Hosted by celebrity chef and restaurant franchise mogul Paik Jong-won, Street Food Fighter uncovers hidden gems around the world through street food and unveils the story behind the gourmet culture through its core – the ingredients and methods of cooking. Viewers of tvN in Asia can embark their journey with chef Paik from 13 June, every Wednesday at 21:45 (GMT+8).
The “Home Cook Master” Paik Jong-won travels every corner of the cities, revealing one city per episode, with an aim to present the best authentic local food to audience. Not only does chef Paik introduce hidden foodie destinations, he also shares various interesting stories behind the food and restaurants, and often brings up his wife in his monologue. The loving husband visits Chengdu, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Hawaii, Chiangmai, Fukoka, and Harbin. With his passion for food, unique insight, impeccable palate and unparalleled appetite, chef Paik is here to teach audience how to become a real foodie.
In the first episode, chef Paik Jong-won strolled along the streets of China’s foodie land, Chengdu, away from the tourists to find out the secrets behind Sichuan-style cuisines’ distinct feature – spiciness. With his profound love for Chinese cuisines, the foodie chef did not shy away from asking locals on the streets about the food they were holding and where to buy it with his fluent Mandarin. From the traditional Mapo Tofu to skewers, spicy pork intestine noodles, Chinese pancake Guokui, chef Paik had no problem clearing his plates at all!
Next, chef Paik hopped onto a flight to Hong Kong, which is renowned for its multinational cuisines. But the home cook master went straight to genuinely local eateries – Cha Chaan Teng, casual dining place with affordable menus favoured by the locals; Dai Pai Dong, open-air food stalls; and traditional Dim Sum Parlour. Chef Paik joyfully roamed through corners of Hong Kong straying from cliché tourist spots and easily doubled himself as a local foodie.
Street Food Fighter will premiere on tvN in Asia on 13 June (Friday) at 21:45 (GMT+8). tvN is available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. tvN, where fun takes off!