In stark contrast to its roll-out of celebrity chef shows like “Ugly Delicious” and “Chef’s Table,” Netflix barely promoted its new Chinese-language food series, “Flavorful Origins,” prior to its launch last week — there wasn’t even a trailer cut for this new series.
But in terms of its format and scope, there’s nothing else in the Netflix catalog quite like it.
If you’re a fan of docuseries like “Ugly Delicious” or “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” there’s a good chance you will find something that piques your interest in this exploration of regional Chinese cuisine.
The show is broken up into 20 episodes, each around 12 minutes long, exploring specific dishes and cooking techniques found in the Chaoshan region of the Guangdong province — the most populous part of China and the location of Shenzen and Guangzhou.
Although some of the foods featured here are found in other regions, “Flavorful Origins” goes to great lengths to point out how Chaoshan preparations are unique to this area.
“Flavorful Origins” is available now on Netflix.
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