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Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure

Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure is a four-part documentary series hosted by Chefs Ken Hom and Ching He Huang, undertaking a culinary adventure across China, sampling its food, history and culture. Ken and Ching travel to Beijing, learning about Peking Duck, and on to the Silk Road, Kashgar, and the Sichuan Province, together bringing a unique and authoritative perspective on Chinese food that will surprise and inform. Ken and Ching undertake an epic 3000-mile culinary adventure across China - not only to reveal its food, but its people, history, culture and soul.

Episode 1 - Beijing
They begin in Beijing, the imperial capital for 800 years. It is a city where tradition and innovation sit side by side, and where quintessential Chinese dishes - noodles, dumplings and Peking duck - are being showcased with a new culinary confidence.

Episode 2 - Chengdu
Ken and Ching explore the effects of sweeping modernisation in China's fastest growing city, Chengdu. It is the capital of Sichuan province, where the locals cling on to their identity through food.

Episode 3 - Yunnan to Kashgar
From the tropical jungles of Yunnan to the deeply divided Muslim city of Kashgar in China's wild west, Ken and Ching journey deep into the culture and cuisines of the country's ethnic minority groups who make up almost 10 percent of the population.

Episode 4 - Guangzhou to Hong Kong
In the final leg of their culinary adventure across China, Ken and Ching make an emotional return to their ancestral homes, the climax of their entire journey, before reuniting for their final meal in Hong Kong.


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