28 Oct2008


As far as highpoints in the culinary side of my life, and the four year history of this blog, it just doesn’t get much better than this. I am too exhausted, and clearly crashing from an adrenaline high that started last Friday, but click on the jump to see why I am still floating on air with the biggest grin on my face…





  1. solraya says:

    Best :) EVER!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:40 pm


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  3. ivan man dy says:

    Good oink! Congratulations on a job well done! More than the pig, Im sure it was the love and passion which went through it that took the whole experience to the next level.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:41 pm

  4. Paul says:

    I can’t wait to see this Episode. Some are saying that this episode will be shown Jan’09 and that’s too far from now. Anyway, Congratulations MM for the job well done!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:46 pm

  5. laila says:

    Congrats!:) Can’t wait to watch the show!:)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:51 pm

  6. edel says:

    wow, so happy for you MM! =D =D =D

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:51 pm

  7. mudra says:

    wow! congratulations, MM! You make us soooooo proud! =)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:55 pm

  8. AleXena says:

    ANTHONY BOURDAIN coming to the Cebu eyeball to feature MARKETMAN!!!!! one sentence really says it all. This is really an honor to be featured by no less than the most eccentric and most true foodie among all those who has a show about food. I admire Bourdain so much for keeping it real in terms of trying dishes and for you MarketMan for doing the same.

    Both of you can cook and eat the highest class and kind of food and still find the joy in eating the most simplest of dish which the so-called “common people” eat. A match made in heaven indeed!

    Both idols in one setting and with lechon as the main course!!!

    I’m dying with envy here!=(

    Good luck MarketMan!=)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 4:56 pm

  9. AleXena says:

    Oh sorry got too excited to read the article… It’s not the Lechon Eyeball Bourdain is going to but you will tour him around CEBU for the “No Reservation” segment featuring the Philippines=)

    My bad!=)

    I really wish I could be there to “stalk” you guys hehehe!=)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:03 pm

  10. dee says:

    Cant wait for the episode!! MM, I can totally feel your excitement – indeed a highlight!! Congratulations! Im sure you did a splendid job – and whoever set you up with Bourdain is one genius! :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:07 pm

  11. terrey says:

    kudos to you Mr. MM!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:09 pm

  12. Lei says:

    Congratulations MM! you truly worked for this chance of a lifetime and really deserve to be included in the episode highlighting our very own food.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:10 pm

  13. Blaise says:

    Best Pig… Ever!

    MM, I wonder how you’re feeling right now… The exhaustion must be well worth it! ;)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:18 pm

  14. jules winnfield says:

    WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!! i can read the headlines: mm’s pig is pinoy pride.

    good job! can’t wait for your next write-up. so did he prepare the pig with the gang or did he just come in for the tasting? was his the ceremonial first prick on the skin? did he like the tuba or was he making for the spitoon? did he get a taste of some cebu chicharon? is he for real or is it all a facade? i’m sure the cebu eyeball is now going to turn into one hell of a celebration! cheers!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:21 pm

  15. sometime_lurker says:


    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:22 pm

  16. Lee says:

    YooHoo…. This is indeed a highlight of your blogging career and we will have the chance to celebrate it with you (and some pigs of course) on the fifteenth…

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:26 pm

  17. ango says:

    Woohoo! Proud to be Pinoy!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:32 pm

  18. Jing says:

    wow, so happy for you! and so inggit!!!hehe!
    good things do happen to good people, really, MM.
    For selflessly sharing four years of your food and travel (plus, plus…rants included :p) insights with countless people and educating us along the way….not bad, huh!
    Wish you more luck, man! And keep us posted!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:37 pm

  19. Didi says:

    Oh my effing gosh!!!

    I’m so INGGIT with you!!


    Tell us MORE!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:39 pm

  20. Lex says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!You deserve the honors. We want to read all about it when your spirits float back to earth.Don’t forget, we want a blow-by-blow account.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:39 pm

  21. jay p says:

    you are the man with the plan,
    the boss with the hot sauce..

    Thank you Market Man.

    you make us all proud.

    we are all not worthy..

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:49 pm

  22. steph says:

    congrats marketman! can’t wait to watch the episode:)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:52 pm

  23. ragamuffin girl says:

    i raise my arms in speechless wonder and wave it down. Idol! (both you and Bourdain)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:54 pm

  24. peterb says:

    Congratulations MM!!! I’m sure Chef Tony had a grand time eating your lechon! Lucky are the ones attending the EB in Cebu! They get to eat the Best Pig EVER!

    Can’t wait to watch the episode!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 5:57 pm

  25. carina says:

    WOW!!! just curious: you planned that Lechon Eye-ball because Mr Bourdain is visiting? :) Congrats!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:12 pm

  26. Katrina says:

    WOOHOOHOOOOO!!! I knew you would make us all proud, MM! We’ve all been sending you good thoughts and vibes to make sure all would go well today. How I WISH I could’ve been there (or anyplace that Bourdain visited here)! The last several years of tireless effort on this blog have prepared you for this, so you deserve it more than anyone. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear the blow-by-blow. You know we’ll want every tiny little detail! :-D

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:14 pm

  27. joey says:

    WOOOOOT WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!! This post has made my day!!! I have been praying and praying that he likes our food…and lechon in particular (you know the place pig has in my heart) and you did it!!! You do us all proud MM! I can imagine the grin on your face and how high you must be because I am so so so kilig (there is no other way to put it)! Best pig ever!!! Ok…this is going to be too EMO already so I’m going to sign out right now…HUGE pat on back to you and your awesome crew and, like Katrina, can’t wait to hear all about it!!!


    Ok…enough screaming.



    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:30 pm

  28. Nel says:

    MM! pahingi ng copy ng episode! I love Bourdain, his shows & his books. Teach him some tagalog swears!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:36 pm

  29. rocoi says:

    WOW! congrats, MM! you (and the crew) are unbelievable. sigh. can’t wait for the detailed post! :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:37 pm

  30. wifey says:

    OMG! Suya kaayo ko.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:46 pm

  31. corrine says:

    MM, I thought I saw you in Salcedo Market last Saturday with Bobby Chin? I just saw your back but full view of Chin! I wonder when it will be shown? TV sure adds 10 lbs…Chin is much leaner in person!

