8 Nights Out West

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 2 - Kurdish

3 x
Writer Dee Dogan invites Arka and Befrin Axtjarn Jackson to Blacktown for a home cooked feast with some help from local Kurdish community friends, and Arka gets a cooking lesson on the saj.

Season 1, Episode 8 - Filipino

24 x
Filipino food and culture is alive in Blacktown and Rooty Hill. With guests Vonne Patiag and Christine Milo, Arka is treated to a Filipino manicure, a sweet Halo-Halo and some street food from the smoky grill.

Season 1, Episode 7 - Lebanese

16 x
Actor and writer Nisrine Amine shows Arka around the homely Lebanese strip of Guildford, the suburb where she grew up. They go in search of fresh crispy falafels, and find comfort in hand-made Lebanese sweets.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Chilean

19 x
Arka and writer/director Matias Bolla snack on empanadas and get invited to a lively Chilean asado (BBQ) out the back of a third generation Chilean butcher in Fairfield.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Burmese

29 x
Writer Claire Cao treats Arka to her dad's home-made Burmese snacks before they head to Blacktown for a sumptuous meal at one of Western Sydney's only Burmese restaurants, with actor Jing-Xuan Chan.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Indian

22 x
Harris Park is known to locals as Little India; the perfect place for Arka and guests Leah Vandenberg and Bina Bhattacharya to unpack the richness of Indian regional cuisine and reflect on the diversity of being south Asian.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Vietnamese

24 x
In bustling Canley Heights, Arka's tucks into his dream dish, the Vietnamese crispy-skin chicken noodles and tries some sweet stinky durian with writer Tien Tran, and actors Khoi Trinh and Brandon Nguyen.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Bangladeshi

32 x
Arka takes actors Rahel Rohman and Thuso Lekwape to explore the sights, sounds and flavours of the thriving Bangladeshi strip in Lakemba.