29 Mar2011

Before the cat is completely out of the bag, I figured I would put out this teaser. Marketman is up to something over the next three months… Which of the following scenarios is likely to be most true?

A. Marketman is writing a cookbook that covers say 200 top pinoy recipes, done his way. A section on local ingredients and marketing tips will be included as well.

B. Marketman is going to do some stints in related media like perhaps writing a column for a local paper, playing a part in a television show, or something along those lines.

C. Marketman is planning to open a lechon restaurant. Nothing fancy, just good lechon served in a pleasant environment along with some other classic dishes that complement the pork.

D. Marketman is pulling our leg and going on a long vacation (Africa or South America) and will take another lengthy breather from writing the blog.

Please leave a comment with your guess and anything else you would like to add. If the number of total comments reaches 500, then I will make things even more interesting. All the folks who picked the right answer will be put into a virtual tambiolo to win a prize of Marketman’s choosing… a modest but nice prize, say in the US$100 range. So what do you have to lose? A quick guess, seconds to type and enter an amusing comment, and a pretty darned good chance at winning a Marketman prize. It isn’t a multi-million lotto prize, but with odds just 1 in the hundreds, its a pretty good near effortless bet. Seems like a good deal to me. When the number of comments hits 500 (not so easy as many readers are allergic to leaving comments), then I’ll tell you what I am up to. :) Regulars who know me and know what the real answer is, please keep painfully quiet. Please leave ONLY ONE comment per reader. But if you have friends or relatives, they can join as well. Thanks. :)



  1. Kaya says:

    my guess is C

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:12 pm


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  3. Kat says:

    I’d say D! :p

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:13 pm

  4. bagito says:

    Hmm, this is harder than I thought as these are all plausible answers but I think C is the most likely scenario. So, “C”, final answer.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:14 pm

  5. Jose says:

    Lechon restaurant….. In Manila yahooooo!!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:15 pm

  6. deirdregurl says:

    SWEET…i will just have to go with my instinct and say B.) you will be playing a part in a telly show and i say “It’s about time!” There are only a few good-looking “mature” men on prime-time these days. I sure would love to have you on a daily basis hahaha ;p

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:15 pm

  7. ihid says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:16 pm

  8. Vanj says:

    ill go for B

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:17 pm

  9. Willie says:

    I hope it’s “C!”

    I’d like to see something along that line, a “lechon restaurant” that serves “classic dishes that complement the pork.” And if it’s you who’ll put it up, I’m pretty sure everything will be up to par in standards, considering all the goodwill you’ve built through this blog all these years. ;)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:19 pm

  10. Maricris says:

    I know it’s A :D – A lot of people will be happy about this!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:19 pm

  11. Kawa says:

    I’m thinking C as well!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:20 pm

  12. philip says:

    it got to be “c”… it must be “C”
    Let it be “C”


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:21 pm

  13. philip says:

    Letter A reminds me of a movie Julie and julia.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:23 pm

  14. Nadia says:

    My vote is “A”! I want that cookbook! I’d like to place the first order…complete with a personal dedication please :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:23 pm

  15. kristine says:

    A and B :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:29 pm

  16. val says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:29 pm

  17. jaypee says:


    there is no other way to immortalize the efforts you put in this blog but to put them into a bounded masterpiece! :) me likeeeeeeeeey! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:32 pm

  18. joanne says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:32 pm

  19. lorraine says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:33 pm

  20. jakespeed says:

    my guess is B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:33 pm

  21. mekc says:

    definitely not c.

    i’d say d.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:34 pm

  22. stinkee says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:37 pm

  23. Sayong says:

    My guess is C, at last matitikman ko na ang Zubuchon lechon!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:37 pm

  24. Mameng says:

    I vote for letter A. At least I hope it is.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:37 pm

  25. eena says:

    My guess is A. Or at least I’m hoping it is. A cookbook by Marketman would really just fly off the shelves.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:38 pm

  26. noah says:

    A, B & C?

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:38 pm

  27. Christine says:

    I’d be happy with anything from A-C. We’ll miss you if it’s D but I’m thinking it’s B. I can already imagine myself watching you on TV and mentally preparing our “ulam” for the next day. On a different note, I tried your crispy tadyang last night and it was a hit!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:41 pm

  28. ShackelMom says:

    I am hoping it is number one, as I would love to buy the cookbook! So I vote for number one!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:45 pm

  29. Eden says:

    All of the above! Why not, with all that you have done, you can do it all!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:45 pm

  30. Maybs says:

    “A” should be easy!!! You can compile your recipes from the blog. I’ll be the first buyer!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:47 pm

  31. joed says:

    B sounds like fun but C would be more satisfying. I’m not a lechon fan but looking forward to the complimentary dishes! Hope you could put a lechon sisig in the mix just like what Zubuchon has. :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:52 pm

  32. louinsanfran says:

    It would be nice to read about either or both Africa and South America from this perspective. And where and how many Pinoys he might meet in those places.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:53 pm

  33. bsg says:


    But i am hoping it’s C. Would love to have Zubochon available without the hassles of airport pickups.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:54 pm

  34. butch says:

    a! But c wont be bad as well!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:55 pm

  35. Wisdom tooth says:

    Let it be A please

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:55 pm

  36. weng says:

    My guess is B. You’ll be one of the judges for the upcoming ABS-CBN show, Junior Master Chef and this would keep you busy for a couple of months :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 1:56 pm

  37. grace encarnacion says:

    Oh please let it be “B”. And let the show be JUNIOR MASTER CHEF!!!!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:01 pm

  38. RG says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:02 pm

  39. Kate says:

    B! Junior Master Chef!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:06 pm

  40. Sarah says:

    I hope it’s A :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:07 pm

  41. Kurt says:

    My answer’s A. =) Have been a reader of your blog for almost 3 years now and I can’t wait for a Marketman cookbook! Hahaha!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:10 pm

  42. sandee says:

    I’m guessing B. I immediately thought of Junior Masterchef Pinoy version :-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:11 pm

  43. Vickie B. says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:12 pm

  44. ness says:

    A. Please have it published, and not just made available to your friends. :)

    But I’m wishing you’ll also consider doing letter C, so folks here in Manila can have Zubuchon without the need to go to Cebu or pick it up at the airport.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:12 pm

  45. Joy says:

    My vote is B!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:12 pm

  46. jessica says:

    Hoping its A, B & C! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:13 pm

  47. Joseph says:

    A. Definitely A. Although any of them would be interesting.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:13 pm

  48. Annie says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:16 pm

  49. frannie says:

    im really, really crossing my fingers and praying it’s C! and i hope there’s a branch in manila too!!! i’m excited and can’t wait!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:20 pm

  50. Bernard says:

    A, B & C :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:22 pm

  51. Amarit says:

    I think its B!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:28 pm

  52. xty says:

    B it is!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:30 pm

  53. fg says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:31 pm

  54. Janlo says:

    My first choice is C since you’ve been working on this for quite some time. But there’s a possibility of doing B too.

    But my choice is C

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:32 pm

  55. Maricel says:

    I am hoping that it is A.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:37 pm

  56. kittel says:

    My guess would be letter B

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:37 pm

  57. Mimi says:

    A is quite hard to complete 200 recipes in 3 months. B is possible. C will be really great. D would be remote if you had to do A, B or C simultaneously.

    Hmmm, I’d guess B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:38 pm

  58. Marge says:

    B? :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:42 pm

  59. cherry says:

    I want ‘D’ please :-) I always enjoy reading and looking at pictures from around the world, especially South America.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:43 pm

  60. odn says:

    My guess is B.

    Hopefully, seeing more of you and your dishes (lechon or not) on a more regular basis.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:43 pm

  61. fanny says:

    D. yes go on a vacation. Since its vacation for the Teen. Africa or South America will be interesting!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:50 pm

  62. MiMac says:

    I wish it’s B! Junior Master Chef? :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:55 pm

  63. roland says:

    i will selfishly vote A!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:55 pm

  64. Paolo says:

    A or B.

    You’ve mentioned each a couple of times already (A, you asking how we cook our own version of Pinoy classics; B, you in the Pinoy version of a well-known cooking reality show.)

    So maybe A and B? :)

    Whatever it is, I’m excited. :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:56 pm

  65. Xandra says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 2:57 pm

  66. Sleepless in seattle says:

    cookbook!!! I’m hoping it will be A! It will be on front on my collection of cookbook.Since I was in your Blagosphere , I had cook and tried your recipe with success.Imagine a cookbook!!US away fr.home..Book.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:03 pm

  67. sally says:

    A!!!! Excited to get the book!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:11 pm

  68. Nana Mayen says:

    My wish is A but my guess is B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:13 pm

  69. James says:

    Come on, folks, this is MM. A, B, and C.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:16 pm

  70. jo says:

    inkling at first sight— gotta be A =)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:19 pm

  71. gigie dela cruz says:

    Please let it be C….

