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The Creators of 'Chef's Table' Have Made a New Netflix Series About Street Food

The first season focuses on small stallholders from across Asia.
By Sarah Ward
April 14, 2019
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The Creators of 'Chef's Table' Have Made a New Netflix Series About Street Food

The first season focuses on small stallholders from across Asia.
By Sarah Ward
April 14, 2019
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Across six seasons, Netflix's Chef's Table added plenty of high-profile additions to everyone's culinary bucket lists, celebrating the stellar kitchen skills of talents such as Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann and even Attica's Ben Shewry. For the streaming platform's next delicious adventure, it's re-teaming with the documentary series' creators for another food excursion — this time focusing on both famous and lesser-known players in the global street food scene.

Available to binge now, the aptly titled Street Food hops around the planet to showcase hawker stallholders, food carts and other folks making a big impact in their small street kitchens. In the show's first nine-episode season, Asian cuisine is on the menu. Get ready to get hungry for dishes from Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and The Philippines.

Each country earns its own episode, focusing on various local street food heroes, their stories of hard work and perseverance, and the cultural context behind their cuisine. In Bangkok, the well-known Jay Fai takes viewers through her story, while Delhi's Mohamed Rehan whips up a buffalo stew that's been tempting tastebuds since the 1800s, and Chiayi's Uncle Goat cooks in a giant oven cave. Over in Osaka, Mr. Kita has one of the oldest takoyaki stalls in the city, and Singapore's 85-year-old Master Tang has been making wanton noodles since he was orphaned in World War II.

Already feeling your stomach rumble? Check out the trailer below:

Street Food is available to stream on Netflix now. 

Images: Martin Westlake/Jisang Chung/M.Synchrony/Netflix.

Updated: May 28, 2019. 

Published on April 14, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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