5 to watch: The best food shows on Netflix to binge right now

by: Abegaile Legaspi
07 Apr 2020

As most of us try to flatten the curve by staying home, it’s not surprising that Netflix has become one of the few remaining things that still bring us joy. To temporarily satisfy your food and travel cravings, here’s our pick of the best binge-worthy food shows on Netflix.

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The Chef Show

If you are a fan of Jon Favreau’s 2014 film, Chef, then you will surely enjoy the Netflix docuseries The Chef Show. Hosted by Favreau and chef Roy Choi, founder of Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi, feast your eyes on their tasty adventures in and out of the kitchen featuring guests from celebrity chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Aaron Franklin to Hollywood faves such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Seth Rogen. An entire episode is also dedicated to the iconic dishes featured in the movie for you to recreate.


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Ugly Delicious

What makes good food, good? Join James Beard Foundation awardee and Momofuku mastermind chef David Chang as he scours the globe for the answer on Ugly Delicious. Putting the spotlight on often neglected dishes, Chang, alongside celebrities and notable food critics dine, discuss and take a deep dive into their history and culture.


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Street Food: Asia

Embark on a cross-cultural culinary journey as Street Food: Asia brings you to the most vibrant cities on this side of the globe. From the same crew behind well-renowned culinary competition Chef’s Table, the 2019 Netflix docuseries explores the rich street food culture in Asia and celebrates its local heroes - from quintessentially Singaporean hawker centres to family-owned stalls in Taiwan and more.


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Somebody Feed Phil

Giving us major travel goals (and envy!) is Everybody Loves Raymond producer Philip Rosenthal as he goes around the world and explores the local food scene. From the floating markets in Bangkok to Lisbon’s famed pasteis denata tarts, watch as Rosenthal satisfies his hunger for food and culture.


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Watch highly-celebrated food writer Michael Pollan as he goes behind the kitchen table on the limited-time Netflix documentary, Cooked. Highlighting lost culinary techniques and traditions from Australia, Morocco and India,  Pollan prepares dishes inspired by the four natural elements - fire, water, air and earth.


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