The creators of Chef’s Table is celebrating different local culinary heroes in the new series called Street Food. The new nine-part series explores nine Asian cities, including Cebu in the Philippines.
Other than showcasing the rich culture of street food in these Asian countries, the series will also show the blood, sweat, and tears that go into the iconic dishes. The episode in Cebu features famous and traditional dishes made by the locals from the Queen City of the South.
It will tell the story of how Florencio “Entoy” Escabas discovered a way to make his community a destination through nilarang bakasi, a soured stew made with reef eel that has an aphrodisiac quality. If you love Cebu’s lechon, the Cebu episode explains how Leslie Enjambre’s grandmother started the lechon business in Talisay in the 1940. The story behind Ian Secong‘s tuslob-buwa, a thick, bubbling gravy made with sautéed onions, garlic, and pig brains, and Rubilyn Diko Manayon‘s lumpia will also be featured in the series.
Aside from Cebu City, the series also highlights the culinary wonders of Bangkok in Thailand, Osaka in Japan, Delhi in India, Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Chiayi in Taiwan, Seoul in South Korea, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and Singapore.
Street Food will be available on Netflix starting April 26.
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