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:22 pm

  72. titashi says:

    my vote … A!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:22 pm

  73. jecjess says:

    I’ve been silently following your blog for more than a year. So I guess it’s time to have fun and join in. :) I am thinking of A & B but more inclined to B. Whatever it is, I’m excited to hear about it. Good luck to your new endeavor/s MarketMan

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:25 pm

  74. loony says:

    hi mm! i’ll go with A–“Marketman is writing a cookbook that covers say 200 top pinoy recipes, done his way. A section on local ingredients and marketing tips will be included as well.”

    you’ve probably planted dozens of trees and you have a wonderful daughter, so book na lang kulang. :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:27 pm

  75. JMLR says:

    D – it’s vacation time.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:30 pm

  76. Norma says:

    D. Bring your family on a vacation and share with us the fascinating places and experiences you will have. Enjoy!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:31 pm

  77. cindz says:

    B? ^_^

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:32 pm

  78. rox says:

    A, B and C.
    A kasi mukhang plano mo na talaga yun dati pa.
    B dahil dun sa post mo sa JR MasterChef. Baka pumayag ka ng maging permanent judge or consultant sa show na yun.
    C dahil nakukulitan ka na sa mga nagrerequest na magtayo ka na ng Zubuchon restaurant.
    Masaya kung mangyayari lahat ng yan. Pero kung mali ang sagot ko at plano mo pala talagng magbakasyon, syempre malulungkot kami kasi matatagalan pa bago ka magpost ulit pero ok n rin kasi sigurado pagbalik mo marami ka naman ise-share na mga bagong kaalaman na natutunan mo sa pinuntahan mong lugar.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:32 pm

  79. DPM says:

    My guess is B. You’ll be on TV, not as a featured guest but as a judge.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:33 pm

  80. Maricris says:

    A :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:34 pm

  81. Toni says:

    I would like it to be “A”.:) MarketMan’s Way!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:34 pm

  82. winnie says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:39 pm

  83. zee says:

    I think A and C are already in your plans. But for the given timeframe,
    I’m guessing D!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:39 pm

  84. SpaceDog says:

    I guess I’ll overcome my commenting allergy to bump the total closer to 500 …

    Eh, all are likely. You’ve previously mentioned a cookbook and the archives would give you a great start, also a TV appearance doesn’t seem unreasonable, nor does a restaurant.

    Too difficult, I think it’s C — because it’s the most out-of-the-blue one and you picked three other likely choices based on things you’ve previously mentioned.

    But, for the record, I’d totally pay for the cookbook, so if it’s not A this time make sure you get on that next. :)


    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:40 pm

  85. Mary Kim says:

    I hope a cook book~=)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:43 pm

  86. Tisay says:

    Hope it’s B…so I can see you on tv…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:43 pm

  87. Mary Kim says:

    All of the above!=)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:44 pm

  88. Marie says:

    it’s B! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:45 pm

  89. Gigi says:

    I really hope its “A”…will be first in line to buy…and buy more to give as presents…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:46 pm

  90. Miriam Ticsay says:

    My guess is B!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:48 pm

  91. Joey in Dubai says:

    I maybe wrong but I wish and fervently hope it’s ‘A’.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:51 pm

  92. K says:

    E –for all of the above :D
    lol, couldn’t resist, but I think no matter what venture you choose, you have very loyal readers who will be happy for you

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:51 pm

  93. citynavigator says:

    I’ll go for B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:52 pm

  94. ceci says:

    Methinks its B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

  95. odette says:

    I’d say A! :-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

  96. Sealdi says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

  97. passive.observer says:

    I vote A!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:56 pm

  98. Cherry says:

    A … please…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 3:58 pm

  99. jenny says:

    I hope it’s A !!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:00 pm

  100. Ronee says:

    I hope it’s letter A!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:01 pm

  101. melody says:

    B for me :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:02 pm

  102. Tin Solis-Kiok says:

    Letter b! =)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:02 pm

  103. globalnomad says:

    All of the above, but not necessarily at the same time, but please do not make that breather too long :) Hope things work out well for you!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:02 pm

  104. teny says:

    The answer is C!!!!!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:05 pm

  105. ting says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:11 pm

  106. bubut says:

    my guess is C. as you have perfected your zubuchon

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:12 pm

  107. ade says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:13 pm

  108. Dolly says:

    B. :-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:14 pm

  109. Westy says:

    Obviously C, with a counter behind the register selling canned butter from DK. ;)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:14 pm

  110. teresa says:

    All of the above options are possible (and do-able) :)
    Then again… I choose B (looking forward to seeing you on TV)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm

  111. Chinky says:

    Definitely A – pls include betty and Sister’s recipes and tips!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:24 pm

  112. yette says:

    I’d say B. Marketman will have his media stint, and be the uber media persona we want him to be.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:30 pm

  113. ycae says:

    A & C

    A – hints have been lingering around for some time.

    C – natural progression from what you have & all the related experiment recipes.

    Why not B & D

    B – you already have this blog & you have to show your face instead of your back if you do take this up.

    D – you will die of not being able to write or say something.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:35 pm

  114. kim e says:

    All of the above I hope! But my final guess is A – will certainly be one of the first in line to buy it ;p

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:39 pm

  115. JR says:

    I’d go for A. I’ve always been a fan of your recipes and it would be nice to actually own a compendium of your recipes… and apparently I’m from China?

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:40 pm

  116. Noel says:

    My answer is “A”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:46 pm

  117. lee says:

    I would have wanted A but my answer is D.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:48 pm

  118. Ccmina says:

    My guess is B, though all of the choices are certainly very probable. Mahirap pumili ng only one.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:49 pm

  119. lala says:

    I’m an old reader yet my first time to leave a comment….
    My guess… A,B,C, & D.. (all of the above)
    I think everyone will be very happy!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:50 pm

  120. Grace says:

    Hmm… Though A and C are wonderful projects too (I’m sure to be one to line up to buy the book or taste some lechon), I’d think I’d go for B. :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:51 pm

  121. peanut says:

    A…or B

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:51 pm

  122. basil santos says:

    I hope that Marketman is planning to open a lechon restaurant. Nothing fancy, just good lechon served in a pleasant environment along with some other classic dishes that complement the pork.

    I want to eat there!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:54 pm

  123. arlene says:

    I’ll go for C!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 4:57 pm

  124. Virgie says:

    I will go for “B”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:06 pm

  125. Jonts says:

    B i think! C would be great too haha

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:07 pm

  126. Harry says:

    I say it’s A. And I say it’s about time! :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:07 pm

  127. ayen says:

    I hope it’s C. I so want to try your lechon and other porcine creations.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:19 pm

  128. Deedee says:

    Oh, definitely C…you gave away concepts “nothing fancy” and “classic dishes to complement the pork” totally gave you away! Buwahahahaa!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:20 pm

  129. jhaz says:

    My guess is B! But I will be very happy if its A…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:21 pm

  130. Carol says:

    B!!! Since you said it will be something you will be doing in the next 3 months! That’s why you had to lose weight, because TV adds a lot more pounds!!! :). I hope I win !!! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:25 pm

  131. Mark Aranzamendez says:

    I guess its D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:25 pm

  132. Ryan says:

    My answer will be all four (ABCD) since it’s very likely to happen. Am I part of the virtual tambiolo then? but seriously my feeling is A.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:26 pm

  133. ka_fredo says:

    B! I read on your scoop that you might be the a part of Pinoy Junior Masterchef and 3 months should be enough to film the episodes.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:28 pm

  134. joey says:

    Hopefully…A! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:29 pm

  135. Ronald says:

    I’ll go for C :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:31 pm

  136. jack says:

    my guess is B. But I would be glad if the restaurant would open in Manila or the book would be published, a dream come true for MarketMan and us your fans :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:31 pm

  137. Mom-Friday says:

    (of course NOT the big bad blogger! LOL!)
    Bet you’d Be on teleBisyon sooon… as a celebrity judge on a cooking show???? *wink*

    We’ll be watching for it, and hope this reaches 500 comments!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:32 pm

  138. Ginger says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:32 pm

  139. Rose says:

    A I guess.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:32 pm

  140. erick says:

    wow all choices are really exciting for you MM, my guess will be B noting you’ve been invited on junior master chef

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:33 pm

  141. cathyeresera says:

    I’ll go for A.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:35 pm

  142. Joy says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:36 pm

  143. meekerz says:

    D! (Simply because I think A, B and C will take more than 3 months to do) ;p

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:36 pm

  144. Joni says:

    A, B, and C

    and maybe a little bit of vacay time on the side. hahaha so 1/4 of D. Puwede ba yun? LOL!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:36 pm

  145. Jo anne says:

    I pray that it’s A, and really hope it’s not D, but i think the answer is B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:38 pm

  146. FoodJunkie says:

    I’d say B.
    Junior MasterChef Philippines Judge ala Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris or Matt Preston hehehe!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:41 pm

  147. nappykaye says:

    I’d say A! Hardly leave comments, if any, but yes, A! But yea, Marketman would do A, B, C. Are you sure it’s just one answer? LOL!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:41 pm

  148. lola vi says:

    I like A, B and C. But if its not possible I go for A.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:41 pm

  149. Jo anne says:

    Is this like a poll, like whatever answer gets the highest vote, then that you will do? Just a thought. My answer is still B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:42 pm

  150. lola vi says:

    I like A, B and C. But if its not possible I go for A. It’s only now that I voted.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:42 pm

  151. Kron Apostol says:

    I’m torn between A and C, if only because I would readily buy the cookbook once it goes out and go to the restaurant once it opens. :P Not that I wouldn’t read anything that you’d write for local publications or watch local tv (wholeheartedly I might add) if you’re gonna be in it… Hmm. Final answer is C! :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:45 pm

  152. Piang says:

    I’ll go for A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:46 pm

  153. joey says:

    I will say A because that is what I am hoping it will be!!! If it’s not A, could you at least consider doing A in the future, please with a cherry on top :) :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:47 pm

  154. yesoj says:

    B! excited for your show!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:47 pm

  155. Chris says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:48 pm

  156. mojito drinker says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:51 pm

