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IN PHOTOS: All the Pinoy food that Luke Nguyen ate in Manila

By: - City Desk Editor
08:48 PM November 05, 2017

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Luke Nguyen recently went on a food crawl around Manila and he was surprised to to learn how diverse the Filipino cuisine is.

“It’s not all about adobo!” he said, dispelling the notion of some that Filipino food is all about the chicken or pork dish cooked in vinegar and soy sauce.

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READ: Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen goes food crawlin’ in Manila

Although he had very limited time, he was able to sample some of the signature Filipino dishes and was quick to express his desire to come back “to go deeper into the villages” to try the country’s unusual dishes. He also hinted at shooting a TV show here.

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Well, that’s one thing to look forward to but for now, take a look at all the yummy Pinoy dishes that the famous chef got to try in Manila:

Bibingka Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Puto bumbong Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Suman sa lihiya Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Balut Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Dinuguan at puto Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Ensaymada Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Chicken and pork adobo Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Sinigang na bangus sa bayabas Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Crispy pata Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Kare-kare Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Lechon belly Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Sampaguita ice cream Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Halo halo Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Luke Nguyen was in Manila for the TLC Festival that was held Saturday at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

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