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Watch the Exhilarating Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Street Food’

The new series from the makers of “Chef’s Table” will look at cuisine from nine Asian countries

The makers of Chef’s Table have a new series headed to Netflix later this month that will focus on renowned chefs who cook inexpensive food in modest, family-run restaurants and hawker stalls throughout Asia. In the just-released trailer for Street Food, chefs are shown preparing a dizzying array of noodles, seafood dishes, roasted meats, soups, and snacks. It’s clear from the trailer that, much like Chef’s Table, the new show will cover the life stories of these talented cooks while also highlighting their signature dishes. Chef’s Table creator David Gelb is an executive producer on this new series along with his frequent collaborators Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried, and Dane Lillegard.

Each episode will focus on one destination, and three or four local street food stars. For this first season, dubbed Street Food: Asia, the show will take viewers to Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. One of the chefs included here is Jay Fai, the first Bangkok street-side restaurant chef to receive a Michelin star. “I’m old but I always tell them, you may be younger but I’m stronger,” she says in the trailer. The series will also profile 100-year-old Mbah Lindu, who serves jackfruit stew in a market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. And the Singapore episode will shine the spotlight on 85-year-old wanton noodle legend Master Tang.

The first episode of Street Food will premiere at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre on April 20 as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. All nine episodes of the first season will be available to stream on Netflix on April 26. Here’s the list of chefs and restaurants that will be featured on Street Food: Asia, along with their specialties:

Bangkok, Thailand

Jay Fai (crab omelet, tom yum soup, drunken noodles)
Khun Suthep (hand-pulled BBQ pork noodles)
Jek Pui (curries)

Osaka, Japan

Toyo (tuna cooked with a blowtorch)
Mr. Kita (takoyaki)
Goshi (okonomiyaki)

Delhi, India

Dalchand Kashyap (chaat)
Mohamed Rehan (nihari)
Karim’s (seekh kebabs)
Dharmender Makkan (chole bhature)

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Mbah Satinem (jajan pasar)
Leonarda Tjahjono (jajan pasar)
Mbah Lindu (gudeg)
Yasir Ferry Ismatrada (mie lethek)

Chiayi, Taiwan

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

Truoc (snails)
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)

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