    There’s also an article about Joey of 80 breakfasts in Marie Claire. woohoo!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 6:47 pm

  32. siopao says:




    Congrats MM!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:11 pm

  33. Riyaz says:


    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:11 pm

  34. Foodie says:

    Congratulations MM! Definitely going to wait for (and tape) this episode when it airs.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:12 pm

  35. Vanessa says:

    Tell us please when it airs! Congratulations for the Best Pig Ever!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:18 pm

  36. lojet says:

    Congratulations MM. I love AB and his shows. I am dying to know which version of lechon made him say that…can’t wait for the details.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:38 pm

  37. odie says:

    Congratulations MM!! You make us all so proud!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:45 pm

  38. anna says:

    Congrats, MM!!! Thanks for the effort of showing the world that we have good food to offer, and not just the balut :)
    You make us proud…

    Oct 28, 2008 | 7:48 pm

  39. Bubut says:

    Congratulations for the EB with Bourdain and the best lechon! So whats the name that we should we give to the lechon.. .Lechon de Bourdain!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:06 pm

  40. chinky says:

    Congratulations, MM! What a feat! We’re all so proud that you were one of those chosen to show Bourdain around!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:08 pm

  41. evel says:

    Congrats, MM! galing mo!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:15 pm

  42. Marketman says:

    Hi everyone… this was NOT the eyeball! This was just a day with Bourdain and lechons or inasal as they are referred to in cebu… It was absolutely incredible! And thanks so much for your comments. This is one day that I am so happy to have served Filipino food to a potential worldwide audience of millions… :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:17 pm

  43. Sandy says:

    Awesome MM! You deserve all the superlatives for your hard work. Looking forward to hear more! Cheers! :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:19 pm

  44. two toasters says:

    Congratulations, Marketman! You make us proud! :) I can’t wait to see the episode.. I know Bourdain will do our country and our food justice. Please write more about the experience soon, we want to know every little detail!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:27 pm

  45. trinam says:

    Best Pig EVER! Congratulations MM!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:27 pm

  46. Barry Stock says:

    Excellent! He’s one of our favorites, and we look forward to seeing you on the show.

    Best Wishes,

    Barry Stock
    Hollywood, Florida, USA

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:28 pm

  47. ECC says:

    “To Joe L” …. aka Market Man:

    Applause! Applause! You truly deserve it!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:34 pm

  48. charmaine says:

    congratulations marketman! wow! am looking forward to watching this episode.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:39 pm

  49. regie says:

    congrats mm! all your attempts in perfecting the best lechon has paid off!

    after staring at the photo for quite a while i’ve just now made out the drawing between your name and his message – chef’s knife pala! hehe =)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:40 pm

  50. cha says:

    congrats marketman! wow! marketman and bourdain together in a show….san ka pa!! “m so happy for you!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 8:55 pm

  51. Edik says:

    i was imagining you gave bourdain a real PIG! not the tasty pork inventions you have hahaha.

    weird thoughts…

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:06 pm

  52. Rebecca says:

    Congrats Marketman!!!! So excited to see the show! :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:07 pm

  53. millet says:

    yeheyyy! so, that confirms it, those two beauties under the tree some two posts ago are now in piggy heaven :-) and so is bourdain, i’m sure! and for those of us going to the big meet in two weeks – aren’t we lucky to be having the “best pig…ever”…with the good housekeeping…er…anthony bourdain seal at that! nice work, MM… get yourself a good night’s sleep. (if the adrenaline rush gives you insomnia, try counting piggies :0

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:09 pm

  54. mikel says:

    sayang he wasn’t in your lecon EB. pero, PUEDE NA RIN! for sure you brought him to the best..he did say so!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:13 pm

  55. dhayL says:

    wait a second, im missing something here? i’ve been away for a few days, kindly fill me up pls…

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:22 pm

  56. kitkathie says:

    Congratulations MM!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:27 pm

  57. estella says:

    congratulations, mm! anthony bourdain and mm… together! i look forward to watching this episode!!!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:42 pm

  58. chibi maruko says:

    congratulations MM!! can’t wait to see that episode!! =)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:42 pm

  59. MrsKookie says:

    This will be the best episode, ever :D
    (did you get my email MM? Hehehe…)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:55 pm

  60. ging berdon says:

    way awesome MM! Congratulations! Now I really can’t wait for that lechon EB yum yum yum!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:58 pm

  61. Dale says:

    NO WAY!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:58 pm

  62. Dale says:

    I’ve been waiting for this ep forever!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 9:59 pm

  63. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    ARGGGG!!!!…Of all the days that I had to be in Manila (for just 12 hours!) It had to be the day you had Chef Tony as your guest!! Thanks for the invite just the same MM!!!

    My consolation is that at least I got to try the “BEST PIG EVER!!”, by the one and only one MM, before Chef Tony!!

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!

    Looking forward to the Eyeball

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:06 pm

  64. betty q. says:

    MM, you are one LUCKY DUCK!!!!! They say that each person will have 15 minutes of fame in their lifetime. You had over 60 minutes total !!!!!! ….i only had 23 minutes…hahahha

    BUT YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT! You have given sooooooo much of yourself to humanity (your charitable work,etc>)!!!!!

    WAY to go !!!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:09 pm

  65. Lava Bien says:

    MM, hats off to you dude.

    Tony is the one true inspiration for many people as he overcame a lot in his life and got the fame and happiness he deserve because he followed his passion and didn’t give a s@&*t about “Status” ( Sosyal).

    Kudos to you MM!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:24 pm

  66. The Knittymommy says:

    Congratulations. I heard he was in the Philippines.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:31 pm

  67. sister says:

    Congratulations on a job well done!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:58 pm

  68. flip4ever says:

    Congratulations MM ! Hope you tell us more about the experience and some behind-the-scenes tidbits. I can’t wait for the episode to air.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 10:59 pm

  69. zena says:

    Kudos, MM! We are proud of you and your crew!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:04 pm

  70. Tricia says:

    Congratulations MM!