  157. sonny sj says:

    i have to go for D, for reasons to be divulged later as MM has requested

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:52 pm

  158. Lani says:

    Letter A! Cookbook! Cookbook! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:52 pm

  159. Buddy says:

    B! You already said you were gonna do junior master chef philippines.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:54 pm

  160. Eileen Y says:

    My guess is “B”.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:56 pm

  161. uniok says:

    I’ll go for “A”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:56 pm

  162. meh says:

    A! A! A!!! I can feel it in my bones!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:58 pm

  163. Venchie Yabut says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 5:59 pm

  164. jennie says:

    i think it’s B…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:00 pm

  165. tey says:

    I think it’s B c:

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:02 pm

  166. 3C says:

    my vote, A !!!! i can’t wait to experiment & try most of the top 200 pinoy recipes w/ a bit of tweaking from marketman.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:04 pm

  167. cj says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:05 pm

  168. joyce says:

    exciting! my bet is on A! probably MM is self-publishing a cookbook or got a book contract.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:08 pm

  169. philhumanist says:

    “A” – and will be a bestseller.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:08 pm

  170. ace says:

    this is fun! you’ve got a lurker get to comment now. what you’re up to is time bound, something that would happen in the months of april may and june. so my guess is “B”. Most other options could happen anytime before or after this time period except for the upcoming kiddie food show slated next month. Way to go, Marketman!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:12 pm

  171. sophie says:

    i am excited to put my guess – A as in letter A! i am praying for that book to come and be available to the public and painfully waiting for my copy :D… (please with a personal dedication from you MM)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:16 pm

  172. pyangga says:

    i very much want A and C to happen but i think it will be B…
    judge for Junior Master Chef is 95% is most likely the reason why….

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:18 pm

  173. christine says:

    i’m guessing its A =)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:25 pm

  174. Grace says:

    My guess is “B” but I’d like you to do “A”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:28 pm

  175. Matilda says:

    My guess would be ABC… but please Marketman, not D!! Not again huhuh.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:33 pm

  176. Kelvin says:

    A :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:34 pm

  177. Cadsyjen says:

    I hope it’s not D because I will miss reading your posts. It has been a habit of mine before I end my day. And I hope it’s C because I would love to eat Zubuchon lechon while steam was still coming out of its butt. But my answer is A. I will surely grab a copy when it goes out.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:38 pm

  178. gis says:

    I think it’s B.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:40 pm

  179. andrew says:

    My guess would be “A”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:41 pm

  180. chreylle says:

    i guess its letter “A”… it will make us more happy MM!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:53 pm

  181. mel says:

    I’d say C.

    He’s gone a long way without writing a cookbook so why now? (A).
    He’s not into media promotion so why now? Plus the broadness/generalization on the tone of the sentence. (B)
    He’s giving away $100 worth of goods to guess that he’s on vacation? I guess not.

    It’s either of the first 3, this “event” is something that he’s proud of for him to give something worth $100.

    Just a guess. :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:53 pm

  182. xxbaker says:

    I think it’s B!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 6:55 pm

  183. jade says:

    I’d say C!!!! and he’s gonna do/make it in every country he goes to……..I’l be waiting here in mebourne. hehehehehe

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:08 pm

  184. Marichu says:

    A FTW!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:09 pm

  185. mel ojeda says:

    A annnnnnnnnnnnd CCCCCeee. mm

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:09 pm

  186. dolly says:

    i’m guessing that it’s a but am looking forward to b. hope you get a regular tv stint.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:10 pm

  187. Angie says:


    They asked you to continue as a regular judge on Junior Master Chef Philippines and will be appearing on the show.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:13 pm

  188. karen says:

    can’t it be all of the above, please? i’d love to own a cookbook that you authored; i would surely be addicted to your regular tv show and i am already salivating over your lechon restaurant. i’m guessing that it’s c, if correct, this sadly will also translate to us definitely gaining more pounds.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:15 pm

  189. chad says:

    I’d say its C. There were lots of foreshadowing in this site here and there.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:17 pm

  190. Paola says:

    I say it’s A.

    Though I would love it if it were C and said restaurant was located near Las Pinas where I live…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:17 pm

  191. Rochelle says:

    longtime reader, first time to comment :D

    I wish the answer is all of the above, but if I have to choose one, I like A.
    would really love to have a copy of a cookbook made by you :D
    Goodluck in whatever it is you are undertaking!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:21 pm

  192. E J says:

    Media will definitely get a boost if it’s B, the restaurant scene if it’s C, and MM if it’s D. While we all want A, B, C and D to come true, the most likely answer is A – and Philippine culinary literature will get a big boost from MM’s cookbook.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:21 pm

  193. crispyron says:

    A – a cookbook finally…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:21 pm

  194. Marga says:

    B!! Are you going to be a judge on Junior Masterchef?? :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:25 pm

  195. madgwenny says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:25 pm

  196. marosee says:

    B! it’s time to show the world the new, svelte MM haha! :-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:26 pm

  197. present tense says:

    A cookbook isn’t surprising so block out A. B seems more true to form but I would go with C. Next post – viewers choice: guess the name of the resto

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:28 pm

  198. bearhug0127 says:

    Maybe MM won the jackpot in the lotto and would be away for a long vacation in Africa and South America and would give away $100.00 to each commenter. Naah!
    Or maybe he has accepted the offer from ABS-CBN to be a judge on the Junior Masterchef. But how would he get paid? Writing for a daily? Naah!!
    Open up a restaurant? Too much investment of time and money and effort. Think MM, is happy with Zubuchon as it is at present. Naah!

    Thinking the time is ripe to launch the much awaited cookbook! The ground work has been laid and it’s about time the book should come out. So it must be A.
    A. A. A. A. A.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:34 pm

  199. ed b. says:

    Marketman is currently doing (C) and will soon be doing (B), wherein he will be promoting his upcoming restaurant. At the opening of the restaurant Marketman will also launch his cookbook, which was written while juggling (C) and (B). Of course after all that action, Marketman will take a much needed long vacation in some exotic location.

    So my vote goes to D! ^_^

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:34 pm

  200. Rona Y says:

    What? No “None of the Above”??

    Well, then I’ll have to say. . .

    A) Writing a cookbook!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:35 pm

  201. cindy says:

    you mentioned quite a number of times about that cookbook, so my guess is A. I’ve been reading your blog for quite sometime now and this is my first ever comment

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:35 pm

  202. Zoilo C. Hernandez says:

    Letter b.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:39 pm

  203. grace says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:42 pm

  204. monique ignacio says:

    I consulted with madame auring and it’s a B! Please Lord, may the prize be MM’s Zubuchon…..

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:43 pm

  205. cumin says:

    C. In Cebu.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:45 pm

  206. natie says:

    B!!!! you’ve mentioned all options in previous posts, but my guess is B!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:46 pm

  207. cindy says:

    you mentioned before about a cookbook, so i’m guessing A :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:46 pm

  208. Grace says:

    I’d say A! Maybe a compilation of all your blog posts into a book!! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:47 pm

  209. chreylle says:

    hey MM! i just wanna win ur contest this time, please make it letter “A” :(

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:55 pm

  210. obot says:

    ‘playing a part in a television show’
    I knew it, you’ll be one of the judges for the show hehe

    Mar 29, 2011 | 7:58 pm

  211. Arlan says:

    I thinks its gonna be a B:) 200 comments and counting!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:03 pm

  212. chris y. says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:05 pm

  213. ed says:

    “B” for The Junior Philippine Master Chef as a Judge and “D” because the kids summer vacation already started.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:06 pm

  214. Henjie says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:11 pm

  215. kAi says:

    my best guess is B!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:12 pm

  216. Mila says:

    I’m hoping it’s A, the cookbook, although the lechon restaurant wouldn’t be a bad idea either. It just better not be D (too much like Michael Jordan, MM).
    So A, cookbook!!!

    (or the mother of all eyeballs? it has been ages since the last one!)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:13 pm

  217. Aji says:

    I vote for A!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:14 pm

  218. stella says:

    I am guessing it is going to be A, a cookbook, because your blog is soooo interesting, it might as well be a basis for a cookbook, which you will write in C, on a vacay somewhere exotic, like Africa or the Seychelles….

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:15 pm

  219. Lydia P says:

    I hope it’s ‘D’. Would love to read your take on South American or African cuisine.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:19 pm

  220. ChrisF says:

    Let it be A please!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:21 pm

  221. pietra says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:22 pm

  222. Tess Mercado says:

    Letter A, cookbook from Mr. MM, papamana ko sa only daughter ko!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:23 pm

  223. gensanite says:

    i guess it’s a toss between “B” and “C”… although, my guts tell me that it’s gonna be “C”… i hope i’m right… hehehe…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:27 pm

  224. cris says:

    I hope it is C.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:29 pm

  225. Au says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:31 pm

  226. Mench says:


    It’s B :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:33 pm

  227. rosedmd says:

    D, is my answer.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:36 pm

  228. daphne says:

    I hope it’s C…So that we would already taste Cebu Lechon even w/out going to Cebu!!!yahoo…Zubuchon will be available in Manila.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:38 pm

  229. EbbaBlue says:

    A. A. A. A. A. A.

    I hope its A, but then I hope its opening up the lechon resto even though I am here in Texas and won’t come to Pinas till next year.. and only in Manila… so I have to order the zubuchon to be picked-up at the airport.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:42 pm

  230. jdc8888 says:

    my guess is “A”

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:44 pm

  231. melanie says:

    I say A…because for someone as generous as you in sharing your know-how and all the wonderful posts you have shared with us, a book is the best way to ‘concretize’ all that love for your readers/fans! And may it be just the FIRST of several books you can surely come up with! GO GO GO, MM!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:44 pm

  232. Ramon says:

    I vote for A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:46 pm

  233. laughing hyenna says:

    It’s B. You will be a part of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Junior Master Chef, will you be a Judge? Or the Host?

