Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Food Network will premiere its latest original series, Food Wars Asia, which promises to end disputes on which restaurants make the best local dishes across Asia once and for all! Food Wars Asia will premiere on April 7, 2015, Tuesday, at 8 pm.

The 6 x 30 min. series is hosted by Food Hero winner, Michele Lean and follows her as she visits popular food establishments in Singapore or Malaysia where she learns how they make their signature dish. She then pits the two local restaurants against each other in a blind taste test, in which fans of the food establishment, the general public and celebrity guest judges will decide who is the “Best of the Best”.

Michele Lean. Photo courtesy of Food Network Asia.

Fans may also visit the Food Network Facebook page ( to view exclusive online videos featuring Michele as she visit local food stalls in Singapore and Malaysia and reviews their signature dishes.

CheeK, Head of Creative, Content and Marketing, Scripps Networks Interactive, Asia Pacific said, “Food Wars Asia is in line with our commitment to bring localized and relevant content to our viewers. Food Wars is one of our most popular programs on Food Network, and we are glad to be able to offer a local version that resonates with our audience in Asia. I am also thrilled to see Michele transform from the first Food Hero winner for Food Network, to become a key face of the channel. I look forward to discovering and nurturing more Asian talents with Food Hero in 2015.”

Michele Lean said, “Hosting Food Wars Asia was such an incredible experience for me. The program is filled with suspense, drama and excitement, and features real people who have a real passion for their food. I learned so much from all of the stalls and restaurants that I visited, and I can’t wait to share my journey with Food Network viewers. Winning Food Hero has brought me one step closer to living my dream as a television host, and I can’t wait to see what other adventures await me!”

Michele Lean is the 2014 winner of Food Hero, an Asia-wide talent search for fresh new on-air talent, as hosted by two popular food and lifestyle channels — Asian Food Channel and Food Network. Look out for the return of Food Hero in May 2015 — those keen on becoming the next face of Food Network or the Asian Food Channel may submit their video entries via from May 11, 2015 onwards.

Catch Michele Lean in Food Wars Asia, on April 7, 2015, Tuesday, at 8 pm on Cignal HD channel 100, SkyCable channel 68, SkyCable HD channel 182 and Destiny Cable channel 68. Visit from March 20, 2015 onwards for more information about the program and latest updates.

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