Embark on an epicurean journey of China and Hong Kong to unravel the gastrological wonders of Chinese cuisine in this 2 parts series Culinary China. It is widely agreed that China has one of the world’s great cuisines. It is perhaps not so commonly known that Chinese food culture had shaped the way some of the people are eating today with its food inventions and discoveries thousands of years ago.
Insight into the inventions of chopsticks, hotpot, vinegar, beancurd and noodles. Meet the protagonists of modern China who seek to preserve the legends and heritage of these inventions.
Viewers are taken into the world of the people whose lives are closely connected to the four most expensive and sought after foods on earth: birds' nests, abalone, shark’s fins and sea cucumber. Where previously only emperors and his royal family could lay their fingers on, these heavenly foods are now lapped up by anyone who can afford the exorbitant prize tags!