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Netizens react to Erik Matti and Joey Javier’s comments on Cebu episode of Street Food Asia

Cebu City, Philippines—Some of the Cebuano netizens are not quite happy with the stand of known Filipino director Erik Matti and filmmaker Joey Javier on the recent Cebu episode of the  Netflix Street Food Asia. 

The comments of Javier and Matti about the episode sparked debates online and Cebuano netizens didn’t back down. 

Some showed how proud they are with the outcome of the episode and asked critics to just stop “crab mentality.” 

Read more: Epic fail, bad research: Erik Matti and Joey Javier Reyes on Cebu episode of Street Food Asia

“I do understand that Filipono food in particular has a long way to go. But we should just be proud that Cebu was chosen in the Netflix special. Stop crab mentality. Proud bisdak here!” posted James Grey. 

Siegfred Dosdos Carubio showed disappointment in his comment.

“It was Cebu street food. Not the entire Philippines street food. That is our (Cebu pride) street food. The classic crab people of the Philippines. ugh!” 

Rosemarrie So, opted to bring things to a lighter note by posting what she learned from the episode, which was relatively funny. 

“Ambot nimu Noy Erik. Basta ako, nakat.on tawon kog English ani nga episode. 

Lambay – Blue Crabs

Lato – Sea Grapes

Sa-ang – Spider Conch

Pugita – Octopus

Kinilaw – Cebuano Ceviche

Nilarang nga bakasi – Sour Stew Reef Eels

Lumpiang Shanghai – Chinese Style Spring Rolls

Chicharon – Fried Pork Belly

Tuslob – buwa – Cebuano Fondue

Lechon – Whole Roasted Pig

Nilarang nga isda – Sour Stew with Porcupine Fish


Aside from the outrageous comments from other netizens, some opted to keep it positive. 

“The show is entitled Street Food. Good job Netflix for choosing CEBU STREET FOODS. After all, we are more proud being regarded as Cebuanos other than whatnots,” posted Elgin Jude Medalla 

While Neil Quiapo congratulated some of the people behind the episode. 

“Seek first to understand…Its Street Food “Cebu, Philippines” KUDOS to Chef Tatung and Jude Bacalso.”   /bmjo

TAGS: Cebu street food, Erik Matti, Joey Javier Reyes, Netflix, Netizens, reactions, Street Food Asia
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