WATCH: Korean show 'One Night Food Trip' returns to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The hit Asia's food contest "One Night Food Trip" is back to the Philippines, pay TV channel in Korea, tvN announced in a press conference held at City of Dreams Manila on Friday.

Korean show One Night Food Trip returns to the Philippines
K-pop heartthrobs Nichkhun of boy band 2PM and actor-host Alexander “Xander” Lee face off against celebrity cousins Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto in a culinary frenzy around the country, the One Night Food Trip – International Edition.

The second season of One Night Food Trip – International Edition features K-pop heartthrobs Nichkhun of 2PM and former U-Kiss member Xander Lee, together with local celebrities Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto-Oconer.

Based on popular Korean food competition show One Night Food Trip, the international edition adds a twist by having K-pop celebrities travel to various Asian destination including the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia where they eat, play, and compete against local celebrities. Each team must complete missions involving exotic flavors and cultural attractions to earn stamps. The team that collects the most stamps within 48 hours takes home the Golden Passport.

In the Philippine segment of the show, Nichkhun and Xander jet-set together from Cebu to Pampanga, while celebrity 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.

“When you watch this show, you will really have a lot of places to take your girlfriend, wife, family and friends with a very nice view,” Nichkhun said.

Celebrity chef Danica Sotto-Pingris and singer-host Ciara Sotto.
Celebrity chef Danica Sotto-Pingris and singer-host Ciara Sotto.

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.

The four-episode Philippine segment on Season 2 airs on July 30 (Monday) at 18:30 (GMT+8) on tvN. 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.

One Night Food Trip – International Edition debuted in 2017 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.

tvN is available in the Philippines via Cignal (DTH) Channel 160, Destiny Cable Channel 75 / Channel 145 and SkyCable Channel 145 / Channel 191 (HD).

— The Summit Express

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