    Mar 29, 2011 | 8:49 pm

  234. Jon Ilog says:


    MM has dabbled in the ABC’s but has yet to do the D in recent lurker memory.

    I’d actually be relieved if he’ll skip D and do ABC :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:01 pm

  235. KUMAGCOW says:

    Definitely A. =)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:11 pm

  236. Ramon Chan says:

    Base on your profile, I would say its “D”.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:11 pm

  237. Pretty Me says:

    i’m hoping for neither A,B,C or better, do those three options at the same time. But basing from previous blogs and guessing MM’s character, he’s highly thinking of D :( but again, it will all depends on our comments…..

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:11 pm

  238. Nina says:

    My first instinct tells me it’s A. Could that be the reason why you had that online survey before about our favorite Filipino dishes? ;-)

    *Btw, I’m from the Philippines. I don’t know why it’s showing up as ‘Sri Lanka’ in the comment section. I’ve tried editing but it doesn’t change anything.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:11 pm

  239. atbnorge says:

    Please let it be—

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:12 pm

  240. millet says:

    I’d like to think it’s all of the above, but I may have to settle for A, since with the current inventory of posts and pictures here alone, one can consider the cookbook already halfway done!

    Woohoo, does this mean that I know already what I’m going to give some folks for Christmas? When do we place orders, MM?

    (close to the halfway mark to 500 comments!)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:12 pm

  241. melissa says:

    B, i hope the prize is lechon ;-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:12 pm

  242. Ruth B says:

    MM, can’t resist your teaser though have not been that lucky in any kind of contest and/or raffle. By process of elimination, it would have to be B, i.e., you will be Involved in some media related activity. Maybe as judge in that young chefs contest on TV you recently blogged about? Besides MM, the recent weight loss would be put to good use as this would allow you to project even better on a harsh medium such as TV! While am also inclined to choose D as you may be planning to go off again to some exotic place, the Kid would still be in school and surely, you would want to have Mrs MM and her with you in your travels. A lechon place is not that likely as it would take too much time away from your many interests. Writing a cookbook takes more than 3 months to accomplish what with selecting the recipes, testing them and finalizing the 1001 things that go into getting one to printing and distribution.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:13 pm

  243. Jade186 says:

    D. But not D end of ABC.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:19 pm

  244. Ramed says:

    A =) Can’t wait for the cookbook MM.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:20 pm

  245. satomi says:

    All of the above!!! hehe

    A or B… A because I want to see your cookbook or your food blog in print!!
    Most probably it’s B (perhaps the Inquirer?) heehee B for me

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:25 pm

  246. Neal says:

    I’d go for A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:25 pm

  247. maricel yum! says:

    B it is! B is it! BBBBBB!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:30 pm

  248. rex says:

    My bet would be “B” since most television shows last only that long. hehe Traveling for three months in South America would be like trekking the amazon jungle and going to Africa for three months would be like crossing the Sahara desert by walking =) I don’t know why it would take three months more in printing/publishing a cookbook if you already started it. I also don’t know how many months does it take to start a business, all I know is that the sooner one start the earlier the money comes in. So I bet for “B”.
    “Before the cat is completely out of the bag” = before TV advertisements starts coming out. haha


    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:36 pm

  249. jr says:


    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:37 pm

  250. Butch says:

    A! I love your recipes!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:40 pm

  251. Footloose says:

    Umm none of the above is impossible nor improbable and are all likely to happen in time. Apart from reasons of mortality, what could be another just as compelling reason for the renewed effort to go back to a Bondish 167 pounds in a hurry, an impending Mass media exposure perhaps, a book launching of some sort, a publicity blitz for a pig-themed eatery, or maybe just a cleaning of the slate for a cook’s tour of the Rio de la Plata region, San Carlos de Bariloche and the Mendocino vineyards? I’m stumped.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:55 pm

  252. L Jerome says:

    I wish you would do A, but I think you will do D. Have fun.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:57 pm

  253. Hilda says:

    I guess its letter A! I hope too :-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 9:58 pm

  254. peachmist says:

    It’s B. I hope it’s B. I expect it’s B! Let it be B please. ;-) Can’t wait for Junior Master Chef The Philippine Edition!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:06 pm

  255. Guits says:

    I am hoping A, but given your attention to detail, I would think that it would take more than 3 months to cook a cookbook.
    D? 3 months on a break … naaaah!
    C? Maybe, but not yet.
    Final answer, B! Probably more involvement in Junior Master Chef :D.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:11 pm

  256. nicole says:

    i think it’s A and B…excited!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:12 pm

  257. Liza says:

    my choice is ‘A’

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:13 pm

  258. tonceq says:

    B for me!

    My choices were between B and C (though I wish A were possible..) because you’ve posted about them just recently but if I were given a choice i’d really want to say all of the above! By experience I (somewhat) know that you can be up to almost ANYTHING added with your very silly sense of humor and the choice D can never be far off… you might even be trying to make a new variation of Zubuchon with “baboy ramo” as the pig (though it might be too lean), sharing pistachio nuts with some important diplomat or walking around some foreign market somewhere! Whatever it is, you know that I’m behind you all the way! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:13 pm

  259. maru says:


    my guess is “B” :)

    (but why is that it appeared im from China?)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:14 pm

  260. Yelle says:

    “C” Hehe.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:15 pm

  261. Enteng says:

    I’ll bet it’s B!

    But whatever it it, All the best to you MM!


    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:23 pm

  262. Maria Isabel Rodrigo says:

    Baka ‘B’ ang sagot.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:31 pm

  263. G@|\|E$# says:

    Choice ‘C’ :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:36 pm

  264. Vicky says:

    My guess is letter B.

    B. Marketman is going to do some stints in related media like perhaps writing a column for a local paper, playing a part in a television show, or something along those lines.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:38 pm

  265. katrina says:

    “B” the judge! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:43 pm

  266. britelite says:

    Not D as the Teen is still in school-A should be it as this is my wish!:)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:44 pm

  267. Jimrex says:

    Duh. A of course. :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:49 pm

  268. Ate Lisa says:

    Marketman’s going to have a syndicated TV show! Yayyy!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:50 pm

  269. Gors says:

    Let it be C please!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:50 pm

  270. evAv says:

    ill go for letter D.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:50 pm

  271. Cathy says:

    I say B! Maybe hosting the Pinoy Edition of Junior Chef? :-P

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:55 pm

  272. Angie says:

    I’d love to see “A” coming out soon, but my guess for now is “D”! Have a good one, enjoy!!!!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:57 pm

  273. Ingrid says:

    i hope its not D ’cause I’ll have withdrawal symptoms again.
    if its C, i hope the lechon restaurant will be in Manila then i’ll get to taste Zubuchon :)
    if its A, i think 3 months is a short time to compile, test and taste over hundreds of recipes.

    My Answer is B!!!! column or TV surely your fans will follow you. :) more power MM!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:57 pm

  274. cindy says:

    My vote goes to A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 10:59 pm

  275. DJ says:

    ALL of the ABOVE!

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:10 pm

  276. pia l. says:

    Of course it’s B! :D

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:10 pm

  277. Thel from Florida says:

    Letter A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:10 pm

  278. natie says:

    Whoooaa!!! look at the deluge of posts!!!!!! It’s B for me…

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:14 pm

  279. Tracy says:

    i hope its A

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:15 pm

  280. cece says:

    hoping it’s C, but… i think it’s B :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:17 pm

  281. marcialbonifacio says:

    B., Best guess!=D..

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:18 pm

  282. SD says:

    B (Junior Master Chef Philippines!)

    *A should be in the works*

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:18 pm

  283. Loi says:

    My answer is C. Galing mo talaga MM kasi ang tagal mo na ini-encourage mga reader mo na mag participate sa mga survey mo pero napansin ko na bihira sumasali, at least now me premyo madami nag comment/participate, pati ako lol. Tnx for all ur info.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:21 pm

  284. Melit Villanueva says:

    I love your blog! My first time to post a comment…. my answer is A….

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:22 pm

  285. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    Since someone said “E” is for All-The-Above,

    I vote “F” for “advance Fpril fools day!!”


    Please guys and gals, come out of the woodwork and vote to 500. I am one of those (or I believe i am) that MM meant to be painfully quiet. And I’ve been biting all my fingers off trying to keep my mouth shut….see how painful it can get for us in the know..;-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:23 pm

  286. Grace says:

    C I hope. :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:24 pm

  287. lotuseater says:

    I would like to think that it is all of the above (and please make it all of the above except from the long break from blogging)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:29 pm

  288. Ben says:

    I’m going for A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If ever I win, I hope a signed copy is included. :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:35 pm

  289. aggie says:

    I’m hoping its A but i have a big hunch its B, so my final guess is B! :) cant wait to watch that show! :)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:36 pm

  290. lotuseater says:

    MM, I don’t know why my comment says China when I’m just here in Bulacan.

