans and most vocal about our having yet to film in their country."
- Anthony Bourdain , Anthony Bourdain's Blog, October 22, 2008
As you may not know, there are websites that had petitions for Anthony Bourdain to visit the Philippines because the shows 'Cook's Tour' and now, 'No Reservations' had Anthony Bourdain shown in every episode a visit to almost all countries in the world except the Philippines. If you haven't heard of Anthony Bourdain yet, well he's a celebrity chef making rounds to all the culinary cuisines around the world. If you are an Anthony Bourdain fan you would also know that Anthony Bourdain had eaten Balut, not in the Philippines, of all places..in Vietnam.
Here's a site that recounted Anthony Bourdain's visit to Cebu, Philippines munching their way with 'pink' and 'black' roasted pigs' skin and washing them down with San Miguel Pale Pilsen beer in hand (in photos). I shouldn't be grabbing those photos because it's an exclusive property of marketmanila.com Here's the link of the site (with photos) --> http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/anthony-bourdain-in-cebu
Here's an article from Inquirer.net on Anthony Bourdain's visit to Binondo http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/sim/sim/view/20081123-173869/Wok-king-with-Anthony-Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain eating fishballs in Binondo! Pictures courtesy of --> http://piso.livejournal.com/13805.html
Here's an article from Anton Diaz (with photos too!) http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/awesome/2008/11/anthonybourdain.html
Here's Anthony Bourdain's BLOG about his visit to Manila --> http://anthony-bourdain-blog.travelchannel.com/read/pressure-drop
Oh, the show 'No Reservations' which featured the Philippines will be shown in the United States in January 2009 and several months after in Asia. 'No Reservations' with Anthony Bourdain are shown on the Discovery Travel & Living Channel here in Asia particularly here in the Philippines
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