    So proud of you!

    *cheering from the side lines :)

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:06 pm

  71. Bong says:

    Congratulations MM! I’m very proud of you! This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how great Filipino cuisine really is! Mabuhay!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:09 pm

  72. eej says:

    Mabuhay! to MM and his untiring crew for conquering the foodie world one pig at a time.

    Let the party begin!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:25 pm

  73. iya says:

    wow! congrats mm! :) kaka-inggit! :p

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:25 pm

  74. jun says:

    CONGRATS!!!!! Well done….We are proud of you. Thanks for making the philippine culinary back on track to where it should be.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:29 pm

  75. HungryDude says:

    “Joe L” Congrats at least the mysterious isn’t soo mysterious anymore LOL.. congrats man!!

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:44 pm

  76. ariel says:

    Good Job. I record all his shows in the travel channel.

    Oct 28, 2008 | 11:49 pm

  77. jdawgg says:

    Way to go Marketman

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:04 am

  78. noemi says:

    I am so looking forward to this episode especially featuring my hometown’s lechon.

    Great job, MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:05 am

  79. det says:

    MM,all i can say is…..CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL!!!!!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:12 am

  80. Marvin says:

    MM, I just wanted to thank you so much for this. You’ve been an inspiration to many, and hopefully now many more through this one episode and its worldwide audience. I haven’t even seen it yet, but I know you will do everyone proud.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:14 am

  81. Fabian M says:

    wow wow wow wow wow wow wow.
    I echo Joey. KILIG!


    “Best. . .Pig. . .EVER”

    BWAHAHAHAHAA. Really happy for you, and see you at the EB :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:32 am

  82. APM says:

    Best Filipino Food Blog Ever!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:42 am

  83. bambinawrites says:

    MM, congrats! You da man!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:51 am

  84. EbbaMyra says:

    I did not get it right away, pero nung bumalik na ang utak ko (which sometimes is like taho), naku napapaiyak pa ako sa tuwa. Congrats talaga. Gagayahin tuloy kita, imbis na 1 pig lang ang ihahanda ko (as lechon) on my trip there this summer, gagawin kong dalawa, one will be prickchon, and the other the traditional. Tingnan ko rin kung alin ang mas maganda. Yon nga lang, wala akong Bourdain na kasama.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:02 am

  85. all things considered says:

    Tell us more! What was he like? Funny sarcastic, like on his show?

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:59 am

  86. MM fan says:

    Oh heavens! Thank God you were one of those who showed Tony Bourdain around town! (Congrats to Ivan as well!) For a while there, I was scared he might attach himself to pseudo food reviewers/bloggers like that whathisname from awesome planet (anyone who says Maurizio’s is the best Italian resto in Manila is nuts!) or that Jenny dispachadora who keeps saying Elbert’s Steak Room is the best coz she eats there for free. Hahaha

    Kudos MM, you are the best. You are always an enjoyable read. And I know you know your food because you cook! You are a breath of fresh air in this hot mess of food bloggers who don’t even know the difference between roquefort and blue cheese. They are one and the same dispatchadora.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:08 am

  87. Mila says:

    What a great boost to you, your lechon crew, pinoy pride!!! The eyeball is going to be fantastic, eating, listening to AB stories, eating more lechon!
    Congratulations to you and your crew for making it happen!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:20 am

  88. pixeldose says:

    Awesome! ‘Goes to show that you do thrive and deliver under pressure :). ‘Can’t wait to see the episode early next year.

    I guess this mean that you can’t remain incognito anymore as the episode would most likely get uploaded to Youtube someday.

    And as far as everyone of us getting the scoop on how it went with Bourdain, you’re probably in some sort of NDA with NR as they don’t like anyone pre-empting the show. That’s ok. Janary of 2009 is not that too far off.

    Then again, you could probably throw us bits of morsels from behind the scenes taping? Haha.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:26 am

  89. tnm says:

    MM, congratulations! What a great honor for our country. I’m so proud of you.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:33 am

  90. Chery says:

    Hi Mr. MM!

    This is so awesome! I am looking forward to this episode.

    Best Wishes :).

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:35 am

  91. iris says:

    Conrats, MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:38 am

  92. betty q. says:

    MM…recent OPRAH episodes says she is on this PROTEIN diet…could she be possibly calling you soon? ….If I were in your shoes, I don’t know what “DANCE” I would do!!!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:03 am

  93. dyanie says:

    clap clap clap!!! wooohoooo!!! congrats MM!!! :P cheers!!! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:22 am

  94. Avic says:

    Congratulations, MM! We are so proud of you! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

  95. ria says:

    did i miss something? were are the old posts that mentioned that THE anthony is coming over to cebu?!?!?! marketman, this is such a surprise! congrats to you!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:03 am

  96. New Yorker says:

    MarketMan – you rock!!! It was Anthony Bourdain’s book “Kitchen Confidential” that piqued my curiosity in the culinary world, and it was your blog, that I merely stumbled upon a couple of years ago, that continues to inspire me on a daily basis on what to eat and what to cook! This will be a real treat to watch on the Travel Channel.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:11 am

  97. lety says:

    Congratulations, MM!

    Now I know that your first name is Joel. :-)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:24 am

  98. natie says:

    I am in awe, JoeL!!!!!!!!! hoping the next post will be a long narrative of the event….PICTURES pls!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:36 am

  99. Dreaming!! says:

    Congratulations! Indeed you should be proud. Can’t wait to Cebu!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:00 am

  100. wysgal says:

    You cooked lechon for A. Bourdain? That’s awesome!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:26 am

  101. maggie says:

    The pig served its purpose. :) Thanks, pig. Thanks MM.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:49 am

  102. ctl says:

    Wow!!! You make me truly proud to be Pinoy, MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:05 am

  103. tifoso says:


    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:08 am

  104. dragon says:

    Well done MarketMan! Details please–every morsel….

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:28 am

  105. jadedfork says:

    …my that must have been some pig! can’t wait for this to air…congratulations!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:32 am

  106. marilen rodriguez says:

    Heartiest congratulations!! I join all who have enjoyed your daily postings. You and Anthony Bourdain are a perfect match – so very proud of your achievement!!

