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Food is universal. Food is as communal as it is nourishing, as welcoming as it is comforting. Whatever geography or language, it brings a sense of community. We all cook, consume, even enjoy food differently but at the end of the day, we prepare, we set a place, and we share. It’s what brings us together to a table and — with histories and traditions tied to food as proof — to something so much more.
That reality is exactly why Netflix’s Street Food succeeds. From the creators of Chef’s Table, the new documentary series treats the food scene as what it is: a historical, humbling shared human experience. Along with that, Street Food puts a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the culinary scene — chefs who serve the best street food in the world. Keeping the spirit and stunning visuals of Chef’s Table but with more focus on societal context and tradition, Street Food is as delectable as any watch can be. It’s every bit compelling, with storytelling as sincere, passionate, and electric as the culinary masters featured. And with Street Food featuring Asia in their first season, you can’t help but swell with pride to see the culture of your side of the world represented — not just the food aspect, but also values like perseverance, hard work, and family.
But it goes without saying that there’s no way you won’t get hungry while watching Street Food — so we’re suggesting (readily and locally available, budget friendly) snack or beverage picks while you binge this delight of a show. So sit back, relax, and mangaon ta (Bisaya for “let’s eat”)!