Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Food Adventure, Coach Surfing Style

Something different today. Talking about a food show.

Something I like to watch.
photo from Axian.my
Watching Taste with Jason. Axian's Food Adventures. On AFC. 

I love it for its warmth, the beauty and even the history of food that he covers. It's not all about JUST taste and more about food and people. I love that. It's not just a "let's look for makan" TV show.

It makes me appreciate food more. Plus, you get history lessons too, while on the lookout for great food.

Somehow, tracing the food roots (along with other interesting history facts he dishes out in such engaging manner); makes the food more delicious.

He doesn't need to put close-ups of food photos, exclaimed ecstatically about how good the food is to make me look interestedly at what he was eating. It's the humanity, if you will; about the food and the people involved in making them that makes the show so interesting.

Yes, there are non-halal food (what do you expect, right?) but to me, I watch the show for the local interactions and for the facts he dishes out. I learn a lot about food and the Chinese community from the show. I think...

And for the record, shows like Man vs Food just make me appalled. What it shows is not skills and love for making and serving them, but essentially (and unfortunately for me), gluttony.

Jalan-jalan cari makan? Meh...

Makansutra? That's bloody annoying for me.

Back to the street? That is one syiok sendiri show. 

HAH! Am I fussy or am I fussy? LOL

41 comments:

  1. oooh, Ibu Glem watching these??!! i was surprised.. but hey, this is the AFC version?? i've not watched that before, so it's in English and the food are of a bigger variety?? cos i got to know about this show from their AEC version, in mandarin and mostly non-halal food lah~~

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    1. AFC version got sub-title :-)

      I am a HUGE fan.

      It's a very human food show. :-)

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  2. you are right!! i would also prefer this kind of show, i mean not just purely "cari makan" but instead, telling the (nenek kebayan) stories and histories behind.. this is what i love, and i guess with such stories, we tend to understand the food and hence the culture more and probably start to appreciate them while we have not been all these while..

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    1. and start missing the food we used to enjoy but can rarely find now.

      This show always makes me think about my childhood, somehow.

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    2. I agree with that. I have much childhood memories too eating from passing hawkers on wheels in Penang and Thailand. Of course, both sides the food was totally different ones but Penang punya more choices!

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  3. and i hate host that are just making the appearance.. any food that served in front of them, they say delicious.. and any food that walloped inside their stomach, they say yummy.. errr, at least explain and also describe more lah.. else why the show right??

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    1. yeah, especially the handsome and the pretty they paid to just host and make appearance.. i think i prefer fat host with big mouth and doesn't care about image, like that baru sedap to watch~~ :D

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    2. They should hire STP to host some food shows. He has the looks and fussiest ways to describe the food standards!! We will be his fans.

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    3. ooopsss, i swear i didn't have him in mind when i said that above.. it was just a generalized preference wokay?? :p

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  4. yes, we don't need close-ups of food photos, exclaimed ecstatically about how good the food is.. and that is what i am trying to blog with my so-called "food post" lately.. trying to tell stories rather than talking about the food, afterall i am not a gastronome, so doesn't quite right for me to comment lah.. haha!!

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    1. and another reason is because, i do not have enough vocab to explain and describe the food, haha!! so instead of being one of those host i complained above, load tons of huge food photos but only commented simple delicious, yummy.. i'd rather not do that lah.. better stick to my better skill to tell stories :p

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    2. I always view those who gets high on food, with just a spoonful of it as... fake. But that's just me la.

      I am no gourmand also. :P

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  5. I am impressed that Lina watches this show!! I seldom watch any channels besides KBS & One. Someday I hope that I will get sick of the KBS and watch others too but not happening yet.

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    1. Why impressed?

      It's a TV show. Just like other shows. I do watch all kind of shows and in all kinds of languages. Like you do. ^^

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    2. i would recommend this "A Bite of China" if you are into this kind of food story show.. talks about food and the culture plus some geography of different ethnic areas in China (errr, if you do not mind some of those rather non-halal scenes)..

      the first episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeBXANb2zOM.. more on YouTube if you find it interesting :)

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    3. Will look at it later.

      Anyway, I sometimes annoy hubby when I watch channel 334. Hihihi

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  6. The host Jason is better than others. He is honest, warm & friendly compared to others who appeared to speak from given scripts with fake hyena laughters than talking from their hearts!

    Once upon a time I used to like Chef Wan when we hardly had other TV Food Hosts. Years later, I met him many times and I changed!! Muahahahahaaha

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    1. I don't like Chef Wan anymore :P

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  7. I conclude that many delicious food today are mainly Peranakan Styles which include many ceremonial kuehs, noodles and all sorts of fried stuffs & ulams. That means the original recipes some how mixed the Baba-Nyonya Malay & Chinese styles until became Peranakan Food. There is not need to fight and try to patent the food like what our kiasu neighbour in the South tried to do...

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  8. I watch his show once a while too!

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  9. Spamming from across the sea...ada apa nice over here? Got show?

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    1. Yeay! Meow has wi-fi access there!

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  10. I used to love watch ho chiak but now its like nice ir nit nice they also hentam in. Byt of course la it depends on individual taste

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    1. I love Ho Chiak season 1.

      Now not nice already leh..

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  11. Soli ah so much typo.....

    I heard axian will go a plc 3x before he say it's good

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    1. Yalah...

      I also read that he does extensive research on food that he'll be covering with his team also. SALUTE la.

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  12. I don't watch much TV LOL! Seen the Taste with Jason show before. Yeah pretty good.

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    1. It's not one of those run-of-the-mill food program and I like it for that. :-)

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  13. Yes I also agree with you. DOn't like shows where the hosts keep saying the food are nice but don't really mean it.

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    1. Spoon barely masuk mouth already exclaimed how delicious the food is. :-P *thumbs down*

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  14. Barely watch TV nowadays, more like to watch drama online, hehe!!! =]

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  15. P/s : AFC channel is one of my favourite show.

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  16. Man Vs Food - It is fun to watch this kind of show, but betul betul gila looking at him keep chunk all the food inside the mouth! Pity the tummy ler. After all he gets to break the record!

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  17. Ah Xian I used to watch his show during his first time. But now no more. I feel boring too. Now I switch to watch Food Network channel 727.

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  18. There are a few programs from AFC which are nice to watch. Especially Anna Olson, Chuck, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver.

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  19. Oops, I'm getting to spam here ady... Muahaha.

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  20. I heard from my friends. that to appeared in Axian's show is not that easy. I forgot where I heard it from but this friend mentioned that Axian will personally go and taste the food more than once. He have to make sure the taste is good and consistency delicious. But for me, that is his own taste bud. So we won't know is good until we taste it right?

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  21. Pada suatu hari, I did visit to a restaurant which is recomended by Axian. You know lar, before you order you already seen the boss wearing an apron printed with Axian face coming towards you to take order. When we asked what is good here, the boss (with bossy type) said everything here is good and the hand pointed at the Axian poster...

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  22. After we had their food, it is really delicious but not the dish which is highly recomended nor the famous one. You see?

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