    Pace e bene!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:40 am

  107. RoBStaR says:

    Sweetttttttttttttt.. bali pig has been erased from the memory of his lips…good job MM.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:04 am

  108. gie says:

    I think I missed something about the eyeball. But I am impressed! My jaw dropped upon reading the comment congratulating you on his coming.

    Please post when the show will be aired.

    WOW! Somebody close my mouth…

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:14 am

  109. marissewalangkaparis says:

    Appppplause! Great job MM….dying to see that episode. Please tell us when.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:17 am

  110. linda says:

    Congratulations! There’s no one more deserving than you,MM! I’m in AWE!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:55 am

  111. s says:

    hey, you! :) congrats!:) oink, oink! hehe

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:57 am

  112. Queen B says:

    COOL!!! Great job MM!! Really excited to see the show and read about your experience here.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:59 am

  113. chubby says:

    Congratulations MM!! You’re such an inspiration!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:20 am

  114. Topster says:

    MM, you are the man! You and Anthony Bourdain in a segment in NR is definitely worth seeing!

    I am so happy and thrilled that my favorite food blogger and my favorite TV personality/chef/traveler/legendary bad-ass got together and my dream of NR featuring the Philippines finally became a reality. Oh Lord, Christmas is indeed already here (for me at least! LOL)!

    MM, I’m gonna say it again, you the man! =)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:36 am

  115. natie says:

    MM, now we know “who”—PLEASE tell us “how, where, when” as ONLY YOU can elucidate…we know about the greatest pig ever–side dishes?? beverage?? have you recovered yet??

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:37 am

  116. SIMELYPOITO says:

    sawakas makikita natin sa tv si MM. Can’t wait!!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:41 am

  117. wifey says:

    Wow Toni dressed up for the occasion! Wagi, Hahaha

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:51 am

  118. joyce says:

    über cool.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:56 am

  119. grace says:

    Congrats MM!! Can’t wait for the detailed post on what happened in Cebu and to watch the show.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:03 am

  120. cabanagirl says:

    Andrew Zimmern cannot.. DOES NOT .. hold a candle to Anthony Bourdain. His foodie episode on the Philippines left a lot to be desired. Can’t wait to catch you in Bourdain’s segment on the Philippines. It’s about time!!! Congratulations! What a coup for you. And the Philippines.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:04 am

  121. Mangaranon says:

    Please tell us when the episode will air. I also like AB’s “Cooks Tour” especially the segment on San Sebastian! Congratulations!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:04 am

  122. wil-b cariaga says:

    well,. . . who else could do a better food tour in Phil. than MarketMan himself. . . this would be a great episode, I know MM would make it great. . . wooohoo!!! MarketMan is the best choice for it. . . 4 thumbs up . . .including my feet hahaha

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:19 am

  123. ben says:

    That is awesome MM! Best Pig Ever! You did it.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:34 am

  124. Carlo says:

    That’s so cool!! Great job, MM!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:37 am

  125. alilay says:

    MM and Bourdain you ROCK !!!!(Kasabay ng pagsubo sa isang malutong na balat ng lechon .YUMMM) para sa rock en roll Yoohooo!!!!always tapes his No Reservations show .

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:47 am

  126. mojito_drinker says:

    this is AWESOME, mm!!! where can we watch this episode?

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:51 am

  127. Marilyn says:

    MM Congratulations! I watched his show when he went to Singapore to try out local eateries. Loved his spirit. Bourdain is not squimish to try anything. Lucky to actually not only meet Tony but have him try your pig and tape a show about it. Better bring out some Lipitor, his cholesterol level is said to be on the high side. Hehehe. Again congratulations. I love his show and I love your blog!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:57 am

  128. Larees says:

    WOW. Congratulations MM! I love Anthony Bourdain’s show. And I love your blog too!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:27 am

  129. ava says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait to see the show. This is really awesome. I love reading your blog, its my everyday fix. And I love Bourdain’s show. And the two of you together? Great!!!What else can I ask for? Congrats again!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:40 am

  130. Lani says:

    Wow!!! Big time. Congrats MM.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:42 am

  131. lawrence says:

    congratulations MM! and i hope AB and this episode will help promote filipino food and culture unto the world stage!

    teka… kelan ba next EB? :-)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:17 am

  132. Caroline says:

    WOW. Congratulations. I cannot wait to see this!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:25 am

  133. Christine says:

    Wow!! What a thrill that must have been for YOU! It’s such a thrill for me to just read about it and know he not only loved the pig but thinks it was the best ever! Congratulations and thanks for giving us Filipinos more reason to be proud! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:25 am

  134. Quillene Petite says:

    HI MM!

    Congrats on this awesome feat. I have been away and busy since the last time I said hi on your blog and am very happy to hear this very happy news from you.

    I am just beginning to explore and find out more about Chef Tony. This comes just in time.

    Were you also able to introduce our Adobo also? :)

    CONGRATS to you, your crew, your family and to the lucky lucky people who will be attending the EB to partake of the BEST PIG… EVER!!! I hope that more people in the west will finally appreciate Filipino food with your contribution and put us on the gourmet map.

