Gok Cooks Chinese

Street Food

Series 1 - Episode 5 Street Food



“For the Chinese, eating on the go is an art,” says Gok Wan. Maybe, but for some Brits it’s eating with chopsticks that’s the real art – and one they struggle to master. So tucked in among Gok’s recipes for quick and easy Chinese street food is a helpful demonstration of how to manipulate your chopsticks without flicking your chicken and prawn parcel halfway across the floor or dribbling your hoisin sauce down your trousers.

Although he’s already a dab hand at cooking, Gok is always keen to learn more, and so has a hilarious lesson from a “dumpling demon from Beijing”, who knocks out 500 of the little beauties every day in her Brixton cafe.


Gok Wan cooks traditional street food, including lamb and cucumber kebabs and tender beef noodle soup. He then heads to Brixton, south London, for a dumpling-making race with Auntie Li, who is bringing real Beijing street food to south London.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gok Wan
Executive Producer Sue Murphy
Executive Producer Pat Llewellyn