SEOUL, KOREA – Premiered on April, CJ E&M’s new food variety show Street Food Fighter recorded a peak viewership rate of 2.2% and had the highest viewership among ages 20 to 49 within cable programs in the same timeslot. Hosted by celebrity chef and restaurant franchise mogul Baek Jong-won, the program uncovers hidden street food trends around the world and unveils the story behind the food and culture.


In the first episode, Baek Jong-won roamed through the street corners of Cheongdu, China to reveal the secrets behind the unique spiciness of Sichuan style cuisine. From everyone’s all-time favorite dish Mapo Tofu to the comparatively unfamiliar Fei Chang Fen, Baek introduced a wide array of popular Sichuan style local street foods.


Producer Park Hee-yeon said, “Street Food Fighter will introduce intriguing stories behind the origins and traditions of different global street foods  around the world” and she added, “Mr. Baek’s verbal depiction combined with the colorful footage will create an immersive experience for viewers as if they are actually experiencing the local atmosphere first hand.” This is the producer’s second project with Baek Jong-won after Mr. Baek the Homemade Food Master 3.


Meanwhile, Street Food Fighter airs on CJ E&M’s flagship channel tvN every Monday 23:00 (K.S.T.).