Anthony Bourdain in Manila, Samples ‘Jolly Spaghetti’ From Local Fast Food Chain And Calls It ‘Deranged’

Anthony Bourdain in Manila, Samples ‘Jolly Spaghetti’ From Local Fast Food Chain And Calls It ‘Deranged’
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World-renowned chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain finally sampled one dish from the Philippines’ local fast food chain during his most recent visit in Manila. Know what he has to say about it!


While having a taste of Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti, the 59-year-old host of CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” exclaimed that it is “deranged, yet strangely alluring,” after getting it by personally queuing to order, GMA News reported.

Aside from the red-sauced pasta, he also had the famous iced Filipino dessert halo-halo with several children on the streets.

Meanwhile, in his article published by CNN on Saturday, Anthony Bourdain revealed that Manila, including the Tagalog language, is not new to him especially that his daughter grew with a Filipino baby nurse.

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According to him, she is even fond of some of the country’s well-loved dishes, a number of which were among those featured in the first episode of “Parts Unknown’s” season 2.

“My daughter is no stranger to sisig and sinigang and adobo and holds me in disregard for being unable to procure her the delicious Filipino pastries and breads she finds at her other family’s home,” he said.

“She knows a few phrases in Tagalog and looks at me pityingly when I don’t know what she’s talking about.”

In the meantime, in an exclusive interview with Forbes, Anthony Bourdain shared how he keeps his show authentic without losing his integrity as a journalist.

“There are a number of rules for my show that we have instituted over time to avoid that kind of painful fakery,” he dished. “We don’t do walk-in scenes anymore.”

“You won’t see me entering the house or the restaurants meeting the chef,” Bourdain, who is set to feature Chicago next to Manila in “Parts Unknown,” added. “We don’t do retakes and no thank you exits, it ruins everything.”

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