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Village Lechon in Pampanga (BETTER THAN CEBU?!) My FAVORITE food in the Philippines!!

Village Lechon in Pampanga (BETTER THAN CEBU?!) My FAVORITE food in the Philippines!!

Dampa Seafood Feast in Manila – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc4xlWO0gGo&t=232s

We’re leaving Manila for the food capital of the Philippines PAMPANGA! We are teaming up with FoodieMommaPH (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hiiGm6GTyTVvO-LtZ2Xmw?sub_confirmation=1)
to bring you an entire street food series in Manila, Philippines! Today, we drive to Pampanga to visit the legendary restaurant Bale Dutung. Today we are eating a LECHON FEAST! Thank you so much to Khee (FoodieMommaPH) for arranging this incredible dinner for us. She can arrange your visit too!

For more nformation, visit Bale Dutung website: https://baledutung.com/

Chef Claude and Mary Ann Tayag are the masterminds behind the beautiful lechon degustation in today’s video. The restaurant is also their home and art gallery, featuring pieces made by Chef Claude himself. The suckling pig is roasted on site, village style, and all of the food is gathered in the community, everything is local and Filipino. The pig is made into 6 dishes and the other courses are traditional Filipino dishes. While Chef Claude is busy creating dishes fresh throughout the experience, Maryann walks through each dish and explains the ingredients used.

You may be familiar with the restaurant or the chef because his restaurant was featured in Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”. Visiting Bale Dutung is a great way to experience “village” life in the Philippines as well as an introduction into traditional food in the Philippines.

Price of the meal (10 course lechon): minimum PHP 1,850 / USD $35.72 with 12 people.

Want to visit and each this insanely DELICIOUS lechon in Manila? Get in contact with FoodieMommaPH who can arrange your dinner reservation, driver and accompany you on an incredible tour outside of Manila city to the culinary capital of the Philippines: Pampanga! To get in contact with her, check the information below:

email: foodiemommaph@gmail.com
instagram: @foodiemommaph
facebook: foodiemommaph

Thanks so much for watching! We hope you have been enjoying our STREET FOOD series in the Philippines so far!


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Hey there, we’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson with www.chopsticktravel.com ! We’re on a journey to document the BEST Street Food around the world! Chopstick Travel started in Taiwan, where we frequent the best Street Food stands everywhere from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Not only do we feast on amazing street food in Taiwan, but our food focused travels take us on Street Food missions trying unique foods around the world! We’ve eaten Street Food in Philippines, Street Food in Japan, Street Food in Taiwan, Street Food in Malaysia, Street Food in Korea, Street Food in India, Street Food in Turkey, Street Food in Italy, Street Food in Greece and many more! I post 2 times a week mostly food, some travel. Street Food tours around the world and the most unique dishes we can find in all kinds of hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Stay updated for my latest video VIA our Facebook page and Instagram! Always remember that the best part of travel is immersing yourself in the local culture, and no where better can you immerse yourself than into the Street Food!

LECHON and AMAZING Filipino Food in Pampanga – PHILIPPINES 2019

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  1. What a life-changing meal!! Filipino food is AMAZING and Bale Dutung is temple of food in Pampanga!! We have 1 more episode from our Manila series w/ FoodieMommaPH but we are already planning our 2nd Philippines trip (Cebu…? Davao…?) Follow us to stay up to date – https://www.instagram.com/chopsticktravel & https://www.facebook.com/chopsticktravel

  2. Just loving all your vids!..especially when i saw your vid eating the traditional Filipino breakfast..😍😍😍.Just subscribed to your channel..👍👍👍👏👏🙌🙌.Keep posting.👍👍👍

  3. Hi Luke and Sabrina
    How are you my friend??
    Always good videos
    Thanks for sharing
    Tasty foods

  4. How much is it per head

  5. its 12 midnight here in dubai , this me hungry by jsut watching the lechon…masarap

  6. Awesome video! That skin looks so crispy yet melt in the mouth fatty! You are on your way to 500K subscribers and I am so excited for you both. It is so well deserved 😍😍😍

  7. All provinces in Philippines can make a good lechon. As long as slow cook and not crack outside skin that’s perfect. Only difference is when it makes their own original sauce on it. That’s make sense and reality and pretty basic procedures of lechon. Stop comparing who’s the best, even with or without sauce lechon itself taste good because of the juiciness of it’s owns pigs fats accept it.

