Gok Wan – Gok Cooks Chinese
In a popular series by the style guru Gok Wan – Gok Cooks Chinese on channel 4.
This is a six part series, where Gok Wan digs into his Chinese heritage and provides a unique take on Chinese cuisine. As a fashion guru Gok has his own approach to food.
The cookbook is called Gok Cooks Chinese and is highly regarded by reviewers.
Gok presents recipes for Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup, Fried Rice, Honey-glazed Char Siu Pork, Dim Sum, Street Food, One Pot Wonders and Feasts. The program show us how to select ingredients and cook in a relaxed way, providing help on Chinese cooking skills.
See the Channel 4 guide here
The episodes include : (follow the links to the 4oD player)
Episode One – Chinese Classics
Perfect fried rice, that can include a variety of left overs. Hope to use rice cooked the day previously – add eggs.
Gok reminices about the food his family used to cook and fairly moves along to prepare and demistify Chinese culinary.
Fast food to a banquet. Gok’s father a cook, helps Gok with his Cantonese – Char Sui Fried Pork.
Gok prepares stir fried green beans and shrimps.
Then off to the Hakasan restaurant in London and to see how fast a main, Fragrant beef in Black bean sauce can be prepared and sent out to the diner. Gok then show us his version. One minute and 41 seconds.
Next how to select and use a wok.
Spicy stir fried prawns and cashew nuts is the next recipe. Base on the three basic ingredients of flavour, sring onion, garlic and ginger.
Check out Channel 4 for the 4oD player to see the rest of the series:
Episode Two – Dim Sum
Episode Three – Family Favourites
Episode Four – Traditional
Episode Five – Street Food
Episode Six – Celebration Feast
There is a book to accompany the six part TV series. See reviews by clicking the Amazon book link below. Gog attains an excellent 5 star rating overall.