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Anthony Bourdain is going back to the Philippines!


Words by Yllaine Sabenecio

Photographed by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100

Featured image by Lwp Kommunikáció


We’ve all seen them—shared posts and reports of food god Anthony Bourdain eating in Jollibee during the heart-melting Philippine episode of Parts Unknown. Hosting the roaming chef is a treat and seeing him enjoy our local delicacies is kinda like a stamp of approval from your favorite food-loving uncle.

But elusive as he is when he comes to visit, Tito Tony is giving us food mortals a chance of seeing him live as one of the guest speakers for this year’s World Street Food Congress (WSFC) dialogues. Here, the gourmet racontour will be talking about the latest updates of the Bourdain Market to be launched in New York.

Aside from Bourdain, industry experts like Michelin-star chefs like Malcolm Lee (Singapore) and Andy Yang (Thailand) are also included in the line-up for this year’s dialogues. Expect thought-provoking topics that revolve around this year’s theme: Re-Imagine Possibilities as well as adressing matters that relate to the future of the street food industry. Our very own Sau del Rosario is this year’s WSFC team captain as well as one of the dialogue speakers.

This year’s WSFC will feature dishes from 13 different countries. Old favorites like Bali barbecue ribs and new items like Malaysia’s Claypot Apom Manis will be served while Pinoy street specialties will be represented by six food destinations  around the country (Davao City, Bicol, Pampanga, Iloilo, Ilocos, and Bacolod), all personally curated by Makansutra and WSFC founder KF Seetoh.

Other activities will include cooking demonstrations of various heritage and street food plus a Pitch Box Hackathon where delegates will be given 90 minutes to give fresh ideas and visions to the industry.


KF Seetoh shares his experiences as he traveled around the Philippines in search of good food


Chef Sau del Rosario will be this year’s WFSC team captain and one of the dialogue speakers

The World Street Food Congress will be held on May 31-June 4 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City.For ticket pricing and registration, visit the World Street Food Congress website.

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