    Hope my schedule will permit me to join the next EB. KUDOS again, MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:34 am

  135. The Steak Lady says:

    Wow MM, Congratulations!!!! This is just too awesome for words!! :D

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:41 am

  136. maria says:

    5 big oinks!!! So this is where the lechon chronicles were headed. It speaks a lot of you MM in terms of preparation and passion. Congratulations to you and your crew for this wonderful achievement!!! I’m dying to know the details.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:54 am

  137. mary-ann says:

    WOW! ang galing mo MM! We are happy for you :)
    When i first discovered this blog very interesting agad,
    just like when i saw his show once.
    Now,your paths have finally crossed over lechon. Congrats!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:00 pm

  138. pia says:

    Congratulations to you and the crew! I’m a big fan of Tony Bourdain’s show and your blog, and am very excited to see how the two combine. I’m imagining all sorts of lechon permutations. Can’t wait!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:11 pm

  139. dina says:

    AWESOME! 2 thumbs up, MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:14 pm

  140. kiko says:

    There’s no better choice than you to represent the rest of us… Congratulations Marketman!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:23 pm

  141. ECJ says:

    Simply marvelous!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:27 pm

  142. akosistella says:

    All hail the pig! oops, you too Market Man! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:36 pm

  143. katring says:

    cheers MM!!!! Show the world what we’ve got. Can’t wait to see this episode.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 12:57 pm

  144. MarketFan says:

    Was it by any chance the “tusok-tusok” pig? All your efforts on the lechon chronicles paid off. Congratulations! You’re now a bigger celebrity than ever.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:05 pm

  145. bagito says:

    Congrats, MM! Woo hoo!! We’re very, very proud of you. So is it “Joe L.” or “Joel”? Now we have a name to match w/ the face. But you will always be MM, no matter what. :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:06 pm

  146. sometime_lurker says:

    That’ll do, pig… that’ll do.

    Now, there are two pig quotes on my list.

    Thank you so much! And thank you for not blurring/cropping out the Joel bit! :)

    And, OMG, crisp white shirt and a pair of well-fitting jeans (I’m assuming the jeans part, since I never see him wear the baggy kind hehe)! Be still my heart, AB!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:31 pm

  147. sometime_lurker says:

    And oh my, what big hands you have, dear! :p

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:32 pm

  148. sometime_lurker says:

    *faints again and will continue to lurk via the RSS now…*

    Oct 29, 2008 | 1:33 pm

  149. melissa says:

    WOW! Congrats MM, details and more photos please! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:05 pm

  150. eustressor says:

    congrats! woooohoooo!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:29 pm

  151. siegrez says:


    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:47 pm

  152. Beth says:

    Big congratulations to you JoeL(aka MM)!Cannt wait to see the show!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 2:52 pm

  153. cindz says:

    *clap,clap* congratulations MM! you make us so proud! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:16 pm

  154. JOHN PAUL SARABIA says:

    perfect. congratulations.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:17 pm

  155. Gina says:

    As a Cebuano, I must say I am so happy for you and for Cebu lechon. You and “the best pig ever” have just been hoisted on to the big stage, and you (and lechon) deserve the limelight. Was it your accuchon that won him over? Did you also introduce him to other lechon sources in Cebu? Once again, congratulations!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:33 pm

  156. bluegirl says:

    Congratulations MM! Well deserved!

    Do spill the beans…. which of your lechon experiments is “the best pig EVER”??? Will you now name it in honor of Anthony Bourdain? Will it the be the highlight of the Lechon EB? I am now super envious of your guests!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:41 pm

  157. oliboy says:

    lucky you! where’s he off to next?!?

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:44 pm

  158. RobKSA says:

    Congratulations MM! BBC food shows the Anthony Bourdain show here in Saudi Arabia, can’t wait to see the episode. I like his down to earth attitude on food and life in general and he basically connects to my food/travel sort of appetite.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 3:46 pm

  159. ihid says:

    Congratulations! Nobody could do it better than you. Lechoneros bantay sa daghang umaabot na order.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:01 pm

  160. Franco says:

    Good job! But does this mean we will finally see your face on TV?

    Oct 29, 2008 | 4:11 pm

  161. CecileJ says:

    Sometime_lurker; Am with you on your AB comments! He’s my kind of sexy!!!!! ;-)

    MM, what else can I say after all the above commenters’ gushing and woohooohooo-ing? Good job! You did us proud and you totally deserve the honor!!!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:06 pm

  162. evelinago says:

    You make us Filipinos so proud!

    Looking forward to watching you on Bourdain’s show
    here in Australia.

    I better tell my daughter (in London) too. http://www.dorothygo.com

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:12 pm

  163. z says:

    like the other commenters, i’m very intrigued if we’ll see your face on tv! i guess meeting anthony bourdain is good enough to sacrifice anonymity! :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 5:33 pm

  164. sonia says:

    MM — then end of anonymity and start of stardom?

    we are so happy for you — and for our country. claude and you will certainly do us proud

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:08 pm

  165. Marketman says:

    Hi everyone, as with “Taste Matters” on Channel News Asia last month, “World Cafe Asia” with Bobby Chinn early next year and “No Reservations” with Anthony Bourdain early next year, I do show my “face” and other body parts on the programmes… but as “Marketman” or by my first name only… :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:22 pm

  166. adam says:

    That is way cool!

    Hope that somewhere out there Mr Bourdain has a blog or similar and people are leaving comments like ‘Hey congrats – you got to meet MM’!

    Speaks volumes for you that so many people have a sense of pride in what you have been doing this week.

    Great stuff.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:28 pm

  167. passive says:


    congrats! and we (the filipino people naks) are lucky indeed that you were the one who “landed” this gig.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:28 pm

  168. Joni says:

    Ang galing Marketman! Congrats!!!! :) Best PIG EVER!!

    My family and I will be waiting for that episode!

    Like Bourdain, you’re a huge part of our family’s life. So, don’t be surprised if you accidentally bite your tongue or if you trip/stumble (around dinner time, which is 6-8pm), coz that means we’re talking about you and your blog! hahaha :)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:41 pm

  169. edee says:

    congrats!…can’t wait to see the show…..and i’m really really so inggit with the coming EB,….huhuhuhuhu….when oh when shall i be able to attend an EB :(

    Oct 29, 2008 | 6:44 pm

  170. RinaE says:

    Please, tell us more. Were you asked to not say anything about what you did together?

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:13 pm

  171. vina says:

    i feel so proud and happy, i wanna cry!!! thank you MM!!!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:34 pm

  172. Connie C says:

    MM showing his face and body parts……sounds “meaty”, witty and very chef like. Anyway, we’ll’ take you in any shape or form.

