Move over fine-dining, Netflix's 'Street Food' is what we've been waiting for
- Netflix is about to launch a new documentary series and it’s all about street food
- It will focus on the meals, the culture, and the street food vendors around the world
- The series creators are the same names behind Chef’s Table
- It’ll be available to stream on Netflix on April 26
For six years, Chef's Table has enthralled viewers and introduced a whole new generation of people the joys of fine dining, white table cloths, Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs who've achieved celebrity levels of fame.
Now, however, the creators of the show are doing a 36o-degree turn and launching a new show dedicated to all things street food.
The show, aptly named ‘Street Food’, will take viewers to destinations including Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. It rests on the concept that street food is increasingly turning out to be the best way for tourists to experience a new city and get a taste of the culture and food that make that city tick.
The show’s opening line is particularly telling: “If someone has to taste real food, authentic food, it has to be street food.” Nowhere in the world does street food better than Asia – which is where the first season of the series will begin.
The new show also seeks to dispel the popular myth that only fine dining restaurants can enter the Michelin-starred hall of fame, and includes street food stalls that have earned the coveted stars such as Bangkok’s Jay Fai.
Featuring chefs who've been "making the same dish for 40-50 years" and the ones who "didn't go to culinary school", this new show, judging from its trailer, will take you on a culinary journey like never before.
As the show says: “Street food is what brings us together. It’s where we find a common place. Now, it’s our time to celebrate it and share it with the rest of the world.”
This is where the episodes in the new show will take us:
Toyo (tuna cooked with a blowtorch)
Mr. Kita (takoyaki)
Dalchand Kashyap (chaat)
Mohamed Rehan (nihari)
Karim’s (seekh kebabs)
Dharmender Makkan (chole bhature)
Mbah Satinem (jajan pasar)
Leonarda Tjahjono (jajan pasar)
Mbah Lindu (gudeg)
Yasir Ferry Ismatrada (mie lethek)
Grace Chia Hui Lin (fish head soup)
Uncle Goat (goat stew)
Li-Hua and Liu-Zhu (chicken rice)
Tsui-Eh (tofu pudding)
Seoul, South Korea
Cho Yonsoon (knife-cut noodles)
Gunsook Jung (soy-marinated crab)
Gumsoon Park and Sangmi Chu (mung bean pancakes)
Jo Jungja (rice fried in a waffle maker)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Anh Manh (pho)
This episode will also focus on banh mi and com tam vendors
Aisha Hashim (putu piring)
Master Tang (wanton noodles)
KEK Seafood (chili crab)
Niven Long (chicken rice)
Cebu City, Philippines
Florencio “Entoy” Escabas (reef eel stew)
Leslie Enjambre (lechon cebu)
Ian Secong (tuslob-buwa)
Rubilyn Diko Manayon (lumpia)