That's a direct quote from Anthony Bourdain. The No Reservations episode that I've been waiting for years finally was shown last night on the Travel channel. I've been watching this show for years and even blogged about it here. Tony Bourdain has been all over Asia except the Philippines. I was ecstatic when I read from Market Manila, a foodie blog, that the show just finished filming in Cebu. The blogger, Market Man, had the honor of preparing a sumptuous feast of Filipino food including Lechon (roast pig).
In the show, Tony B. went to Manila, Pampanga and Cebu. He tried fish balls, Pancit Malabon, Pinakbet, Shrimp Adobo, Crab with coconut milk, Pinapaitan, Sinigang and Sisig. He loved Sisig, he couldn't stop praising how good and delicious it is. When he was in Cebu, Market Man hired the best Lechon roaster in the island. This guy clearly is one of the best if not the best since the lechon was perfectly roasted. They tasted the Lechon skin and you can literally hear the crackling of the skin when they bite onto it. No wonder it's the best pig ever, according to Tony B. He even blogged about it here where he said that the Philippines has the #1 spot on the best roast pig. #2 and 3 is Bali, Indonesia and Puerto Rico respectively.
I am so looking forward to our vacation this summer to the Philippines. We are planning to go to Cebu for a week and I will get to eat the best pig ever. yummy!
** No Reservations: Philippines will be shown on the Travel Channel on these dates and times (Eastern)
- Feb. 18 @ 1 PM
- Feb. 22 @ 10 AM
- Feb. 23 @ 11 AM
- Feb. 23 @ 5 PM
- Mar. 2 @ 8 PM T
- Mar 3 @ 12 AM