  8. One of my favorite meals videos y’all have done !

  9. I’m concerned that child labor is being used by the restaurant’s owner to cook their Lechon.

  10. 🤤Definitely a Perfect spot, with Chef Claude you’ll never get wrong! 🇵🇭 Proud of our Philippine Cuisine 👏🏻🤝🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

  11. No machines involved just child labor.

  12. No you guys really know #FilipinoFood 😏😁👌

  13. You guys are so lucky. FoodieMamaPH did you good! 👍 Pampanga is like the Filipino Cuisine Capital of the Philippines. Something like that…

    The pig skin is almost like a sweet n' savory crunchy and almost candy-like huh? 😏😁

  14. Legendary Anthony bourdain been there!! Nice

  15. You’ve made my mouth water with this one! Wonderful! 😘🇨🇦

  16. Editing on point! Great vid Luke & Sabrina!

  17. Super like!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. That wasnt the best seafood in manila. Your guide mislead you

  19. Cebu lechon is the best luke specially in the carcar market🤤🤤

  20. That was certainly an amazing feast of a meal, a real treat, unparalleled. 5-star and more, all the way from preparation to plating to service. Pampangan cuisine is supposed to be the best in the Phils. I love that the meal was so elegant, yet you were in an unpretentious casual, natural setting. Also, the price is ridiculously low at $35 per person. You would not be able to get a meal like that in the US, and if you could, it would definitely cost at least $250 pp. Thank you, Luke and Sabrina, for sharing your food adventure! It was great to watch.


    (If you're ever in NYC, hit me up. My email is jog2033@med.cornell.edu. I'd love to meet up for a beer or a hotdog)

  22. Blasphemy! Better than Cebu?

  23. Lechon 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  24. Epic.. Yes it was, All that for under $40.00 bucks amazing. One would be hard pressed to pick one thing, you both have outdone yourselves on this one.. !0 Stars .. I hope you got to sleep on the way back.. Peace

  25. CONGRATULATIONS in achieving 400K subscribers and counting!!!! CHEERS!!!!

  26. gi atay!! kamahal ba, 1850 pesos per person hahaha, mahala oi..

  27. I’m struggling watching this cause it looks and sounds so delicious! 🤣🤣🤣

  28. Mouthwatering brother..

  29. Fyi, “Bale Dutung” means “Wooden House” in Kapampangan, a language distinct to Filipino/Tagalog. :)) Im glad you enjoyed your short stay in Pampanga, the food capital of the PH! Malaus ko pu and dakal salamat!

  30. you're right about the trip being worth it. kapampangan food is amazing

  31. Lechon is best here in the Philippines! It looks like it is really worth it! Enjoy to all of you there!

  32. If you travel to the south, don't miss the tuna collar and crispy tuna tail. I'm lovin' you videos. Kudos!

  33. Very nice. Now im jealous, i wanted to come home now. Hi there from Aruba

  34. I love how Chef Claude introduced every cut of that lechon baboy 😃 👍

  35. Wow!! You and Sabrina inspired me to visit Taiwan last year, and now you are in my country, loving our food!! Thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again soon!!

  36. Yay more videos of Filipino food! Thank you ! And thank you FoodieMamaPH 😁

    I never want your videos to end! I watch you guys religiously! I hope I can run into you guys sometime in the near future and have a feast with you guys! Keep up the great work!

  37. We have alot of food to offer Please try Aroz Valenciana/Paella influence by spain

    We have Tons of food to offer and some province/Region have their own version

    Even Sisig have other version the one that being serve in sizzling plate

    Theres also differents version of lechon..Cebu have their own version.

    SEA FOOD CAPITAL OF THE PHILLIPINES IS "CAPIZ" Located in the western visayas region its Capital city is Roxas City

  38. A new distinction of eateries that capture viewers with the sweet and deep flavoured essence culinary.A gorgeous rustic-meets modern interior of the surrounding forest greenery. A great obligation to them that we viewers be heightens by all the impressive food recommended.Lechon,a spectacular roasted intensive work was the best cuisine.

  39. I appreciate the freedom that we have to be able to decide what we do, grateful to what we have and accept others for who they are without passing any judgment. Great job by Ariel and that dessert looks amazing. Thanks Luke and Sabrina.

  40. The sound of roasting the pig is like it is moaning in pain. Poor pig ! 😟😟😟

  41. Everything they served looked so delicious. I would want to try the skin (of course) and the dessert

  42. OMG it's pig 🐽 😭😭😭

  43. Where's the white rice!? Hahhaha

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