IN PHOTOS: Anthony Bourdain in Manila episode of 'Parts Unknown'
MANILA, Philippines – There was a lot of speculation and reports about Anthony Bourdain's trip to Manila last December, but now we know that the first season of Anthony's show, Parts Unknown, will feature Manila. Rappler has photos from the Manila episode, courtesy of CNN. (IN PHOTOS: 3 times fans spotted Anthony Bourdain in Manila)
Anthony Bourdain is back! The new season of Parts Unknown kicks off April 24 in the Philippines, before heading to the Greek Islands, Chicago, Montana, Tbilisi, Cologne, Buenos Aires and Senegal. CNN.com/PartsUnknownPosted by Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Wednesday, 6 April 2016
In the Manila episode, Anthony will be trying out fast-food chain Jollibee and delicacies like halo-halo, kare-kare, adobo, and sizzling pork sisig.
Anthony will also get to know Philippine culture, spending some time with band Keystone, and opening a balikbayan box.
As it was December when the episode was shot, the episode has him walking around the festive streets of Manila, and even attending a Christmas party.
Anthony's visit to Manila in December wasn't publicized, but fans spotted him at various locations, including a Jollibee branch and restaurants in Malate. (IN PHOTOS: Anthony Bourdain visits Malate restaurant)
This is the second time Anthony has visited the Philippines and featured it in one of his shows. Last time, he saw Manila and Cebu for his show, No Reservations.
In a previous episode of Parts Unknown set in Los Angeles, Anthony tried Jollibee and halo-halo, calling it "oddly beautiful."
"Wow," he said in that episode. "There's so much I don't know." With that wide-open mindset and sense of adventure – and a healthy respect for each country's culture and customs – Anthony continues to travel the globe.
In Parts Unknown, Anthony travels around the world, exploring new destinations and different cultures. In September, the show won its 3rd consecutive Emmy award in the "Outstanding Informational Series or Special" category.
Aside from Manila, the upcoming season 7 will also feature Chicago, Greece, Montana, Georgia, Senegal, Germany, and Buenos Aires.
The Manila episode will air on CNN on April 24, 9 pm ET in the US. – Rappler.com