Thanks Tony, again…

“My first truly transcendent great whole roasted pig, the best lechon I ever had in my life was that time in Cebu.”

Anthony Bourdain, June 2017

Quote from an interview conducted by Claude Tayag and ABS-CBN in Manila, on the sidelines of the World Street Food Congress


15 Responses

  1. I am often dreaming of eating Zubuchon lechon. I hope soon ): Have a great day MM!

    By the way my husband and I are going on Alaska Cruise next week. Have you heard of Crystal Serenity? Rica de Jesus (apo ng may ari ng Rustan) went on Alaska Cruise last year and said this ship is really classy so I booked it.

  2. It may sound like a cliché but here it is again, we really never get over our first love.

  3. I saw that interview on the Philippine Star last Sunday.

    The correct quote was:

    TAYAG: Do you still consider the roast pig you had in Cebu the best you’ve ever had?

    BOURDAIN: That’s the best I ever had. It was really, really great! I had an incredible recipe in Bali. What I had was very terrific. The stuff I had in Puerto Rico, this guy was a fanatic and makes it with the same kind of, like, in-culture, anywhere recipe. So I think in any serious peak culture, there’s got to be one possibility, in any given day, anyone can make the best thing in the world. I first tasted a fully transcendent, great big holistic pig, the first I ever had, in Cebu. It’s great when people argue about food.

  4. ami, you have to go further down the video for the quote above… it was published on the ABS-CBN website in toto, and includes the quote above… it was also posted by Ces Drilon, the journalist, in her instagram account… :)

  5. On Jin Loves To Eat’s Instagram Stories, they asked a chef in Singapore what his favorite lechon was and his answer was Zubuchon.

  6. I was in Cebu for a family reunion last week and our first stop was Zubuchon, it was a dream come true for me. Agree with Anthony Bourdain, it’s the best lechon ever. I left your Mactan store with more than just lechon. Got the jams, tablea, and everything else I could fit in my “quintessential” balikbayan box to SFO. Waiting at the airport for my delayed PAL flight to Manila gave us the chance to eat more of your sisig, dinuguan, and lechon flakes. I savored every morsel and bite. Kudos and more power to you and Zubochon.

  7. Do you happen to remember the guys name who always bug the living heck out of you to come out with a Lechon Post of a Recipe???

  8. I have to admit, that it took me a long time to finally eat at Zubuchon — the queue in Megamall is just horribly long.
    We finally managed to eat there, when we came in early and decided to have brunch at around 1030am. It was just me, my wife and 5 year old daughter. We really liked the lechon, but we ended up loving the sinigang na lechon. My little girl couldn’t get enough of it.

    We’ve sort of decided to just have brunches in Zubuchon in the future. Only way to work around the long queues. :)



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