There you have it folks. Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef extraordinaire, has ranked the Philippines as having the best roasted pig in the world. That's truly a compliment that would make all of us Pinoys proud.
No Reservations: Philippines had its premiere last night in the U.S. (Feb. 16, 2009) where Mr. Bourdain can be seen eating chicken balls, taho and pancit palabok in Binondo, Claude Tayag's place in Pampanga, Cafe Ysabel in San Juan Manila and having roasted pigs, stuffed crabs and bulalo in Cebu with SMG Beer in hand.
Mr. Bourdain also had tapsilog in Pasay city but was deleted in the show of which I don't know the reason. See 'No Reservations: Philippines - Missing Scene' video here -> Video
I haven't seen the Philippines segment yet but I am sure Mr. Bourdain's take on the Philippines episode has hit near bullseye and he should go back and visit the other islands of the Philippines, I know he has been missing out on a lot of other good stuffs outside of Manila, Pampanga and Cebu.
Anthony Bourdain "best PIG...ever"
Anthony Bourdain and Augusto, all smiles with SMG in hand, as they look at the sight of a newly roasted pig or 'lechon' in Cebu island.
Excerpts from Anthony Bourdain's blog:
If you've never had this divine mosaic of pig parts, chopped and served sizzling and crisp on one side on a screaming hot platter, then you've yet to have one of the world's best beer drinking dishes. And speaking of pig? It can now be said that of all the whole roasted pigs I've had all over the world, the slow roasted lechon I had on Cebu was the best. This puts the standings in the Hierarchy of Pork as follows:Sphere: Related Content
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