Bourdain predicts the next food trend

pork adobo

It's safe to say that Anthony Bourdain has tasted most of the flavors the world has to offer. After eating his way around the globe, one cuisine stands out to the renowned traveler. Bourdain predicts that Filipino food will become the next big culinary trend in the US.  

He believes that the food of the Philippines is underated and on the rise, calling the cuisine "ascendant" but tempering that enthusiam with the caveat that it is a "work in progress." Filipino food features many sour and bitter flavors, which were unfamiliar to American palates just few years ago. However, Bourdain thinks that "American palates have changed drastically," and that Filipino food faces a bright future in the US. 

The dish that he thinks will win people over is called sisig, which is made from the snout, jowl, ear and tongue of a pig. However, Americans will have to overcome their disposition to avoid unfamiliar cuts of meat before trying sisig. A dish that might provide a less intimidating introduction to Filipino food is pork adobo, which has started to pop up with increasing frequency on cooking blogs. Bourdain thinks that Filipino food will mimic the path that Korean food has followed in the last several years, becoming more popular from coast to coast. 

Photo of Pork adobo from Around the World in 120 Recipes by Allegra McEvedy


  • BethNH  on  6/10/2017 at 3:21 PM

    I predict and would bet a whole lot of money that sisig never makes it big in the US.

  • Therese  on  6/10/2017 at 5:48 PM

    I reckon it'll go ok in Australia. We love our nose to tail eating.

  • wester  on  6/11/2017 at 11:52 AM

    OK. Philippine has 382 hits on EYB right now and sisig has one. I'll check back in a year - I've put it on my calendar.

  • annmartina  on  6/12/2017 at 4:07 PM

    Can anyone recommend their favorite Filipino cookbooks?

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