When it comes to the undervalued and lesser known facets of the culinary universe, Anthony Bourdain thinks there's a lot we tend to overlook. For the celebrity chef, underrated food scenes dot the American landscape, and Mexican joints are often woefully "unappreciated," despite their ubiquity in some regions.
But according to Bourdain, an unlikely culinary sensation is primed to branch out from its native land and dominate the world, and it isn't something you're likely all that familiar with: Filipino food. The host of Parts Unknown told CNN Philippines that pork sisig has everything it takes to become a mainstream force: "I think sisig is perfectly positioned to win the hearts and minds of the world as a whole," he said, adding that "Americans and American palettes are just now starting to become seriously interested," in the dish.
If an evening at Arby's gels with your idea of adventurous dining, then sisig probably isn't for you: The dish is a combination of various parts of a pig's face -- including the snout, ears and cheek -- and it's apparently quite delicious. (It is pork, after all). Bourdain thinks it's the perfect salty compliment for an evening of drinking, calling it "casual, accessible, [and] exactly what you need after a few beers."