David Rocco

The celebrity chef behind the hit TV shows Dolce Vita, Dolce India, Dolce Napoli, and Dolce Africa, David Rocco has recently been filming his next global series, Dolce Southeast Asia.

Traveling throughout Malaysia and Singapore, David has been delighting us, and his 100K Instagram followers, with a behind-the scenes look into his incredible culinary adventures, sharing fantastic photos and videos.

Warning: His posts will make you hungry and fill you with wanderlust!

Street Eats in Malaysia

David spent April sampling the best food Malaysia has to offer in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, befriending some of the best local chefs and Southeast Asia food connoisseurs.

His love for street food was infectious as he ate his way through Penang.

David Rocco in Malaysia 

While in Kuala Lumpur, Marina Mahathir, from the organization Sisters in Islam, and Ivy Josiah, from Women’s Aid Organization, even convinced David to try a dish featuring his kryptonite — durian, the world’s smelliest fruit.

But he followed it up with a day of cooking and eating fresh crab dishes that left our mouths watering.


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Today was all Crabs, Crabs, Crabs… Chilli Curry Crabs and Boiled Crabs! #DolceSEAsia @zungninjaphotographer

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Hawker Culture in Singapore

In Singapore, David was quick to dive into the hawker culture. He visited (and ate his way through) the East Coast Lagoon Food Centre and other hot spots, where his local friends helped him find and cook the best dishes.

David Rocco in Singapore

David loved the passion he saw from the owners and chefs of the hawker stalls, and was quick to show his appreciation.

Check out #DolceSEAsia on Instagram to follow David on more of his Southeast Asia culinary adventures!

Celebrity Chef: East vs. West Premieres in North America

While waiting for Dolce Southeast Asia, catch David starring in Celebrity Chef: East vs. West, currently airing on TLN. This show sees David compete against Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse in a quest for cooking domination! Watch it Sundays at 7:00 PM or Thursdays at 8:00 PM.

David is available for events, appearances, large scale partnerships, social campaigns, and more. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.