Season 1, Episode 03 –
China – the superpower the world fears, but few really know. Ken Hom, the godfather of Chinese cuisine, and Ching-He Huang, leading chef of the contemporary generation, together undertake an epic 3000-mile culinary adventure across China – not only to reveal its food, but its people, history, culture and soul.
Ken and Ching leave the heaving megacities far behind to embark on an intrepid journey across China’s vast western frontier where few travellers dare to venture. From the tropical jungles of Yunnan to the deeply divided Muslim city of Kashgar in China’s wild west, their journey takes them deep into the culture and cuisines of the country’s ethnic minority groups who make up almost 10 percent of the population. This is a China known to few, where communites and their traditions are surviving in the grip of a burgeoning superpower.