Fabio Viviani on Food Fighters

“Top Chef” alum Fabio Viviani may specialize in Italian cuisine, but he is more than willing to tackle an Asian food challenge on an upcoming episode of “Food Fighters.”

In Zap2it’s sneak peek of Viviani’s episode, the chef decides to throw in a special ingredient to ensure his dish stands out from the rest.

“It’s got to be tasty. It’s got to be flavorful. It’s gotta be spicy,” he says. “My spin on this is to make my own version of an Italian beef sandwich with pork rib sausage and Asian flavor. Kimchi is nothing else but cabbage with a lot of spiciness to it, which brings a lot of flavor to the dish without making me work too much for it.”

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Find out just how well Viviani’s celebrity dish fares in the competition against home cook Zac Delap’s when “Food Fighter” airs Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.