Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Philippines

Aired 2007 on the Travel Channel

In this video clip, Andrew Zimmern visits the Central Market in front of Quiapo Church in Manila.

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He shows off kalamansi (a local lime), labong (bamboo shoots), sorbetes (ice cream) served on hamburger buns and ukoy (shrimp cakes). You can also see him eat deep-fried baby chicks!

Every year, more and more people are discovering the unique and delicious flavors of Filipino cuisine — flavors that can rival the popularity of such foods-du-jour as Korean and Peruvian cuisine. In fact, as far back as 2012, Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, called Filipino food the “next big thing.”

Zimmern noted that many people love Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food, but that these cuisines are to be found almost everywhere — it seems as though every neighborhood has a local Chinese, Japanese, or Thai joint. Filipino food combines the best of all of these cuisines “with Spanish technique.” The Philippine Islands were colonized by Spain for 500 years, and the Spaniards left their mark on cooking techniques, which according to Zimmern are “miraculous.”

Source: Growing Filipino Food Trend


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