Piolo’s gastronomical trip to Japan

Piolo Pascual is best known as an actor and singer, but this year, he will take on the role of a foodie and explore the flavors of Japan in The Crawl, Lifestyle’s special food and travel show that premiered yesterday and return on the 10th of September. 

In The Crawl, Piolo together with his crawl buddy Lui Villaruz, and a Japanese interpreter, embark on a food crawl challenge where they visit the favorite dining spots of locals to score the best okonomiyaki and ramen in Osaka, a city known for its vibrant street food scene. The buddies also try out Japan’s signature dishes like yakisoba, gyoza, takoyaki, and tepanyaki. 

FOODIES. Actors Piolo Pascual and Lui Villaruz visit Osaka’s famous dining spots as they embark on a food adventure in ‘The Crawl,’ Lifestyle’s newest food and travel show
Tippy Benedito, Lifestyle Channel head, explained the concept saying that a “food crawl is an event where people hop from one restaurant to another to sample dishes.”

Piolo remarked, “We particularly loved Osaka because of the gastronomic experience. I have been to Osaka before but in this trip, we discovered more about Japan, their food, and why their cuisine is so special. I definitely enjoyed this trip because it didn’t feel like work.” 

As a food and travel show, Lifestyle’s The Crawl aims to showcase the culture of a particular place through a culinary expedition by hitting the streets to restaurant-hop to uncover the best places to sample the rich cuisine of a city. The show, through its hosts, also provides tips on how to maximize one’s food and travel experience. 

Viewers are also treated to breathtaking sights in Osaka like the Universal City Walk Osaka, the Kuromon Market, and the Takoyaki Museum, among others in between crawl spots. 

Don’t miss Piolo and Lui’s exciting gastronomical trip in Osaka in Lifestyle’s The Crawl, every Sunday 1 p.m., Monday 2:30 p.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Wednesday 11:30 a.m.,  and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. 

Lifestyle is available on SKYcable channel 52. 

For updates, follow Lifestyle on Facebook (, Instagram (@lifestyletvph), and Twitter (@lifestyletvph). 

Topics: Piolo Pascual , The Crawl , Japan , Lui Villaruz , Tippy Benedito
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