Needless to say that it's not exactly my favorite Penang dish or to borrow Bourdain's very own words - it's not the one thing that 'I gotta have' when I am in these parts.
But for some reason the #uglydelicious version tasted better. I guess this usually happens when you take out the streetfood out of the streets. The food just won't taste the same.
This is proof that a good lechon, or any good food for that matter, can be had absolutely anywhere.
It was indeed more than an akkaw experience, a term they use to describe something that is good in Baler.