Monday, April 29, 2019

Netflix "Street Food"

In Osaka, Japan, Toyo is the cook in a food stall that sells a variety of popular foods.
He cooks tuna cheeks on a grill using a huge propane blowtorch. He dips his hand in a bucket
of ice water in order to handle the fish gently as they broil! And he tells his life story to the camera.
In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Mbah Satinem has been preparing sweet snacks for her entire long life.
Though she can barely walk upright, she rides on the back of her daughter's motor scooter through
very busy streets to get to her food stall.
Released this week, Netflix new series "Street Food" is more or less a continuation of the earlier series titled "Chef's Table." I'm  hooked! I've watched the first four of this new series, and I'm looking forward to the next five episodes. The locations are not-very-touristy destinations in Asia. But the food shots are mouth-watering, the markets are vividly colorful, the cityscapes are dramatic, and the interviews are memorable.

Unlike the earlier series, which focused on world-renowned and nearly worshipped chefs at high-end restaurants, this new series features talented men and women who cook for the masses. Well, almost! There's one street food vendor who cooks omelets filled with crab: she has a Michelin star, and they didn't miss it!


Jeanie said...

I have that added to my watch list but haven't seen it yet. Glad to get your good review!

Angie's Recipes said...

Gotta add this to my list! Thanks for sharing, Mae.

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

I'm anxious to get started on this show. I watched Great Chefs and enjoyed most of it though it started to get a touch slow for me. Street food? Something we all enjoy!