David Chang’s Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Review - Beautiful glimpses of hard to resist delicacies

David Chang’s Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Review - Beautiful glimpses of hard to resist delicacies
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Food is probably the best excuse to go to places, and David Chang shows you how. If you followed Anthony Bourdain in terms of gastronomic achievements, you probably know what we are talking about. Now that we have come to know Chef David Chang is coming up with the second season of his iconic Netflix program, Ugly Delicious, even as his new series titled 'Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner' is streaming on Netflix. In the show, we have the first glimpses of what Momofuku's founder ate in Canada, Vancouver, Marrakech, Morocco; Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Los Angeles, and California, with four different celebrities: Seth Rogen, Kate McKinnon, Chrissy Teigen, and Lena Waithe. If this was not enough star power, Chang also managed to rope in award-winning director Morgan Neville, best known for his documentary film 20 Feet From Stardom and Won't Be My Neighbor. The series begins with a meeting between Chang and comedy legend Seth Rogen in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The duo spends some time and immediately start smoking joints in the park. Then they go looking for the old town of Rogen in Van City, like a doughnut shop in a grocery store and a Chinese restaurant. Rogen often keeps halting in town to talk to more people. They go fishing and eat more. Rogen also speaks about his life as a filmmaker as he grew up in Vancouver. This is particularly interesting if you are a fan of Seth Rogen. But beware, there are long stretches, where you find both crack jokes and make fun of each other. This is where Chang's personality and interests come into play, revealing his energy reminiscent of the best episodes of Ugly Delicious, which is very good for the show. The program is not about personality, but ideas, places, questions, philosophies and about food and culture. So what about Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner? It’s a very interestingly themed travel show shot across four episodes. The programme finds its footing only gradually. Better than this was the era of travel TV when there were no risks, especially something like Bourdain’s original series, A Cook’s Tour. However, that doesn’t mean that this is not worth the ride. Our advice: Dive into your sofa and watch David Chang go out with celebrities and eat delicious dishes in just a single day.

Rating: 3/5

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