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Chasing Flavors: Renowned Kapampangan Chef Tells The Story Behind Our Fave Filipino Dishes


Rafael Reynante
Rafael Reynante | Jun 02, 2017

Explore authentic Filipino food with one of the Philippines’ leading culinary artists, Chef Claude Tayag, as he takes viewers to discover the colorful variety of local cuisine in “Chasing Flavors” which will premiere on Lifestyle TV (SkyCable ch. 52) on June 3. 

The well-known Kapampangan chef will probe the origins of Filipinos’ iconic dishes from region to region, one dish at a time, and will attempt to answer what makes each dish unique and outstanding in its own right.

Featured dishes include adobo, paksiw, sinigang, kilaw and sisig, pancit, lechon, cured meats, stews, inihaw, salted dried fish, gata, gulay, panghimagas, and rice in the coming episodes.


Chef Claude is a self-taught culinary expert known to have uplifted Kapampangan cuisine through Bale Dutung (Wooden House), his abode turned restaurant located in Angeles City, Pampanga, serving traditional local dishes. Aside from his kitchen know-how, he is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, furniture designer, and a food and travel writer.

Embark on a culinary expedition on Lifestyle TV and find out the best eats in the country with “Chasing Flavors,” airing Saturdays at 9PM, Sundays at 12:30PM, Mondays at 2AM, Tuesdays at 7PM, and Wednesdays at 11AM. Lifestyle is available on SKYcable channel 52. For updates, follow Lifestyle on Facebook (facebook.com/lifestyletvph), Instagram and Twitter (@lifestyletvph).

The best sisig in all of Pampanga, by Chef Claude!

Remember to check out the photos from Choose Philippines' recent visit to Bale Dutung in the gallery above!

Watch out for the cholesterol levels!

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