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:38 pm

  291. APM says:

    It’s B

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:41 pm

  292. Susan Cervantes says:

    Please make it A before you move to B, C & D. What a best-seller would that be! And please do a book tour when you launch it complete with cooking and taste test on the side. Am sure sponsors would run after you. Another suggestion: gift public schools with a copy of your book so they could use it as reference for cooking lessons. Please make this wish happen:-)

    Mar 29, 2011 | 11:54 pm

  293. farida says:

    MM, good a.m. to you. Seemed like you are on a roll. Can hardly keep up with you and I do check in almost everyday. Anyway, gotta go back to your post so I can vote. No, I did not read the others’ answers, honest!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:07 am

  294. josephine says:

    I’d like it to be A but since it’s for a specific period of 3 months my guess is B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:09 am

  295. farida says:

    I chose D. Because you have been at this again for several months and you need a vacation real bad and it is almost summer vacation for the Teen. As I said previously, you are on a roll. Now off to read the other comments.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:11 am

  296. jdawgg says:

    my guess would be “C”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:11 am

  297. dhay says:

    A.-bec i remember reading an older post, that you were entertaining the idea of writing a cookbook. so hopefully that will push through :)
    B. not too long ago, you mentioned that you served as one of the judges for an upcoming cooking show, so maybe you extended their invitation and agreed on becoming a “resident judge” of some sort, and we’ll get to see MM on TV!
    C.and lastly, with the growing popularity and not to mention the unending requests from your die-hard fans of your zubuchon although you stated that right now it’s all being handled by your cebu crews, MM finally gave in and decided to open up his own lechon resto, yay!! *clap*

    now, having said all that, i can only imagine how busy you and your family are going to be for the next little while, so maybe your dream vacation has to take a back seat for now :(

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:13 am

  298. Steve says:

    I hope it is ‘A’ – can I fly in to do the photography? :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:20 am

  299. JE says:

    Hey Marketman, I’m tossing my hat in the ring and saying the correct answer is letter C.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:23 am

  300. Lara says:

    B!!!! :D

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:27 am

  301. tin says:

    C, para makatikim nman ng Zubuchon dito sa manila

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:29 am

  302. Vanessa says:

    Hoping for ‘B’!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:35 am

  303. junb says:

    A, B , C !!!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:36 am

  304. sheila carpio says:

    B :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:37 am

  305. kim says:

    my guess is B … jr chef thing ??? i so hope to see you there !!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:38 am

  306. Sam says:

    I think it’s B. I would like to see you on TV. Or in my case, over the internet via YouTube maybe, since I don’t have TFC!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:41 am

  307. Bijin says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:42 am

  308. netoy says:

    My answer will be: A

    Based on current postings and with his appetite and his imagination so overly stimulated by his diet (di ba kung ano ang bawal, iyon ang masarap? LOL), MM had the time to experiment and refine so many dishes.. All of these trials and successes (and with the MM stamp-of-approval) will be included in this cookbook. We all know that MM has contemplated on writing one with his own twist and I think the time is now ripe… Whatever is the answer, a mightly GOOD LUCK to you…..

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:49 am

  309. Jack Congson says:

    Writing a cookbook is too passe. A restaurant is too labor intensive and not for creative people who love to travel. Going on a long vacation in South America away from the Blog is like asking a long time smoker to quit cold turkey.

    My guess is that MM will be in a television show like Anthony Bourdain, his idol. I think he has been smitten by Bourdain’s exciting persona ever since he cooked that lechon for the media king when he came to the Philippines.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:49 am

  310. Ryan says:

    I want it to be A. but I really think it’s C. :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:49 am

  311. Guia says:

    A ;-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:53 am

  312. michelle h. says:

    B! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:00 am

  313. Jaime says:

    I would like it to be A (and I will be one of the very first ones to buy a copy) but
    it probably is B.

    Sure na sure na! B it is !!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:04 am

  314. scott says:

    My guess is B, but I really hope it will be A..count me in as a buyer of the book!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:07 am

  315. Di says:

    I guess it’s B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:13 am

  316. elaine s says:

    Want an A so I can easily browse thru recipes :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:13 am

  317. kye says:

    my guess is B?!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:20 am

  318. zoi says:

    B!!!! i guess you will be one of the judges in a tv cooking show.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:22 am

  319. Kate says:

    It’s B :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:37 am

  320. Pinaycook says:

    i’d go with B :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:55 am

  321. fried-neurons says:

    A or C

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:56 am

  322. anna rayos says:

    I’ll go with B :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:58 am

  323. manric says:

    I restaurant…to be precise..in Cebu. That’s it. Good luck!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:02 am

  324. juli says:

    I’m guessing it’s B.
    That would be awesome!

    I better sign up for TFC.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:06 am

  325. Gilbert says:

    Its B for me. from your previous post…..

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:19 am

  326. mike caling says:


    The cookbook will be great to be shared with friends and families who are to old or lazy to follow this wonderful blog.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:31 am

  327. trax says:

    A as you have said before is quite far from being a reality. C seems to be more into reality but not in the next three months. B – what’s junior master chef? you must be judging for a cooking show. but it may be too much media exposure for you. it must be D since the teens are on vacation. what ever it may be it seems worth to wait for. Good luck on it, MM.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:34 am

  328. faith says:

    It’s C. Zubuchon Restaurant!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:34 am

  329. pinkmac says:

    I think it is B. I would love it to be so we can taste your lechon when we go home next year. But if it is D….I know a nice place you can stay for free.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:47 am

  330. MartinL says:

    A B and C!!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:51 am

  331. Debbie says:

    My guess is A, just make sure we can get a copy here in Canada!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:54 am

  332. sunflowii says:

    A! because it’s not B (you hide your face in magazine spreads, so a TV show is a stretch) and it’s not C (because opening a restaurant is too much effort for so little margin) and it’s not D because it’s A. haha A because we saw it coming. =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:10 am

  333. Piperpee says:

    That better be C! ZU-BU-CHON! ZU-BU-CHON! ZU-BU-CHON!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:13 am

  334. Malou says:

    My guess is letter A.

    Letter B sounds iffy since you take great pains to avoid having your face plastered on this site or elsewhere. So media participation is out.

    Letter C where you open and run a restaurant hardly sounds like a task you’ll complete and wrap up in three months. So I think no dine-in Zubuchon just yet.

    Letter D where you travel a continent for three months without blogging seems unlikely too. Not to mention costly, hehehe.

    Now what to do with that US$100….

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:18 am

  335. Scramoodles says:

    A big bet on letter B! Considering how meticulous you are in both cooking and research, a book would entail mire than 3 months to make, with what, all the testing and revisions you have to make. And that doesn’t even include the writing part yet. And as for a vacation, I’d think that would be a tremendous setback in your diet! :) ha ha ha! If any foodie would want a vacation, i think one would ideally start a long and wonderful journey in europe, throughout france, spain, germany, portugal, and so on. I dont think even 3months is enough to cover it ;)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:19 am

  336. Lannie says:

    MM naman, they are ALL possible eh! Still, my guess is “A”.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:19 am

  337. Isagani says:

    Letter C.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:21 am

  338. Luzbella says:

    Hi, MM! I wish it’s the B choice; you did well on your stint with Ms. Soho.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:43 am

  339. Pamela says:

    A… I really hope it is A… :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:46 am

  340. bearhug0127 says:

    I was browsing through all the comments and looking for comments from Betty Q, Sister and Atisan C. to get a clue since I believe they are they guys “in the know”. Artisan C already commented but no clue from him. But since Artisan C is involved, might it be a good guess if MM has decided to open up his Zubuchon, Etc. with collaboration from Artisan C. Just asking.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:48 am

  341. Paolo G. says:

    My guess is A. Sounds possible…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:01 am

  342. meol says:

    I think they’re all bril, but I’m selfishly hoping it to be A. No doubt with MM at the helm, it’ll be no less than perfect. A cookbook chockfull of the best pinoy recipes geekishly tested by MM will surely change the way we cook, or at least save us from committing newbie mistakes and hours of fruitless labor in the kitchen :(

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:05 am

  343. fionixe says:

    All answers are really possible and we hope everything gets accomplished :D But my bet goes to letter B. :D

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:10 am

  344. jenny po says:

    it is B. you could be like Simon Cowell in american idol.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:22 am

  345. conci says:

    My answer is “D”.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:23 am

  346. Bernadette says:

    C.— please let it be C!!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:30 am

  347. eda says:

    I was hoping it is C! Bring Zubuchon here in Metro Manila!!! waaaah! Brings me back to the day when I had this trip to Cebu and I am not able to find the Lechon Sisig from Zubu lechon my Supervisor was asking me for pasalubong. It gives me the frustration to not being able to try it too. :D

    But my guess is on B. I remembered that blog post about Junior MasterChef.

    (I had to edit…my location says I am in Japan when I am not. LOL. It just freaked me out. )

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:11 am

  348. marilen says:

    A – because we are all interested in a cookbook-cum travel-pictorial essay type.

    D – please go on long vacation but no dropping the blog. Please!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:19 am

  349. Paul Dough says:

    I would guess B. Whatever it is, good luck.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:39 am

  350. donnpau says:

    i guess its B!!!i think it a cooking show..love it..

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:41 am

  351. joy says:

    B – for Junior Masterchef !!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:56 am

  352. mary grace says:

    my guess is b.
    One season of a tv show as a judge?

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:00 am

  353. rac says:

    all of the above, hands down!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:08 am

  354. RoBStaR says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:20 am

  355. Pinksalmonlady says:

    I would say its A – A long awaited cookbook for all your fans!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:27 am

  356. MrsKookie says:

    If all happened, it would be great but I’ll guess B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:30 am

  357. crabbychef says:

    My guess is definitely not B. Is it A? I’d love to get a copy of that cookbook and send it to my sister in San Francisco. :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:32 am

  358. linda says:

    It’s A for me! Imagine selling 1000 copies @$15.00 a pop???

