Fresh, Fried & Crispy is hosted by Daym Drops, who came to fame with his fast-food critic reviews on YouTube.
Food critic Daym Drops, who gained his popularity more than a decade ago doing fast food reviews with one video getting more than 10 million views, is the host of the famous Netflix show 'Fresh, Fried & Crispy'.
In the first episode, Daym goes to St. Louis, a city with a great culinary heritage, to eat in a vegan restaurant called SweetArt.
The curious thing about this chapter is that Daym Drops is known for being vegetable-hating.
SweetArt is a family-owned bakeshop, cafe, art studio located in St. Louis city.
Restaurant owner and chef Reine Bayoc tempts him with a fried apple hand pie and then gets him to try Zora Neale Hurston’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which is made without chicken!.
"I have to admit that this is the very first time I was in a vegan establishment where I wanted more, where I didn't mind that it wasn't actual chicken," Drops said. "The flavor was so amazing. It was so close to it and even better — dare I say it, I have to look around and make sure nobody's watching — even better than some chicken sandwiches I've had. Oh my goodness."
Daym response to the sandwich wasn't a surprise for chef Bayoc:
"I think what makes our chicken sandwich good is that we season the 'chicken', we have a wet and dry mix to do our breading, and we season every step of the way," she says. "And then we pay really close attention to how to make a really great Buffalo sauce and how to make a really great ranch from scratch with lots of herbs. It's very time-consuming, but it's very good. And I think that's why people like it."
If you haven’t seen the show yet, what are you waiting for?
Maybe you get some inspiration to try to make your own Vegan Chicken Sandwich!