MANILA, Philippines – They say one way to get to know a culture is through its food.
Filipino-speaking, Australian Internet chef Chris Urbano is one of those who’s done just that. He loves Filipino food and is not afraid to show it to netizens from all over the world. He runs a website and YouTube channel called “Maputing Cooking” (White Cooking) where he posts videos of how he cooks Filipino food with an Australian twist – like using Australia’s Vegemite for Adobo instead of soy sauce and using prawns for his Pinakbet.
His videos often include the procurement process of the ingredients he will use – a trip to the palengke (market), for example.
In the video below, Chris takes his Filipino language skills to the next level by ordering food at Filipino fast food joint Jollibee, where he surprises the Filipino staff, and calls the cult classic “Chicken Joy” by a direct translation – Kaligayahan ng Manok.
He also shows off his sense of humor – ordering a “Pacquiao” burger (in reference to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao), when he really wanted a Champ burger.
Watch the video here:
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