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:51 am

  359. bong fadrilan says:

    I hope it’s C. =))

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:55 am

  360. leira says:

    i hope it’s Letter c

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:02 am

  361. Meg says:

    “A” it is, this is your dream more than all the other nice things you wanted to do.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:02 am

  362. Nayannika says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:04 am

  363. Lois says:

    B! and i’ll bet it’s connected to that junior masterchef show before!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:08 am

  364. Kelly says:

    As much as I would love to have a MM cookbook, I believe “B” is the more plausible answer.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:20 am

  365. cusinera says:

    A & B =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:28 am

  366. andrea says:

    A, B and C would be great!!! … but i am giving A a rate of 8, as i can always browse your old recipes…B – a rate of 9, as am not sure if i can follow the show’s schedule and besides, i can always visit your site…C – a rate of 10, as it can be a venue for marketmanila fans’ kitakits while enjoying zubuchon!!

    C for me!!! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:34 am

  367. gaye says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:38 am

  368. psychomom says:

    can we do “k type multiple choice?” E for choices a and c, F for b and d. seriously, i am hoping for A so i can buy the cookbook or even C so i can taste Zubuchon when i get home in June. but i vote for D.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:44 am

  369. loney kitchen says:

    I would say it’s C.
    Finally got to buy some lechon at your BTC outlet. Nice and friendly staff and good lechon! Hopped over to the next stall to get some organic tea to wash it down ;-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:45 am

  370. Ann says:

    Choice A would be wonderful and it would be a good addition to the cookbook scene, but I’m going to have to go with choice B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:45 am

  371. Gia Mayol says:

    is it B?

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:56 am

  372. Meg says:

    my guess is B – welcome to showbiz MM :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:03 am

  373. Jan says:

    My guess is all of the above.
    You have previously mentioned that (A) writing a cookbook is one of your aspiration. (B) You have recently participated in the local junior master chef. (C) You have been testing several pork/lechon-related recipes recently. (D) It’s that time of the year for a vacation!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:14 am

  374. magy says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:14 am

  375. melvin says:

    I go for B. Its about time.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:16 am

  376. joy from la says:

    D – and don’t forget to bring your laptop so you can share your trip with us!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:19 am

  377. precious says:

    i answer letter a

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:20 am

  378. ragamuffin girl says:

    I’m tempted to say B because of your Masterchef Phils post, but the selfish wanderlust floating in me insists on saying D, because Africa/South America is a dream destination, and if you are going there for an extended period, you will post about it, and I get to travel vicariously through your post! Oh, and I think it will take more than 3 months for you to write your cookbook, simply because you’re detailed and a perfectionist and will want it to come out awesome!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:23 am

  379. Jazz says:

    my guess is B , as judge or host for a cooking competition on TV.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:34 am

  380. Rhyl says:

    my guess sir is B

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:39 am

  381. Log Flores says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:43 am

  382. resagirl says:

    I vote for A. its like putting marketmanila.com in a book where in we can carry anywhere and share to others. The ultimate manual for cooking. :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:56 am

  383. crazyforaddie says:

    been a lurker for a year, but i soooo want to comment this time!!
    i’m guessing B.. :)
    hope to see you on Junior Masterchef, MM!! :D

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:58 am

  384. Jeff says:

    I hope it’s “C”! yahoo! Zubuchon in Manila!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:01 am

  385. kikas_head says:

    I have absolutely no idea! I would think to finalize a cookbook, it would take more than three months. You are not a fan of how local media treats its writers, so it cannot be B. A restaurant would take more than three months–it would be a permanent lifestyle change. A vacation would not require its own post–you usually surprise us once you are there/returned.

    I am going to have to go with A.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:10 am

  386. Peach says:

    I think you will do A to C but still manage to take that long trip somewhere in between…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:11 am

  387. pepe says:

    I guess it’s B. There are some local cooking competition shows coming up & I think you will be a part of it.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:12 am

  388. jem says:

    hmmm… my initial guess is all of the above… =) but since it says there likely to be most true… my answer would be B =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:12 am

  389. krizteene says:

    ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! Except for the long break from blogging :) But I guess it’ll be B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:14 am

  390. Becky says:

    A!!! :) because MM has a fairly new nice desk and the others seem unlikely considering MM’s previous posts.

    oh i hope it’s A, (crosses fingers, wishes on a falling star)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:22 am

  391. Nel says:

    it might be a combination of D to work on A, B and C! But… if I have to pick just one, I’ll go for B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:34 am

  392. Leah says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:38 am

  393. Marilou See says:

    My guess would be “B”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:49 am

  394. kaye says:

    It’s B!! hoping to be part of the winning group!!! am pretty sure this is it.. I feel a cooking show is being planned(?) either with you as the chef or you at the planning committee.. *wink*

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:51 am

  395. maia says:

    hello MM. i really really want it to be A. but then, you also have all the right to be in B. for now, i bet it will be a B.:)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:51 am

  396. Mari says:

    My first thought would be an A but knowing that school is off in the Philippines…you’re going for a vacation with Mrs MM and the Teen… so I vote D…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:58 am

  397. anna,ilocos says:

    A – hope you will include your amazing diet

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:00 am

  398. Anne :-) says:

    I do hope it’s a C! :-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:00 am

  399. marian says:

    i think C…..i hope you will open a resto here in manila that caters “zubuchon”in many forms…sisig zubuchon,kare-kare zubuchon and dinuguan zubuchon yum yummmmmmmmmm ;-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:02 am

  400. Gracy says:

    Its B for me

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:05 am

  401. MIsao says:

    A… A… A… Please, I hope it’s A. I rarely buy cookbooks, but I’d definitely buy one (or two) if you’d do one.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:17 am

  402. net says:

    It’s B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:22 am

  403. Art says:

    (A). Most likely the right answer because of the rich and informative recipes presented on this online cookbook of MM. It’s a very nice idea to translate them into hard copies in order to have a quick reference when someone would just like to cook their traditional Sunday food or if they feel like cooking for a special celebration. This is a simple keepsake which everyone would really enjoy and it will be a hit. This is also your way to showcase your love for photograhy and i would love to see those glossy pictures of your masterpiece in a hard bound cover. Therefore, this would be my choice.

    B. You’ve done this already like with the upcoming Junior Chef(or Masterchef) in Channel 2 or with KMJS documentary. I don’t think MM would do this in since he is very generous to share his ideas with media without asking or refuse for any compensation or equivalent to that. And I think, maybe MM would not like to deal with so many pressure once he’s super famous. I don’t know, it’s just my opinion anyway.

    C. For C , it’s also possible considering the list of pork recipes here but I think he has started doing this… correct me if i’m wrong..

    D. I hope this is sham in case this is the right answer. But you deserve a break MM . :D

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:28 am

  404. Gigi says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:30 am

  405. tipat says:

    you’re writing a cookbook!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:37 am

  406. charlie says:

    I know it is “C”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:49 am

  407. aprilful says:

    My guess is A.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:52 am

  408. Jaja says:

    It’s A! Your culinary magic should be immortalized in a book! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:54 am

  409. AEP says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:58 am

  410. Anthony says:

    I would go for A. I would like to have a copy of your cookbook if you publish it. =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:59 am

  411. Macky says:

    Definitely B. Why? Well, simply really.

    First why not A? A cookbook isn’t something you write over the next three months. And my gut tells me that this is on Marketman’s bucket list and will definitely be out someday but not soon.

    Why not C? If Marketman wanted to venture into restaurant business, I think that would have been a long time ago. And again, this isnt something you do in three months.

    Why not D? Well, I dont think marketman is the type of person who would post something just to get attention. His trips have always been documented and rarely a secret.

    So I’m calling B. Why? Just several weeks ago he posted about Junior Masterchef PH version. I think that’s his next gig “over the next 3 months”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:00 am

  412. faye says:

    i have to say A!! cos i think every Filipino needs to have 1! especially the ones overseas like me… please let it be A marketman :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:05 am

  413. czr says:

    my intuition says it’s letter B =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:18 am

  414. manric says:

    A restaurant in Escario St, Cebu city…to be precised. Good Luck!

    Please don’t edit my comment. I was 322, but the Escario Street was deleted.

    More Power

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:32 am

  415. Wenko says:

    wow MM…you got a book deal eh? congrats! whatever it may be…;)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:34 am

  416. Lhai says:

    My wild guess would be B.. Good luck!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:37 am

  417. good day says:

    It’s B! With your new sexy look, you’re destined to be a star! ; )

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:38 am

  418. Drake says:

    I think it’s “B”… But my wish is A and B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:43 am

  419. sheilah says:

    My guess is B! thou it’s a treat for us if you open a lechon restaurant in metro manila if you may ;). i will definitely support your book because I know it’s not for profit.
    thanks a bunch.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:50 am

  420. trgarde says:

    It’s definitely B! Sir, Good Luck on your new endeavor.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:50 am

  421. Patricia says:

    A…..i really hope it’s A:)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:52 am

  422. janet says:

    my answer is B

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:53 am

  423. jl says:

    i think it’s A…. thou my mom guess is B.
    we love reading your blog.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:54 am

  424. ECJ says:

    I wish it’s C…
    But my guess is B!

