Ugly Delicious: Season 1 (2018)

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Ugly Delicious

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Ugly Delicious injects new life into the food documentary by dispensing with culinary pretensions and celebrating a vibrant spectrum of dishes that are sure to whet audience appetites.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

While pizza purists in Brooklyn and Naples insist on classic ingredients, innovative chefs in Japan and beyond are redefining what makes a good pie.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Taco lovers introduce skeptical David to an explosive array of flavors at Los Angeles food trucks, Arab-style taco joints and pop-up restaurant Noma Mexico.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

As Dave and Peter Meehan help prep the Chang family's Thanksgiving feast, fellow chefs look back on their most powerful childhood memories of food.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Frustrated by New Orleans chefs' stubborn refusal to try new things, Dave heads to immigrant-rich Houston for a taste of spicy Viet-Cajun cuisine.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

While Peter explores the many flavors and styles of U.S. barbecue, Dave samples mind-blowing Peking duck, yakitori and Korean barbecue.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Dave learns the tricks to making Nashville hot chicken, scopes out KFC's China menu and delves into the loaded history of soul food.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Secret menu items, local delicacies and a lobster volcano reveal the true range of Chinese cuisine.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Time for the ultimate showdown -- Italian stuffed pasta versus Asian dumplings; xiaolongbao and tortellini.

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Cast & Crew

Peter Meehan
Guest Star
Wolfgang Puck
Guest Star
Morgan Neville
Executive Producer
David Chang
Executive Producer
Eddie Schmidt
Executive Producer
Peter Meehan
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Christopher Chen
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Lisa Nishimura
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Ben Cotner
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Adam Del Deo
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Critic Reviews for Ugly Delicious: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Ugly Delicious: Season 1

  • Apr 23, 2021
    We're done with the show, middle of 1st season. . During the barbecue episode, my husband and I of 18 years, heard David Chang‘s guest reference homosexuals, not in an inclusive / welcoming way - and listened to the gross generalization of me, my husband, the population i love and support. I'm embarrassed for David Chang, and I'm insulted that he didn't have the common decency to redact that segment from the episode. You know, we dealt with the colorful language, liked the Travel piece of the show, enjoyed the thoughts on culinary exploration and what the true definition of certain foods representative. What I don't appreciate is here we are in 2021, and we're watching David Chang's show polarize and stereotype gays.. I work in human resources leadership for a large northern California hospital and healthcare system. We are doing all we can at this very moment to bring diversity and belonging/equity into our thousands of employees work force hospitals doctors sites, ESPECIALLY for inclusion with populations who are experiencing hate crimes, such as Asian and Black Americans. . Tonight was inexcusable. Not only will I never watch David Chang. I will stay far away from any establishment that belongs to him, and I will be share sure to share my experience. I am deeply saddened. But I don't think he cares.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    I usually love these types of shows but just had to turn it off and could no longer watch current or future programs due to his racism and constant victimhood. He's wrong by the way regarding his opinion that there is no real Chinese food in America. He should spend time in the San Gabriel Valley, CA. People come from all over for REAL Chinese food in fact some of the restaurants have no English menus. He is so arrogant and bitter that even after visiting one of those San Gabrial Restaurants and asked if what he was eating was on the menu for everyone and was told yes, he still didn't change his tune in following episodes even though he loved what he ate.
  • Mar 16, 2020
    Peter Meehan says "there is a reductive quality to saying something is authentic" in the first episode. Throughout the season, David Chang (and his many wonderful guests) challenges a culture espoused by shows like "Chef's Table," where fine dining is meant to be the epitome of the culinary experience. Ugly can be delicious, delicious can be ugly, and the show embodies that philosophy to the max.
  • Feb 27, 2020
    I genuinely want to like the show. I love cooking and love trying new food. But you can't make it through a single episode without talking about racism, or "because white people". People that make movies, or TV shows or any type of art make it through their eyes. Their perception. So I try to keep an open mind. But it's exhausting lately. You can't make it through anything on Netflix without hearing how white people are bad. Just like every other race... everyone is different. Some white people like genuine Chinese food and some don't. And sometimes it's not because they're racist, they just don't like it. Stop painting everyone with broad strokes. David Chang is funny, the food and culture behind it is interesting, but just like everything else nowadays it comes with a large side order of racism/politics.
  • Feb 17, 2020
    last memories, leftovers
  • Jan 28, 2020
    I feel like the host focuses too much on making insults towards white American. I respect the host's knowledge, but he comes across ARROGANT & RACIST more and more each episode. I am hoping he was doing it just to appear interesting.
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Talks about elitism the entire series how it's wrong, but is an elitist when it comes to Asian foods.
  • May 11, 2019
    Would be excellent if it wasn't so politically charged. I loved episode one even with the Anti Trump joke. But episode two became a political open border, illegal immigrant sob story that once again shows that netflix is trying to manipulate viewers politics injecting open border globalist views into shows that do not need them. Food should be like religion or sex and have nothing to do with politics. This series would have been amazing if I didnt have to hear the partisan preaching.
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Could of been a better host , David Chang is very bias and not really open minded , he is very arrogant on the show , and he alone breaks the show for me
  • Feb 19, 2019
    The host Chang drops too many f-bombs for absolutely no reason. Seemingly encourages interviewees to swear as well, which to me takes away from the topic of the episode. The format made me think of Showtime's The Circus, except there's more swearing. We learn a bit at first, but I find the episodes tend to veer off into self-importance where a bunch of guys ramble on to the point of not liking any one of them. Too bad, I was hoping to like this one following my deception of Salt Fat Acid Heat, or rather its irritating host Samin Nosrat. Chang is just as annoying.

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