    Congrats for hooking Anthony Bourdain and showing our pig in the best light.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:37 pm

  173. cumin says:

    Aaaaaah, that is so great! I’m so so happy, tipong tears in my eyes :-) You give so much, MM, with your heart, no less, and I’m so glad you’re receiving the accolade you deserve.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 7:57 pm

  174. Bubut says:

    wow, you even have a show with Bobby Chinn, he is my favorite i like him a lot! again congratulations for showing the world the filipino food thru Discovery Travel and Living. Were now looking forward for 2009 !

    Oct 29, 2008 | 8:11 pm

  175. Homebuddy says:

    Its so great to know that our beloved MM is rubbing elbows with the great and famous! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the show and the post your will be doing about it.

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:07 pm

  176. Socky says:

    Hi, MM.

    Everyday until the day I knew you were going to “lechon eyeball” with Bourdain, I would look up the sky and wish for a long stretch of good weather. And I’d do it the moment I wake up! I remember that morning, I saw dark clouds over Makati all the way to Antipolo and I shivered, “Oh no, don’t rain on MarketMan’s parade!” I’m glad the skies were bluer in Cebu and the weather more cooperative. The rest is history. And so is the pig… best ever!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 9:54 pm

  177. Naz says:

    Now do you have any weird foods for Andrew to taste? You are so damn lucky MarketMan! You are the Father of all bloggers. Congratulations!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:11 pm

  178. greasemonkey says:

    congrats! (passes out again)

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:31 pm

  179. peterb says:

    Wow MM! Taste Matters, World Cafe Asia, No Reservations! What’s next? Maybe next time you’re in NYC you get invited to After Hours w/ Daniel, a judge in Iron Chef, Throwdown w/ Bobby Flay for the Best Pig Ever!….Way to go MM!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:31 pm

  180. voltaire says:

    MM! if i were you, i’d faint… and the autograph! double wow!!! i’d probably die on the spot! hahaha! i was praying you’d make us proud, and from the looks of it, you did! hoorah!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 10:40 pm

  181. JR says:




    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:13 pm

  182. Dennis says:

    Way to go MM…

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:15 pm

  183. zofhia says:

    congratz! MM

    good job!

    Oct 29, 2008 | 11:21 pm

  184. sylvia says:

    Congratulations MM! Cebuano lechon reigns supreme!!! I am so happy for you that you got this opportunity to show Tony Bourdain how wonderful Filipino food can be. He is one of the few tv chefs I respect.

    Just like the rest…I want details! I can’t wait to see the episode!!!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 12:21 am

  185. krizteene says:

    congrats, MM! YOU really deserve that! I’m so happy and proud of you I went talking about you the whole day – to my friends, my co-workers, my family. Hahahahaha! Yup, when you have the time, give us details, okay?

    Oct 30, 2008 | 1:14 am

  186. Belle says:

    Hi Marketman, do we get to finally see your face in the episode? :D

    Oct 30, 2008 | 1:43 am

  187. Belle says:

    Ooops sorry about that I didnt see your comment above. So we are gonna see you! :) Congrats!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 1:44 am

  188. elbert Cuenca says:

    I so want to meet Tony Bourdain. I cannot imagine how great you feel. How I wish someone would bring him to the Steak Room so I can feed him some really great meat–American meat like he’s never had it before. :)

    Congrats and I genuinely am happy for you. You deserve the privilege anyway.

    Now, to commenter MM fan, you’re just plain nasty. If I have it correctly, the ‘Jenny dispachadora’ you are referring is the fashion blogger. FYI, she has eaten at my resto three times already. Each time she ate there, she paid. I have never treated her to anything. You have your information wrong and I don’t even know why you need to mention her since she’s not a food blogger. It was actually very nice of her to include my Steak Room in her fashion/shopping blog.

    Sorry about that, marketman. Now, when are you coming over to the Steak Room? I promise, I won’t treat you to dinner. I’ll have our good friend CL take care of that. haha.


    Oct 30, 2008 | 1:50 am

  189. Onie says:

    Congratulations Market Man! We’re truly ecstatic and so proud of you here in Vancouver! (Betty, has the fan club been set up yet? :-))

    Oct 30, 2008 | 2:45 am

  190. Onie says:

    Congratulations Market Man! We’re truly ecstatic and so proud of you here in Vancouver! (Betty, has the fan club been set up yet? :-))

    Oct 30, 2008 | 2:45 am

  191. betty q. says:

    MM….this is an open invitation….Best Pig EVER or even NO BEST PIG EVER!…if you have any intention of coming over to see the Olympics in 2010, PLEASE DROP US A NOTE!…Sayang, what will be held here is the WINTER OLYMPICS and not the SUMMER one. …if it was the summer Olympics, then it is LECHON WEATHER!!!

    Hey ONie, you must have been out of circulation again! You missed it!!!!…just kidding!!! I posted an open invitation to those here in Vancouver…like I would bring some Kakanins and someone supply the locale since the house renos is taking REALLLLY slow…BUT I didn’t get any replies!!!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 3:54 am

  192. Raneli says:

    Kakatuwa naman.Lucky for you to meet the famous foodie and lucky naman for Anthony to taste the best piggy,ever! Kudos to pinoy pride and cuisine! Well done, MM

    Oct 30, 2008 | 4:03 am

  193. natie says:

    wow, this post gets an overwhelming responce, MM!! you are so LOVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also AB.

    Oct 30, 2008 | 4:35 am

  194. betty q. says:

    Hey Natie…you on line? Drop me a line…e-mail:mymudcake@hotmail.com…Connie C and Cai(?) …too! …don’t know if you guys are still following the ensaymada thread…Connie and Cai…are you here in B.C.? I know Natie is somewhere in the East Coast…

    Oct 30, 2008 | 4:49 am

  195. happyman says:

    Congrats. You are a star. Hope you’ll continue blogging.

    I’m from the east coast but have plans of attending the 2010 Winter Games. Can we plan/do an eyeball for all MM fans.

    Oct 30, 2008 | 5:00 am

  196. shane says:

    congrats, MM!

    bettyq, can anyone outside vancouver join your group? I’m from dallas but I can fly to vancouver (with enough planning)…I would like to pick up a couple of cooking tips and tricks from you especially the ensaimada….thanks

    Oct 30, 2008 | 5:20 am

  197. dad says:

    mm, congrats!!! you made us sooo proud!! i hope i’ll get the chance to meet you when we finally visit PI next year.

    betty q., i didnt know you are from vancouver (or BC), i will be very interested to meet you guys from here. (i live in richmond, btw). id like to try the puto you made.