    Whichever it is, I wish you the BEST MM!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:01 pm

  425. lea says:

    I think you will go on a vacation! Its D :D But if this is true…you can still blog while on vacation just like what you did with the Italy and Morocco vacation.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:03 pm

  426. aisa says:

    Hello MM!

    I’ll go for C!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:04 pm

  427. Mylene Espina says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I’m already No. 422 this early in the day. My guess is A. By the way, my husband and I are attending a wedding in Cebu this May – finally, we will be able to try your Zubuchon Lechon yahoo…..

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:07 pm

  428. Nancy says:

    For me its “A”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:09 pm

  429. jigs says:

    A but I won’t be too disappointed either if it was C! Whatever you’re up to, best of luck!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:09 pm

  430. julie sajorda says:

    i’ll go for B, and all the best to you, sir!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:11 pm

  431. erleen says:

    I think its A. (I have my fingers crossed.)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:13 pm

  432. jannah says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:16 pm

  433. Ge says:

    I think it’s “A”, because of the cooking experiments and the trips looking for ingredients. And I have read before that you intend to write a cookbook. Good luck! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:18 pm

  434. Richard says:

    “A” for me…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:19 pm

  435. carlo says:

    B :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:24 pm

  436. kitchen says:

    all of the above!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:25 pm

  437. cris says:

    i think it’ll be A. it seems to the most “you” thing to do. or maybe i’m wrong. but any of these options would be a good idea.

    unrelated to this: last week was a marketman week for me. i *think* i saw you walking in s&r and got starstruck! and i finally tried zubuchon. :) which also makes me hope that C is the answer. but yeah. my bet is still A.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:34 pm

  438. gerald says:

    I think its B! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:35 pm

  439. daddy O says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:35 pm

  440. Jenneth says:

    I’ll go for A, coz its about time! Been waiting for that cookbook :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:39 pm

  441. bluegirl says:

    Either B or C.. I’ll go with B! Wow, I’m #440. Only 60 comments left to go.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:41 pm

  442. chach says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:41 pm

  443. enn says:

    C..good ole fashioned or OTT lechon

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:41 pm

  444. PITS, MANILA says:

    GOING FOR “B” …..

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:48 pm

  445. belle says:

    Hay salamat umabot! Few slots na lang available. For me its definitely “A”. Now waiting for the winner to be announce.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:51 pm

  446. mvholem says:

    I think C or D … this is really tricky. :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:55 pm

  447. ying says:

    B, though I wish A & C were true also…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 12:57 pm

  448. leigh says:

    my guess is that it’s b though personally, i would have preferred it to be C and for the place to be located in manila haha!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:03 pm

  449. Elmo says:

    I think it’s B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:15 pm

  450. Joanne says:

    My guess.. A…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:15 pm

  451. era2go says:

    i hope its c.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:23 pm

  452. rhea says:

    am choosing B…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:24 pm

  453. Jecmac says:

    I would love it to be C but I think its a B. :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:29 pm

  454. Big Al says:

    i want to be different i’ll choose D

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:29 pm

  455. katrin says:

    it’s C :))

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:32 pm

  456. Renee says:

    I’m guessing C!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:34 pm

  457. ilyn says:

    i go for B…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:35 pm

  458. Belinda says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:43 pm

  459. Cecile says:

    I say it’s A. Binanggit na ng ilang beses ni MM dito sa kanyang Web site na nag-tatabi sya ng ilang tried and tested recipes na isasama nya sa isang cookbook. Malamang malapit na nya itong ilabas! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 1:46 pm

  460. ariel says:

    It’s got to be B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:08 pm

  461. dogbone says:

    To B or not to B!
    Although, sana nga Lechon restaurant in Manila!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:19 pm

  462. adam says:

    ‘A’ Though you might perhaps also be tempted to head up a new customer services training team for someone like – and of course this ahem is a purely random selection (!) – DOT, Cebu Pacific, one of the major Banks or a software company :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:19 pm

  463. giancarlo says:

    C please!!! but A would be great, and B would be hilarious!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:25 pm

  464. Armi says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:28 pm

  465. Piaya says:

    I’d say, B..break a leg MM!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:28 pm

  466. Blackwidow says:

    Letter B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:29 pm

  467. resty says:

    My guess is A. i think it’s about time that you publish a cookbook. This will surely immortalize those original recipes that has been featured here. =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 2:44 pm

  468. Super.me says:

    C! I can see my hubby drooling as he’s the 1st in line for manila’s zubuchon?!?

    Whatever you’re up to, best of luck to you, MM! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:04 pm

  469. marie says:

    My guess is letter C…zubochon lechon resto in Manila yeheey!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:37 pm

  470. Julien says:

    I’d go for B

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:45 pm

  471. greens_blossoms says:

    A!!!!!!!!!!!! You have generously shared your recipes and it’s a real treat to have it all compiled in a book..we will have you “close” by….don’t forget to personally sign my cook book!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:48 pm

  472. rocoi says:

    B! can’t wait for that column! :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 3:49 pm

  473. Peter says:

    I truly hope it’s going to be A – I would love to have that book!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:07 pm

  474. Hansel says:

    My guess would be B, knowing that you’ve been part of Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition. SO excited to watch that show.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:14 pm

  475. Rowi says:

    I would say A and D as these would be the ideal combination of doing something you passionately care for and at the same time visiting exotic places to even more nurture that passion and feed the senses in all aspects. I would do it given the opportunity.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:24 pm

  476. Bengski says:

    Am guessing B. Oh well, I still want to see you in TV! Pinoy Masterchef!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:39 pm

  477. Angela says:

    is it D?

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:44 pm

  478. kennonballer says:

    My arteries are pumping for a C!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:48 pm

  479. claire says:

    my answer is B?

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:48 pm

  480. shygirl says:

    Letter B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 4:49 pm

  481. ysa says:

    oh MM …. a, b, c, are ok. us MM fans will be the recipients of such activities. d? first part is ok coz a breather will be beneficial to you, and eventually, trickle down to us… but not the second part, right after the “and”…. it’s… it’s …. it will be pure torture to us!!!!!!!!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:04 pm

  482. Chipitita says:

    I’m guessing A but I would love it if it were C as well. :-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:14 pm

  483. Ley says:

    Lechon restaurant!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:16 pm

  484. Charisse says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:24 pm

  485. kakusina says:

    You’ve been a writing fool this past month, I can hardly keep up with you. Two posts a day? I should be so focused. So what else can you, should you do? Write a book of course. You already have most of the material I bet. Ask me what I’ll be doing for the next three months. Waiting for your book.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 5:25 pm

  486. Gretchen Wilwayco says:

    I would say D, as I think Marketman still prefers to keep his true identity secret. :p

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:06 pm

  487. udo says:

    how about doin #A while beeing at #D !

    basically i´d love to see #A coming alive i think you´re doin #D…

    Mar 30, 2011 | 6:33 pm

  488. pat says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:04 pm

  489. Mama Mia says:

    A, B and C :)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:08 pm

  490. elay says:

    A, marketman! would love to have a copy of that!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:22 pm

  491. Philosophy says:

    My pick is B.

    Whether it’s A, B or C….congratulations Market Man! I’ve seen you twice from a distance but always shy to approach :P

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:32 pm

  492. jengkie says:

    I think it’s “B”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:36 pm

  493. caroline says:

    B. First thing that popped in my mind was Junior Masterchef.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:44 pm

  494. Ellen says:

    I sure hope it’s A! It’s going to make my day!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 7:59 pm

  495. christie says:

    i’d like it to be C, but I’d be happy if it’s A! woot!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:09 pm

  496. jenny says:

    Answer is “A”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:21 pm

  497. Chrissy says:

    A! A! A!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:21 pm

  498. Janette says:

    My guess is letter A

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:23 pm

  499. anna says:

    i would go for A!!! =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:26 pm

  500. lora says:

    I’m going for A!!! (im from cebu, philippines)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:31 pm

  501. ed says:

    Going for A!!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:32 pm

  502. eustressor says:

    A and its ’bout time! =)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:41 pm

  503. bubay says:

    My guess is B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:52 pm

  504. ltp says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:59 pm

  505. young says:

    my guess is A

    Mar 30, 2011 | 8:59 pm

  506. odie says:


    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:10 pm

  507. Maita says:

    I think it’s C.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:16 pm

  508. Irene says:


    I wouldn’t mind the other options though :-)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:16 pm

  509. Nonoy says:

    A, definitely!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:22 pm

  510. Tracy says:

    I would say C.

    Although I wouldn’t be disappointed if it were actually A. :D

    I can’t imagine you writing a column or appearing on TV. Sorry, but considering that you pressed *the* WSJ to not name you, having a byline or appearing regularly on TV is kind of difficult to imagine.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 9:42 pm

  511. gob says:

    my ans is “b”

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:02 pm

  512. Eric J. says:

    I will go for A,B and C!!!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:15 pm

  513. kit says:

    A – Cookbook!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:21 pm

  514. ac says:

    My guess is C!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:21 pm

  515. maykg says:

    D. :(

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:37 pm

  516. lee says:

    It’s A!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 10:46 pm

  517. CarmL says:

    I think its A

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:00 pm

  518. FestiveRebel says:

    After reading most of the comments, a lot of which guessed based on what they wish MM should do while others burned more braincells by using strict logic and deductions and others like myself just trying to get a clue from previous commenters, in other words cheating, I came to a conclusion that using a divining aid is the only answer…. no not a coin toss but the folded four-corner paper that you open and closewith a chant…and it came out to be…. B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:00 pm

  519. cheeseheadeatsushi says:

    Me thinks B. I wish it is A. Dread it is D. Delighted it could be C.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:12 pm

  520. corrine says:

    letter B

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:24 pm

  521. Eden Claire says:

    B, MM!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:39 pm

  522. peterb says:

    Wish it were C but i think it’s B!

