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The Trailer for ‘Ugly Delicious’ Season 2 Takes David Chang to Tokyo

The Netflix show will premiere March 6 with four new episodes and visits to Mumbai, Sydney, and Istanbul

David Chang making a goofy face at a glass of pickle juice.
David Chang’s Netflix series Ugly Delicious returns on March 6.
Photo courtesy of Netflix

Ugly Delicious, David Chang’s runaway Netflix hit from 2018, is making its return on March 6, and from the newly released trailer, it looks like this season will be just as packed with travel, famous friends, discussions about culture, and good food as the first.

Like the first season, this one promises to “use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences,” per a press release. The four episodes — only half the number of episodes as season 1 — will focus on food made for babies and children (“Kids’ Menu”), the vast world of Indian food (“Don’t Call It Curry”), the appeal and mystique of steak (“Steak”), and the varied cuisines that encompass what’s generalized as “Middle Eastern” cooking (“As the Meat Turns”).

“Deliciousness, as a whole, is like a meme. It’s going to find a way to survive,” the Momofuku and Majordomo Media proprietor says in the opening of the trailer. Accompanying the articulation of the show’s ethos is a visual barrage of said deliciousness — sausages, stews, curries, döner, massive steaks — across a slew of international locations, from Istanbul to Sydney to Tokyo to Mumbai. Some familiar faces in the trailer include Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi and comedian Nick Kroll; other guests this season include actors Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, artist Dave Choe, and writers Helen Rosner and Chris Ying.

Disclosure: David Chang is producing shows for Hulu in partnership with Vox Media Studios, part of Eater’s parent company, Vox Media. No Eater staff member is involved in the production of those shows, and this does not impact coverage on Eater.