What To Watch: One Night Food Trip – International Edition
I love reality TV shows and I love food. So getting a media invite from our friend Marky to launch tvN Asia’s latest spinoff was very thrilling to me! This July, Asia’s craziest food contest returns to the Philippines as One Night Food Trip – International Edition. Now on its second season, it’s headlined by K-pop heartthrobs Nichkhun of boy band 2PM and actor-host Alexander “Xander” Lee. Nichkhun and Xander will need to face off against celebrity cousins Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto in a culinary frenzy around The Philippines. One Night Food Trip – International Edition will fly exclusively with Cebu Pacific for the entire second season.
48 Hour Road to The ‘Golden Passport’
ONFT-International Edition is based on the popular Korean food competition show One Night Food Trip. The only difference in the international edition is that it adds a twist by having K-pop celebrities travel to various Asian destinations. This season, the lineup includes the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia. There, teams will have to eat, play, and compete against local celebrities. Each team must complete missions involving exotic flavors and cultural attractions to earn stamps. In the end, team that collects the most stamps within 48 hours takes home the much-coveted ‘Golden Passport’.
Who’s Who in One Night Food Trip Philippines
Aside from 2PM, Nichkhun is also a songwriter, actor and model, with television and film projects in South Korea and China. On the other hand, Xander Lee is a former member of the South Korean boy band U-KISS. His most recent projects include the lead role in a Philippine TV series “My Korean Jagiya,” opposite Heart Evangelista.
From the Philippines, Danica Sotto-Pingris is a television host and celebrity chef, with a degree in Culinary Arts and Technology Management from the Center for Culinary Arts Manila. Her cousin, Ciara Sotto, is a television host, singer, actress and expert pole dancer. She regularly teaches pole dancing classes in Manila.
One Night Food Trip Season 2: The Best of The Philippines
In the Philippine segment of the show, Nichkhun and Xander jet-set together from Cebu to Pampanga. While celebrity tandem chef Danica and singer-actress Ciara take a separate route from Coron to Legazpi for a unique experience of the country’s sights and delicacies. One of their stops is at luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila where they explore the Forbes five-star hotel, NÜWA, try out decadent dishes at the award-winning Crystal Dragon restaurant, and immerse in the DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space called DreamPlay.
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And last June 22, in the exclusive media preview held in the City of Dreams, we had the chance to sample COD’s selection of Korean and Filipino dishes. Check out all their hearty food selection:
One Night Food Trip Airs July 30 2018
The four-episode Philippine segment on Season 2 airs on 30 July (Monday) at 18:30 (GMT+8). It is in partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, that markets and promotes the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism destination.
So what can we expect from the Philippine leg of One Night Food Trip? Well, a lot of new and exciting stuff: secret places, crazy challenges, and delicious food. According to Ciara, the show made he “fall in love with the Philippines more. Not just because of the yummy food but also the new places” they saw. And isn’t that any travelers objective? To taste new food, do new experiences, and see new places? I’m definitely excited for the 30th!
Have you seen Season 1? What are you looking forward to for Season 2? 🙂
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Official Partners and Other Details
Cebu Pacific is the official carrier of One Night Food Trip – International Edition 2. It has the widest network within the Philippines with 37 domestic destinations. This made traveling and shooting from one island to another easier with seamless inter-island connections. Sparing the hosts and crew from flying to bigger airport hubs just to move across the Philippines. Aside from a direct flight between Manila and Incheon, Cebu Pacific also flies directly from Incheon to Cebu, making it easier to get to popular beach destinations like Mactan Island or Bohol, or connect to 26 international destinations that span the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the United States (Guam).
One Night Food Trip – International Edition debuted in 2017 on tvN in Asia with sister-and-brother K-pop idols, Sandara “Dara” Park and Thunder pairing against TV host Grace Lee and radio DJ Sam YG for the Philippine segment.
One Night Food Trip – International Edition will premiere exclusively on tvN on 30 July (Monday) at 18:30 (GMT+8). tvN is available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai.
Follow One Night Food Trip – International Edition Season 2 on social media with hashtags #OneNightFoodTripIntl2, #ONFTIntl2, #CEBTravels and #tvNAsia.
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The show is supported by:
- Tourism Promotions Board Philippines
- City of Dreams, Manila
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