HOLLYWOOD, Los Angeles – While receiving his second consecutive award for his show “Parts Unknown” at the recent Creative Arts Emmy’s Award, world famous chef Anthony Bourdain shows his love for the Filipino dish ‘sisig.’
Bourdain’s series, ‘Part Unknown’ won as outstanding informational series, as the chef itself is a fearless food lover and the show features him trying out food from different cultures.
One of the past episodes of the award-winning series featured the chef having “a slightly confusing, but satisfying experience trying out Filipino food like Halo-halo at Jollibee’s Los Angeles branch.”
“Good stuff,” he said.
Back in 2009, the television host/chef also went to the Philippines for a show “No Reservations” and was able to find his favorite Filipino dish.
“I like sisig very, very much. That’s perfect beer-drinking food. Love it!” Bourdain said.
Sisig is a Kapampangan (Pampanga’s native language) term which means “to snack on something sour,” a Filipino dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver, usually seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers.
New York Times journalist Ligaya Mishan dubbed sisig as arguably the greatest pork dish in the world.
Bourdain also praised Filipino-American Khristianne Uy, the season one winner of the reality cooking competition show “The Taste,” where the chef is a judge.
“She was fantastic. She was an amazing competitor,” he said.
The “Parts Unknown” team will be back for its fourth season this fall.
“As long as I can get away with it, I’m gonna keep doing it,” Bourdain said, as he has come a long way since his book “Kitchen Confidential” became a bestseller and he confirmed he is enjoying the ride.