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Netflix's nine-part 'Street Food' series spotlights Singapore among nine other Asian cities — Malaysia not included

Netflix's nine-part 'Street Food' series spotlights Singapore among nine other Asian cities — Malaysia not included

Salty AF

Text: Aravin Sandran


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From the creators of the immensely popular Chef's Table series that profiled world-renowned chefs, Netflix is taking to the gritty streets with a nine-episode series that spotlights Asia's most delicious creations and self-taught cooks.

Nine cities will be featured in the first season: Singapore, Bangkok, Osaka, Delhi, Yogyakarta, Chiayi, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City and Cebu. Malaysia, however, is glaringly missing from the list, even though its street food destinations such as Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur have been hotspots for foodies around the region. Malaysians, rightfully, have posted their salty feelings on Twitter. "Do y'all even know (what) street food (is), lol. Singapore street food is abysmal, to say the least. And the nicest street food you can find in SG is usually prepared by, well, Malaysians", a Malaysian summed up the sentiments. 

The episode dedicated to Singapore will include Aisha Hashim's Michelin-recommended Haig Road putu piring, ex-Crystal Jade head chef Master Tang's wanton noodles (unfortunately, he passed away this week), KEK Seafood's chilli crab in Bukit Merah and Niven Long's Sin Kee Chicken Rice in Holland Drive.

Check out the drool-worthy trailer below.

Netflix's Street Food will premiere on 26 April 2019.

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