    Oct 30, 2008 | 5:32 am

  198. natie says:

    K, bettyq!! will do..am in the NY/NJ area.

    are we setting up an MM club..

    Oct 30, 2008 | 6:44 am

  199. lysandrad says:


    Oct 30, 2008 | 7:15 am

  200. Maria says:

    Hi BettyQ!I’d love to join the MM club. I currently live in Oakville, Ontario and would fly to Vancouver anytime :)
    Soooo proud of Marketman…..I adore Anthony Bourdain!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 7:16 am

  201. renee says:

    I am sooooo jealous!!
    I want to marry that guy
    can’t WAITTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 7:28 am

  202. betty q. says:

    Yup, that would be really nice to hold like a Meet and Greet party or Show and Tell!…hahaha!!! Ok, the Nanay in me is staring to take over…Anyway, let’s organize this thing for next summer? …For those coming from the East or even West, South or North …so we can have a local lechonan in someone’s backyard! maybe MM can surprise us with a visit?…

    But, if you guys would like to meet for merienda, …who would like to volunteer their house…don’t know when my dear hubby will find the time to continue with the house reno. I do not want to be responsible for injuries incurred while eating…just like OMAROSA..remember? she was hit with a chunk of STYROFOAM on her head!!!

    There’s nothing much to do here in the winter unless you guys would like to go skiing!

    Meanwhile, Shane, I would love to give you a lesson on ensaymada 101. But MM has already posted his family’s ensaymada recipe with an Ensaymada Help-line hosted by SISTER!!!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 9:52 am

  203. YUAN says:

    I admire Mr. Bourdain (i love to watch him in AFC)..i am looking forward for the success of this endeavor. God Bless MM!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 9:54 am

  204. Ling says:

    What a stunner. Congrats, seriously… my god, what a masterstroke!! Keep it lit, MM!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 10:57 am

  205. Laura says:

    Your blog has international appeal just like AB’s No Reservations so hats off to you. I suspect your lechon chronicles were in preparation for AB’s show. They must have contacted you months before or was this a last minute invitation? Looking fwd to your detailed write-up and to the Philippine episode! Thanks for sharing your success!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 11:05 am

  206. Kristine says:

    Astounding! Congratulations, MM! Knock ’em dead!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 12:59 pm

  207. lyna says:


    Oct 30, 2008 | 4:25 pm

  208. i_live2eat says:

    Wow!Bravo MM!I used to just lurk, ogle at the nice pics, enjoy the vivid prose, & drool over the yummy dishes featured here.But this merits a commendation.You really did great this time! Bourdain and MM in one show!Wouldn’t miss it for anything.You make us proud.It’s about time Filipino cuisine gets recognized world-wide.Kudos!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 7:06 pm

  209. greasemonkey says:

    hehe.. MM, you’d probably knock bobby flay out cold (judging from the throwdown episode on roast pork shoulder they had)!

    Oct 30, 2008 | 8:36 pm

  210. kulasa says:

    OMG!!!! You really are going places MM.
    I know you’re going to make us proud.

    Oct 30, 2008 | 9:35 pm

  211. Beth says:

    Read today in the newspapers about Bourdain’s Kapampangan food tour(behind the scenes), when will you post yours?Sige na, behind the scenes lang din so as not to preempt the show.Ang tagal pa kasi ng next year!I’m really so proud of you JoeL(aka MM)! ;)

    Oct 30, 2008 | 10:05 pm

  212. peachybrets says:


    Oct 30, 2008 | 11:43 pm

  213. navyGOLF says:

    Good Job MM!!! You’ve made us all so proud and definitely a big plus for our local tourism. Good things really happen to good people like you. We’re not worthy..we’re not worthy… : )

    Oct 31, 2008 | 12:37 am

  214. dad says:

    hi bett q., i will surely join the meet & greet / show and tell…. the townhouse community where we live has a clubhouse we can use, if you guys are open to it, i can have it reserved. our area is just 5 minutes from vancouver airport.

    i seldom post my comments here but i regularly read the blog (morning and evening everyday!).

    Oct 31, 2008 | 12:42 am

  215. sylvia says:

    Beth, in which newspaper did you read about Bourdain’s Kapampangan food tour? Is the article available online?

    Oct 31, 2008 | 5:48 am

  216. flip4ever says:

    philstar.com has 3 articles on bourdain 10/30/08; sorry don’t know how to link. just google “beyond balut with bourdain”…
    it should point you to at least 2 articles (one by claude tayag himself)…there is another article “why claude?” by mary ann tayag as well.

    Oct 31, 2008 | 6:46 am

  217. consol says:


    Marketman, you’re definitely THE MAN!!


    (**all your admirers now execute a huge ‘wave’ with their arms in sync**)

    Oct 31, 2008 | 7:40 am

  218. betty q. says:

    OK, guys…I am a stay-at-home mom…so I’m up for this…any day , any time…Onie, Pinky, Keiko, ProteinShake …
    any one else? ..what do you say, mga Mrs…merienda before Christmas holidays or before the blizzard comes! Dad volunteered the use of their clubhouse on their townhome complex in Richmond…

    Then next summer…let’s do a lechonan for everyone wishing to come. I will ask my brother to cook it for me in his backyard and transport it to say a GVRD park?…depending on how many people want to come! It would be better if we canhave it in someone’s house so we can have an all day sosyalan(?) and a hands on demo on whatever you guys would like to learn!!!…Shane wants ensaymada 101 and Onie wants Prawn wontons …anything else?

    Dad: even if no one is able to go, I would still like to meet you. …I will bring some ensaymadas, Kakanin and you supply the hot chocolate or Chai tea!…soounds good?

    Oct 31, 2008 | 8:58 am

  219. shalimar says:

    Myheart beating… oh soo happy for you and for us foodies….

