The makers of Chef’s Desk have a brand new sequence headed to Netflix later this month that can concentrate on famend cooks who prepare dinner cheap meals in modest, family-run eating places and hawker stalls all through Asia. Within the just-released trailer for Road Meals, cooks are proven getting ready a dizzying array of noodles, seafood dishes, roasted meats, soups, and snacks. It’s clear from the trailer that, very similar to Chef’s Desk, the brand new present will cowl the life tales of those gifted cooks whereas additionally highlighting their signature dishes. Chef’s Desk creator David Gelb is an government producer on this new sequence alongside together with his frequent collaborators Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried, and Dane Lillegard.
Every episode will concentrate on one vacation spot, and three or 4 native avenue meals stars. For this primary season, dubbed Road Meals: Asia, the present will take viewers to Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. One of many cooks included right here is Jay Fai, the primary Bangkok street-side restaurant chef to obtain a Michelin star. “I’m outdated however I at all times inform them, you might be youthful however I’m stronger,” she says within the trailer. The sequence can even profile 100-year-old Mbah Lindu, who serves jackfruit stew in a market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. And the Singapore episode will shine the highlight on 85-year-old wanton noodle legend Grasp Tang.
The primary episode of Road Meals will premiere at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre on April 20 as a part of the San Francisco Worldwide Movie Pageant. All 9 episodes of the primary season can be out there to stream on Netflix on April 26. Right here’s the record of cooks and eating places that can be featured on Road Meals: Asia, together 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 (hen 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 Metropolis, Vietnam
Truoc (snails) Anh Manh (pho) This episode can even concentrate on banh mi and com tam distributors
Aisha Hashim (putu piring) Grasp Tang (wanton noodles) KEK Seafood (chili crab) Niven Lengthy (hen rice)
Cebu Metropolis, Philippines
Florencio “Entoy” Escabas (reef eel stew)Leslie Enjambre (lechon cebu) Ian Secong (tuslob-buwa)Rubilyn Diko Manayon (lumpia)
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