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Watch Jon Favreau Recreate The Infamous Chocolate Lava Cake From ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau’s got a knack for recreating the most iconic recipes from his culinary film Chef. After sharing the recipe for his Cuban sandwich that everyone began falling for on the Internet, the director/actor/chef has added another food from the item to his arsenal: chocolate lava cake.

For those unfamiliar, Favreau’s character in Chef, Carl Casper, had an epic meltdown over a food critic and his remarks on the chocolate lava cake Casper’s restaurant made. Casper blasted the critic for saying his cake was undercooked, saying that it was “fucking molten” instead thanks to a frozen ganache cylinder on the inside.

Favreau decided to recreate that recipe, and enlisted the help of Chef Roy Choi, who made the dishes for the film, and Andrew Rea, host of YouTube cooking show Binging with Babish. On Rea’s channel, the three joined forces to recreate the cakes just like they looked in the original film, frozen ganache and all.

It was an interesting experience for Favreau, who noted that “this is one the dish that was already plated” on set, meaning he got to learn as much from Rea as Rea did from him and Roy Choi. Rea also left the day with Favreau’s pasta fork from the set (the one used to make the sexy Aglio de Olio pasta), so he got a huge win out hanging with Chefs Choi and Casper.

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‘Chef’ Is Getting An Official Bollywood Remake And It Looks Awesome

If you loved Jon Favreau’s hunger-inducing classic Chef, get excited, because an official Chef Bollywood remake is on the way.

The adaptation of Favreau’s gem is being directed by Raja Krishna Menon, who, based on the trailer, has managed to capture a lot of the original movie’s spirit. Like Favreau’s film, the movie focuses on a top-rated chef who trades in his white tablecloth job to reconnect with family and open up his own food truck (well, in this case, bus). It features a lot of light-hearted fun, upbeat message and music, and of course, some legit food porn shots.

The remake was announced in 2015, and Jon Favreau himself was excited to see how the film would “translate into Indian culture.” So far, it seems to have some incredible visual pop and heartfelt moments. Raja Krishna Menon did put in more touching family moments in favor of some of the more lewd humor in the original film, but it gives the movie trailer a unique touch that makes it appear to stand out from the original.

If you’re looking to relive one of the greatest culinary movies of all time in a new light, this Chef Bollywood remake offers exactly that. India will be able to view it starting October 6th. It’s unknown when it’ll make its way to the US and beyond, but stateside fans should keep a lookout for release dates here.