    Oct 31, 2008 | 10:14 am

  220. Beth says:

    Hi Sylvia!As flip4ever said ,just go to Philstar.com.Type in Anthony Bourdain in Search.The date the articles were printed was Oct.30,2008.There are 3 articles about his Kapampangan food experience.”Beyond Balut with Bourdain” by Therese Jamora-Garceu;”Anthony Bourdain doesnt need a reservation at Bale Dutung” by Claude Tayag himself;and “Why Claude”by Mary Ann Tayag,Claude’s wife.Happy reading!
    MM–Please post your behind the scenes with AB soon!Please!!!

    Oct 31, 2008 | 10:19 am

  221. eileen c says:

    congratulations! Sarap ng feeling to pass around best wishes and good vibes, (specially after reading the comments on “ensaymada” that got me really tired) mwahaha!

    Oct 31, 2008 | 12:49 pm

  222. dad says:

    betty q, im excited with the ensaymada and the kakanins. i’ll make something to share too or ill ask my wife and sister to cook something. let’s set the date!

    Oct 31, 2008 | 1:37 pm

  223. sylvia says:

    Thanks Beth & flip4ever for the info.

    Nainggit naman ako kina bettyq! Makalipat nga sa Canada…or should we set up a Northern CA Marketfans chapter?

    Oct 31, 2008 | 1:59 pm

  224. Onie says:

    hi betty q, dad & other vancouver-based readers, am interested to meet and share/learn some cooking tips and recipes. i have yet to decide what kakanin to bring…

    Oct 31, 2008 | 2:14 pm

  225. Angela says:

    Congrats, MM! Job well done! I can’t think of a better foodie ambassador of Filipino food!

    Oct 31, 2008 | 5:03 pm

  226. Jorgie Porgie says:

    Mabuhay ka MM!

    You made us proud! Keep up the trailblazing work!!!

    Oct 31, 2008 | 5:49 pm

  227. mitch says:

    Wow, congratulations!!

    Nov 1, 2008 | 1:40 am

  228. anton says:

    I have been an avid fan of your site for a couple of years now but i haven’t posted a comment until now….

    Wow! getting that from bourdain…


    Nov 1, 2008 | 2:51 am

  229. lee says:

    wow 227 comments and counting…. this is an official pork post… Best Pig Ever!

    Nov 1, 2008 | 10:09 am

  230. maryjoan says:

    Congratulations MM! I’m looking forward to your stories during the EB.

    Nov 1, 2008 | 11:23 am

  231. natie says:

    more!more!more! patiently waiting for more!

    Nov 1, 2008 | 11:54 am

  232. The vesti says:

    Congrats on Meeting with Bourdain. :)

    Nov 1, 2008 | 7:01 pm

  233. Jude says:

    Congratulations! Must’ve been an amazing time :)

    Nov 2, 2008 | 2:41 am

  234. JE says:

    Late to the comment party…

    This just shows who really is “in the know” when it comes to Filipino food. Awesome job.

    Nov 2, 2008 | 7:24 pm

  235. natie says:

    still wondering what apicio would say about this awesome event…..:-I

    Nov 3, 2008 | 4:13 am

  236. sometime_lurker says:

    oh adam, AB does have a blog and I did leave that kind of message! :)

    Nov 5, 2008 | 1:12 pm

  237. Marie says:

    I hope I do get to taste this “pig” soon! One of my best friends from high school, Gourdo’s Charlene, came over to visit me a couple of months ago and when I asked her if she was familiar with your blog, she fairly raved about your cooking (Some of her friends have tasted your cooking). Hopefully, I’ll get to taste your yummy lechon, too, in the future.

    Nov 13, 2008 | 10:24 pm

  238. Karlo Samson says:

    Can’t wait for the episode to air. Been watching Season 2 on DVD and saw the Bali episode. Tough competition methinks but I believe PH will prevail!

    Dec 12, 2008 | 8:58 pm

  239. Cookie says:

    Hi MM!! I am back from my maternity hiatus! I was too busy looking after my wee one that I didn’t have time to read you. However, now that I am back, I am totally, absolutely psyched that Anthony Bourdain came to the Philippines and had you as his guide on Filipino cuisine.

    I am so looking forward to watching this episode. I will let you know how everything comes out!!

    Jan 14, 2009 | 2:55 am

  240. Gierad Laput says:

    i just watched No Reservations. Best Pig ever = Pinaka payter nga baboy. Priceless words.

    Feb 17, 2009 | 1:05 pm

  241. Mercy says:

    I just finished watching the Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Philippines episode and it was fantastic! He had so many nice things to say about all the food he ate throughout his visit. The lechon looked amazing! I hope this episode helps introduce Filipino food to a wider audience. Congratulations!

    Feb 18, 2009 | 3:01 am

  242. Teh Vesti says:

    Yo, Good Job with the Lechon there, man. :)

    Feb 19, 2009 | 7:48 pm

  243. Remyr12 says:

    Hubby and I really like you in the No Reservations with Anthony!! Your answers to Anthony’s questions, like the one in the market “suki”, was very good! But the best for us, was your answer to Anthony’s question, Why our cuisine is not as pronounced like the other Asian countries. You nailed it here. My hubby kept on saying..magaling, magaling! Tama, tama..because we really do adapt pretty well, any situation, any place..saang sulok mo man dalhin ang Pilipino. They chose the right person to be with Anthony at the end of the show! Basta, ang galing-galing mo! Your explanations, answers were very informative and tama! You nailed it! Saludo to you!!

    Mar 12, 2009 | 1:36 am

  244. artturoliwanag says:

    When I first got wind that Anthony Bourdain was coming I was worried that he will be shown the wrong food….But it was really a blessing you and Claude were the ones that showed him the way…… It was just the right dishes and you guys really did a heck of a nice job for Pilipino food

    Apr 8, 2009 | 10:33 pm

  245. peanutbeanma says:

    i know this is late in the day – i saw this episode when it first came out – but i watched it again just now on youtube on a whim. and i REGRET it – because i’m 25 weeks pregnant, it’s 4am – and i want LECHON now. waaaaah!

    Sep 23, 2009 | 4:00 am


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