5 Cooking Shows Worth Watching Again

Compared to TV dramas and movies, cooking shows are no less of fun to watch. We get to learn tips like how to make dishes look and taste better, proper steps to prepare certain ingredients, and sharpen our cooking skills. We listed down some of the best cooking shows of all times. Have you watched all of these yet?

Bobby Ong

Plated Asia Producer

1. Hell’s Kitchen


Hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen is an American reality competition TV series broadcast on Fox, featuring two teams of chefs compete for a job as Head Chef at a restaurant.

A typical episode begins with a challenge between the teams; the winning team gets some sort of a reward that usually involves recreational activity outside the Hell’s Kitchen, while the losers are given a “punishment” that usually involves menial task.

The second part is a dinner service, where each team works in their own kitchen, attempting, under close and “hypercritical” supervision from Chef Ramsay, to complete the service without getting kicked out before finishing for too many errors.

The usual wrap-up involves whichever team is declared the loser of the dinner service choosing two of their own to be up for elimination.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1fxPc6KaOeMxdhtUcEEEA

2. Iron Chef


Iron Chef is a Japanese TV cooking show produced by Fuji Television. It is a stylised cook-off series featuring guest chefs from all over the world battling in the “Kitchen Stadium” challenging one of the show’s residents “Iron Chef” in a timed cooking battle built around a specific theme of ingredients.

After the meals are prepared, a panel of judges sample both meals and determine the winner. Throughout the show, running commentary is made by two “sportscasters” in a booth and one floor reporter.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUxI09AS8MI&list=PL9U6ws7o3ik6ZW9k8d2IcbZnWrNFzIn0V

3. Cake Boss


Featuring big attitudes, personal drama and inventive specialty cakes, Cake Boss tells a story involving Buddy Valastro‘s family-owned business, Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. It is an American reality TV series airing on the TLC. The popularity of the show has made the bakery a main tourist attraction in that area.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtkCOQRClvs&list=PL3CC5DD5E2FA2D2AB

4. Top Chef


An American reality competition TV series, Top Chef features chefs competing against each and other in various culinary challenges. The contestants are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food industry. The success of this show has spawned multiple spinoff series, including Top Chef Masters that features established award-winning chefs.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxOeBFv1GI

5. Yan Can Cook


“If Yan can cook, so can you!”

Yan Can Cook is a cooking show starring Martin Yan featuring Chinese recipes. That is Martin’s catchphrase which he used to sign off each show. “Something fishy here!”, he said that a lot too whenever he cooked seafood dishes.
Martin’s cooking presentation is infused with a little bit of humor. He likes to chop food frantically with a sharp cleaver while grinning at the cameras, which used to elicit a round of rapturous applause from the live American audience during his show.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBKLwNSyvoI&list=PLQ1roX4UgUuvY-s93Qfj-WeDTILl62ffG

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