In May, CNN's Culinary Journey's meets Michelin Star chef Vicky Lau and Wan Jiachun, a Chinese tea master.
‘Culinary Journeys’ is a new series of monthly half-hour shows on CNN International, which explores a different destination through the dish or cuisine that has helped put it on the map; from gazpacho soup in Madrid to Doro Wett in Addis Ababa; Khao chae in Thailand to pierogies in Krakow.
The third episode of the series features Hong Kong chef Vicky Lau, founder of Tate Dining Room & Bar in Hong Kong. With a Michelin Star under her belt and a new title of Asia’s best female chef, Lau is out to express her inspirations and experiences through what she calls “edible stories”.
Though Lau lives in Hong Kong, she feels she still has a lot to learn about Chinese cuisine. Her culinary journey takes her from Hong Kong to Hangzhou, capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. Hangzhou is famed for its beautiful landscapes which have inspired poets and writers alike. Here Lau heads to the mountainous tea farms with tea master Wan Jiachun to learn the art of the legendary Dragon Well tea. This tea is a key ingredient to the traditional dish, Dragon Well tea shrimp.
Also on the show, Lau joins Colin Cheng, chef at 28 HuBin Road restaurant to learn the secrets behind a dish that started as a mistake during the Qing Dynasty.