In Search Of Umami

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Kuala Lumpur

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The Maillard reaction is the science describing the heat that forces interplay between proteins and sugars translating into colour, aroma, and flavour in Kuala Lumpur's claypot rice, char siu, and roti canai.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Kelantan

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Robert explores Kelantan cuisine where villagers turn anchovies into a fermented sauce called budu, and sardines into sausage called keropok lekor. Home cooks also use umami ingredients to make nasi kerabu and nasi tumpang.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Singapore

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Whats behind the salted egg craze? What other ingredients have been discreetly working to give us satisfying taste sensations? Robert examines the roles of soy beans, egg yolk, and bone marrow in Singapore.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Hanoi

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Rob travels to Hanoi - home to pho, cha ca, egg coffee, bun cha, and many dipping sauces. He learns how cooks pull tasty flavours from natural ingredients and anything edible such as fermented prawns, and giant water beetles.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Busan

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Robert travels to South Korea to meet fine-dining chefs in Seoul who twist the traditions of Hansik to produce a deep taste, evocative of their childhood. He then heads to Busan to meet his mum, and try his hand at kimchi making.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Seoul

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Host Robert Allison heads to Seoul to explore its diverse street food scene, where he samples dishes comprised of blood, kimchi, doenjang, gochujang, nuruk, and spam.