05 Aug2012

When the History Channel called our General Manager to ask if they could “film” at Zubuchon, I was understandably curious. I LOVE the History Channel, but wondered what possible link there could be to lechon… :) Just days before, a local television station called to say they were doing a special on favorite foods of “heroes” and wanted permission to use a Marketmanila.com recipe for dulce de santol, apparently a favorite of Jose Rizal’s… So I waited for more details from the producer/director at the History Channel. Turns out they were filming a segment of a show called Hidden Cities Extreme with Simon Yin, a Hong Kong comedian, as the host for their second season of the series. I haven’t seen this program before, but we agreed to the shoot anyway. :)

When the host, director, producer and crew arrived, they quickly set up for a VERY, VERY BRIEF shoot. I actually had a few short lines in the script, and was totally amused by it all. I hate film cameras and start to sweat as soon as they are turned on, but this was a rather harmless 10 minutes or so. The whole crew also dined on Zubuchon for lunch.

Not sure if and when the episode will air, or if Zubuchon/Marketman will make it into the program, but will post more details if I get them. Otherwise, mum’s the word on Marketman’s lines and the reason for the big blocks of ice… :)



  1. bearhug0127 says:

    WTG, MM!

    Aug 5, 2012 | 8:09 pm


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  3. Ivan Man Dy says:

    They’re doing Hidden Cities here again? Nice! Did the first episode on Manila last year and it came out nicely. This travel documentary is so much better as a tourist promotion than that Bourne film

    Aug 5, 2012 | 9:21 pm

  4. Betchay says:

    Blocks of ice…… so you will stop sweating when the cameras start grinding! :D
    We are all so proud of you and Zubuchon….you’ve come a long way!
    Big congratulations!

    Aug 5, 2012 | 11:47 pm

  5. Avid Thinker says:

    Yey! I’ll definitely watch out for the showing of this. Pls. update us on the exact time MM. Kudos!

    Aug 6, 2012 | 1:43 am

  6. EbbaBlue says:

    HOORAY…! I am excited na…

    Aug 6, 2012 | 4:47 am

  7. crabbychef says:

    MM, you know what I was reminded of looking at these shots? Throwdown with Bobby Flay! I know that this is for a totally different channel completely, but wouldn’t it be something for a celebrity chef to suddenly appear and challenge you to a lechon throwdown? :)

    Aug 6, 2012 | 6:15 am

  8. PITS, MANILA says:


    Aug 6, 2012 | 8:09 am

  9. Gigi says:

    Keep us posted :)

    Aug 6, 2012 | 8:16 am

  10. ami says:

    This sounds different from the Hidden Cities format that they did for Manila recently, not to mention a different host. Maybe the extreme in Hidden Cities Extreme explains for the big block of ice?

    Aug 6, 2012 | 8:48 am

  11. Cecile says:

    Would like to see that episode,too! Hope MM will post some photos of it too!

    Aug 6, 2012 | 8:50 am

  12. millet says:

    so now there are three stars in the MM family: the superstar zubuchon, the starlet dulce de santol, and of course, MM, the megastar himself! yey, so excited! and yes, crabbychef, i wouldn’t be surprised if one of these days bobby flay himself shows up for a lechon throwdown! woohoo!

    Aug 6, 2012 | 9:10 am

  13. http://runningenthusiast.net says:

    ikaw na :)

    Aug 6, 2012 | 9:54 am

  14. florisa says:

    WTG MM! You’ve done so much in promoting our country, starting way back for No reservation, and sunod sunod na sya sa magazines, tv, and other media. Congrats !

    Aug 6, 2012 | 2:02 pm

  15. Part Time Homemaker says:

    MM I saw you in Zubuchon One Mango last Thursday. I was starstruck! We ordered 1 kilo of Zubuchon, eggplant salad, adobong kangkong, 3 orders of chili shrimp, the yummy pickles, chicken binakol, turon with dulce de leche, biko, and budbud. For just 5 ladies. Hahaha. The kamias shake was a revelation. The food was delicious and the staff were amazing!

    Aug 6, 2012 | 2:33 pm

  16. dhanggit says:

    Wow, what a great subject to make people interest about history! I always wonder what heroes or famous personalities used to love to eat :-) I’m not familiar with dulce de santol though I remember reading somewhere that Rizal loved tinola with some chicken liver and innards . Cant wait to see this show!

    Aug 6, 2012 | 6:01 pm

  17. Marketman says:

    Part Time Homemaker, you should have said hello. I remember your table, you left and got into a van I believe. Our restaurant manager came over to tell me he was seriously impressed with your groups appetite! hahaha, that’s a compliment as he serves hundreds of folks every week… :)

    Aug 6, 2012 | 10:52 pm

  18. jose says:

    What’s next?. Marketman on Pawnstars?

    Aug 7, 2012 | 6:11 am

  19. RoBStaR says:

    Congrats MM!!
    Caught a tail end of Bobby Chin show last night featuring you eating some grubs at Salcedo Market. Wishing for more continued success in the media.

    Aug 7, 2012 | 9:11 am

  20. GerryT says:

    Congratulations! I’m very inrigued w/ Zabuchon. Can’t wait to try the food when we go home next year. Continous success MM and Staff! = )

    Aug 8, 2012 | 10:14 am

  21. helenT. says:

    Hello MM,
    Been an avid blog follower since ive tasted the famous Zubuchon last summer. Cant wait for my next visit. Loved the food, love your blog…

    Aug 8, 2012 | 9:32 pm

  22. dlanor briones says:


    Zubuchon made it to Yahoo!.Ph’s 10 Things To Eat In Cebu…here:



    Aug 9, 2012 | 8:30 pm

  23. Lambchop says:

    Ooh, can’t wait! Hope the segment airs :)

    Aug 21, 2012 | 7:59 pm


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