A Taste of Hong Kong 3 - Keyart

Local chef and foodie extraordinaire Christian Yang loves everything about his city, especially its one-of-a-kind food culture. Its gastronomic landscape is like no other in the world and Christian wants to create a pop-up food event as an ode to his hometown’s delicious sights and smells. Christian invites professional globetrotter Ian Wright to Hong Kong to lend a helping hand. As Ian has seen (and eaten) practically anything and everything across Asia and the world, his expert palette is just what Christian needs to narrow down his search.

 In each episode, Christian and Ian will travel around Hong Kong to uncover the very best of a particular type of food – from star eats to street eats and style eats. Each person will pick out a place they envision will fit the pop up event, with the goal of finding five to six dishes to feature at the event. In addition to the duos selections, Christian will flex his culinary skills by coming up with a unique dish inspired by his adventures with Ian.

 At the pop-up event, Ian and Christian will gather the feedback on their selection but the ultimate test is whether Christian has captured a true taste of Hong Kong with his specially created dish. With ultimate bragging rights at stake, invited food journalists, local celebrities, travellers and food lovers will play judge and jury!

 

The series is produced in collaboration with:
Hong Kong Tourism Board

Episode Guide

Ep 1 – Star Eats

Maverick chef, Christian Yang and travel host, Ian Wright, decide to take a shot at putting together the quintessential stomach's guide to celebrity eats in star-studded Hong Kong. The duo embarks on a journey across restaurants helmed and enjoyed by stars of both the silver screen and the culinary world. What they uncover is a tantalizing stew of everything ranging from the exotic to tasteful avant-garde.

Locations visited: Ser Wong Fun, On Dining, Amber, The Chairman, Krug Room

 

Ep 2 – Street Eats

In this episode, Christian and Ian take on Hong Kong's reputation as Asia's haven for street food. But are street eats in the city all about meat-on-sticks as some would believe? The dynamic duo digs in deep to discover a delectable landscape that features traditional fares, Michelin starred bites and even quirky titbits from maverick young start-ups.

Locations visited: Munchies Donut Ice Cream, Kam Hing Chiu Chow Restaurant, Super Bowl King Traditional Snack, Oddies Foodies, Cong Sao Dessert, Keung Kee, Mammy Pancake, Isee Isee Ice Pops, Wing Kee Noodle

 

Ep 3 – Style Eats

Hong Kong is one of the most celebrated fashion capitals in the world. But is its cuisine just as stylish? Christian and Ian undertake what may be their most challenging mission: To find out just what would make for stylish eats in such a trendy city. Along the way, they encounter unique Hong Kong style gastro-pubs, restaurants mirroring an art museum and even an unlikely seaside foodie getaway.

Locations visited: Foxglove, Duddell’s, Yin Yang Coastal, Grassroots Pantry, Second Draft, Popsy Modern Kitchen

About Ian Wright & Christian Yang

Ian Wright & Christian Yang - A Taste of Hong Kong 3

IAN WRIGHT

Englishman Ian Wright, the most travelled man on the planet, has been the face of travel TV for two decades. He is best known for hosting GLOBE TREKKER and INVITE MR WRIGHT.

Before presenting GLOBE TREKKER, Ian spent three months in Guyana with Operation Raleigh, a Prince's Trust initiative, traveling in a self-made bamboo raft down uncharted rivers.

He spent three months in Egypt, seven months traveling around India and Nepal, and six months traveling around Europe including Poland and Romania.

An accomplished artist and theater performer, Ian has had an exhibition of his paintings at Chats Palace. He also devises plays in schools, runs drama and art workshops at the Children's House in Islington on the weekends and works with children with behavioural difficulties in special schools. After leaving art school, his 'odd jobs' included working as a cycle courier and making and selling crafts, jewellery and homemade jams at Spitafields Market in East London. He currently lives near here with his wife and family. To relax, Ian enjoys playing football, eating out, and going for walks in the English countryside.

CHRISTIAN YANG

A true advocate of Hong Kong culture, Chef Christian Yang uses his culinary expertise in European culinary techniques to convey the iconic flavours of Hong Kong to the world's foodie population.

Christian has trained in many Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe before settling back in Hong Kong. He hosted the highly rated “Food and Culture” 味之天下 by RTHK alongside his mentor Martin Yan (Yan Can Cook).

Christian continues to host NOW TV’s critically acclaimed food programs “Chef Corner” 煮角 and "Junior Chef Corner" 小煮角 and travels to Europe to teach chefs about Chinese Cuisine and Culture.