Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure

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Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure

Series 1 - Episode 1



Ken Hom and chef Ching-He Huang make an odd couple on this foodie tour of China. He’s thoughtful and laconic while she is perky and animated, garnishing every sentence with adjectives.

Those with sensitive dispositions may have the same reaction as Ching to the seahorse-on-a-stick delicacy they see at the local market: “I eat chicken feet and duck’s tongue, but not this,” she squeals, while Ken just smiles enigmatically.


Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang set out on an epic culinary trek across China, aiming to delve into the nation's heart and soul through its food. They begin in the capital, Beijing, where time-honoured Chinese dishes such as noodles, dumplings and Peking duck are being given a new spin. The pair cook for world-class chefs in the city's most celebrated restaurants and also visit the homes of ordinary residents to learn traditional cooking methods.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Ken Hom
Presenter Ching-He Huang
Director Emma Peach
Executive Producer Paula Trafford
Series Producer Emma Peach