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:44 pm

  523. faye says:

    It’s B.

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:46 pm

  524. bumbleBee says:

    MM, I vote B! Hmm, I think you hinted something about this a couple of posts back. ;)

    Mar 30, 2011 | 11:49 pm

  525. emeysee says:

    I say all of the above. :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:26 am

  526. eric says:

    i’m going with A!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:54 am

  527. Lava Bien says:

    E. All of the above heheheh.

    Hmmmm I’d say D as you’ve never been to both South Africa or South America (at least I dont think so or I’ve missed reading through you blog).

    If D, you’ll have to try (you’ve no choice) the best steak in the world from South of South America, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay even Brazil… Brazil heheheh Imma be there either 2014 for the World Cup or 2016 for the Olympics.. ojala!

    And I hope it ain’t B, you’ve lost your mind, showbiz? really?

    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:10 am

  528. MargieRM says:

    Okay, you’ve got me out of lurker mode and I will say B!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:30 am

  529. Anna says:

    I say B!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:09 am

  530. Lissa says:

    I think it’s C!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:19 am

  531. angelbride says:

    I will go for letter C. hehehe! I hope to visit the restaurant in the future.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:12 am

  532. Gini says:

    My guess would be B- being a judge on that junior chef show, although I am hoping for A- a cookbook and D- extended travels to faraway, exotic places so I can be the virtual tourist. Wow- 500+comments and still going :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:40 am

  533. Botchok says:

    I’d go with letter “B”.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 5:07 am

  534. Karen says:

    I sure hope its “A”. I need guidance with my cooking and your recipe book will definitely wow my always hungry family.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 6:04 am

  535. Tony Bu says:

    My first guess, and I think the most logical, is to write a book. But the travel is likely to South America which shares with the Philippines Spanish influences. Marketman a businessman opening a restaurant? Option B is not just a three-month undertaking.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 6:39 am

  536. ariel says:

    C a nice lechon restaurant

    Mar 31, 2011 | 6:55 am

  537. mayums says:

    I say it’s D. :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 7:05 am

  538. Gli says:

    I’d love to see C but i think it’s A :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 8:10 am

  539. Barry says:

    My guess is A.
    Fear of publishing conquered. Hooray!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 8:27 am

  540. Teresa says:

    I say A! I can’t wait to get a hold on that book. MM how can I have a signed copy? I live in NJ so I won’t be able to attend books signings in Manila :-) I’m so excited for you! Keep us posted!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 9:01 am

  541. teddy says:

    my guess is C and i really hope that you’d consider doing that. and even if i don’t get it right, i certainly hope you’d still consider putting up one in Manila! please?

    Mar 31, 2011 | 9:12 am

  542. Luxmy says:

    my guess is B!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 10:01 am

  543. ami says:

    B – You’re gonna be on Pinoy Big Brother!

    Kidding! You’ll be on Pinoy Junior Master Chef.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 10:34 am

  544. Nicole says:

    I’m torn between A and C. Hmmmmm……

    C would be nice, not a huge lechon fan however, a taste of good lechon would be great.

    A would be spectacular! I would love a copy of the the food I read in this blog! Just thinking about it makes me all giddy and excited!

    So A is my final answer :D

    Mar 31, 2011 | 10:42 am

  545. mbv says:

    A for :)
    the long over due cookbook! yipppeeeee

    Mar 31, 2011 | 10:44 am

  546. G C says:

    my vote is A !

    Mar 31, 2011 | 10:52 am

  547. Libay says:

    I’m very sure it’s A. We have been waiting for that cookbook! :0

    Mar 31, 2011 | 11:17 am

  548. Manuel says:

    if it’s C, then what i want to know next is where? in Manila? and when its gonna open!!!! :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 11:17 am

  549. Dave says:

    My guess is C

    Mar 31, 2011 | 11:20 am

  550. Sophie says:

    Hmmm…. Except for choice D, all choices seem plausible is not ‘Market Man doable’, but my pick is B!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:06 pm

  551. Zeph says:

    A all the way. I could not think of any other Marketman hypothetical endeavor much anticipated.

    by process of elimination, not B because you deplore the quality of journalism here having been plagiarized all too often; not C because while there have been clamors for a Zubuchon outlet in Manila, you haven’t mentioned it as much; not D because you typically just write a short “on a hiatus note” a day prior to leaving then you are off to your next adventure.

    MM, shouldn’t I get at least a consolation prize for analysis if I don’t win the raffle? :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:23 pm

  552. Haashii says:

    I’d say “B”.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:51 pm

  553. Robin says:

    my guess is D

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:56 pm

  554. Eric says:

    hope it “C”. thanks

    Mar 31, 2011 | 12:57 pm

  555. terrey says:

    i go for B…so i can check on your activities online…

    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:03 pm

  556. Marketfan says:

    You will be a judge in that cooking show on TV. A and C will probably take more than 3 months and 3 months is probably too long for D.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:19 pm

  557. isang, philippines says:

    IT IS C, hopefully as I want to see a good and clean lechon shop

    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:44 pm

  558. isang, philippines says:


    Mar 31, 2011 | 1:47 pm

  559. anna says:

    I think it’s “B”.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:05 pm

  560. zerho says:

    My guess is B.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:07 pm

  561. Lou says:

    The answer is B. Losing weight and tv.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:13 pm

  562. lojet says:

    My guess is A (cookbook)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:24 pm

  563. donna says:

    i guess its B and C, good luck MM!

    Mar 31, 2011 | 2:40 pm

  564. jakbkk says:

    A, B & C then D because everyone deserves a break! hehehehe….

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:25 pm

  565. Taina says:

    Going for A! :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:33 pm

  566. Judy says:

    Going for B…

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:53 pm

  567. Lani says:

    i think it’s B.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 3:56 pm

  568. jane says:

    my guess is A! hopefully its really A :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 4:06 pm

  569. tina says:


    Mar 31, 2011 | 4:37 pm

  570. marz says:

    Let it B! :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 5:12 pm

  571. k says:

    I pick C. :)

    Mar 31, 2011 | 5:57 pm

  572. sonny sj says:

    off topic: i wonder what’s in store for tomorrow :-D
    or is this topic somehow related to tomorrow?

    Mar 31, 2011 | 6:03 pm

  573. Lex says:

    Hoping for “A”. We need you take on food. You have enough material to come up with one and hope you take it seriously.

    Mar 31, 2011 | 6:46 pm

  574. juanang says:

    I think its “B”….gosh ang daming gustong manalo…(“,)…sumisikat ka na kasi MM kaya baka its “B”…

    Apr 1, 2011 | 7:49 am

  575. chinachix says:

    I say A!

    Apr 1, 2011 | 10:24 am

  576. Cancan says:

    I hope C!!! Please open a Zubuchon restaurant in Manila!

    Apr 1, 2011 | 11:45 am

  577. erwin heyrosa says:

    its A

    Apr 1, 2011 | 1:06 pm

  578. Michelle says:

    I say A!

    Apr 1, 2011 | 1:21 pm

  579. Susan says:

    Arghhh, missed this one, absent from MM last week…but I would have chosen A or B. Something to look forward to now whenever I’m in the Philippines. I pray for all the best in your new venture MM!!

    Apr 2, 2011 | 7:25 am

  580. nunosapunso says:

    all of the above :)

    Apr 2, 2011 | 12:44 pm

  581. Lynette says:

    I’d say B. I mean, you should first have a ‘venue’ or a launching pad for your next goal, which is A :) So B for me! :)

    Apr 2, 2011 | 4:28 pm

  582. Happy says:

    It must be B!

    Apr 2, 2011 | 8:01 pm

  583. vinvin says:

    think its B

    Apr 2, 2011 | 11:18 pm

  584. ula says:

    my guess is, C! :)

    Apr 3, 2011 | 9:10 am

  585. marissa says:

    My guess is A.Our kitchen on our Homes will be filled with delighful memories as we tried teh recipes and cook with our love ones.

    Apr 3, 2011 | 12:39 pm

  586. maria says:

    A & C

    Apr 4, 2011 | 8:40 am

  587. celin says:

    i’d say A

    Apr 4, 2011 | 10:45 am

  588. Risa says:

    A for me.

    B, C, D are no-gos for you.

    Apr 4, 2011 | 5:08 pm

  589. LGDUA says:

    A & C

    The next best things!

    Apr 4, 2011 | 5:44 pm

  590. endosmom says:

    All of the above?!?!

    Apr 4, 2011 | 7:10 pm

  591. Cherrie Lou M. Vivares says:

    I would like it to be A

    Apr 5, 2011 | 2:31 am

  592. Anne Lorena says:


    Apr 5, 2011 | 2:41 pm

  593. ranny ace says:

    its B youll be part of Junior Master Chef Philippines

    Apr 5, 2011 | 5:05 pm

  594. tapots says:

    the lechon-lover me says C. please, let it be C. yum!

    Apr 8, 2011 | 10:25 am

  595. jr peralejo says:

    I’d like to have a marketmanila cookbook so i’d say A

    Apr 8, 2011 | 4:16 pm

  596. Roland says:

    for me its letter “A” we will be so happy this happens!

    Oct 16, 2012 | 12:39 pm


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