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Slumfood Millionaire

The residents of Kampung Kesuapan on Gaya Island come from generations of sea gypsies from Southern Philippines, known as the Bajau. Home cooks Zaiton and Jalinah show us their traditional cuisine - creamy pufferfish stew, umami sea urchin rice and tender tapioca cakes. These are the bastions of proud migrant cuisine going strong in a water village that is shunned by the Kota Kinabalu mainland.
Slumfood Millionaire

Slumfood Millionaire - S1E2: Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu

07 Jun 2020 09:00pm
The residents of Kampung Kesuapan on Gaya Island come from generations of sea gypsies from Southern Philippines, known as the Bajau. Home cooks Zaiton and Jalinah show us their traditional cuisine - creamy pufferfish stew, umami sea urchin rice and tender tapioca cakes. These are the bastions of proud migrant cuisine going strong in a water village that is shunned by the Kota Kinabalu mainland.

Slumfood Millionaire

About the show:

Embark on a mouth-watering journey through the slums of Asia, the last places on earth you would expect to find delicious foods. This unique documentary series celebrates the flavourful, and often unknown dishes made by talented cooks in the slums of Manila, Bangkok, Mumbai, Jakarta, Phnom Penh and Kota Kinabalu. Using cheap and overlooked ingredients, they cook up scrumptious dishes that are famous within the slums. Their passion and resilience prove that good food need not be expensive.   From waterfall pork to sea urchin rice and even grilled stuffed frogs with pork, a gastronomical adventure awaits you. The cooks will even take you on a tour of their lives in the hoods. So what are you waiting for? 

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