Destination Flavour China

October 2019

Season 1 Episode 1 - Beijing

4.7 137 x
Adam has been to Beijing more times than he can count. His mother has lived here for decades, and during his time as a corporate lawyer, he had plenty of opportunities to visit her here. Before he visits however, he’s keen to uncover the capital’s food and culture. Things move at frightening speed in Beijing and as he vent...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Anhui

3.5 84 x
Adam visits the beautiful, mountainous province of Anhui, home to one of the eight great regional cuisines of China. Anhui cuisine is hearty, peasant food that uses seasonal, wild produce from the mountains.
July 2019

Season 1 Episode 10 - Hainan Island

Expired 4.0 24 x
Adam arrives in Hainan, ready for the Liaw family reunion. After months apart, he’s meeting his wife and two kids here in Haikou, to join him at the family reunion, but before they arrive, he’s keen to check out the islands food and culture. Hainan Island is known as ‘Oriental Hawaii’, and it enjoys the same palm-fringed g...

Season 1 Episode 8 - Fuijian

Expired 3.0 15 x
On his journey discovering China’s history through its food, Adam comes to another one of the eight great regional cuisines - Fujian - a place with a long history of migration where the movement of people left an enduring mark that manifested in its food and culture. Adam starts his exploration in the ancient port city of ...

Season 1 Episode 9 - Hong Kong And Guandong

Expired 4.0 23 x
Hong Kong looms on the horizon, its glittering peaks towering over the lush foliage tumbling down the steep peaks that punctuate the city. Adam has arrived in a city where restaurant is king and the average Hong Kong resident eats out an astonishing 23 times a month. To help him find his way around, Adam meets up with his ...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Shanghai

Expired 4.0 28 x
Adam takes a side trip to a city he knew all-too-well during his years working as a corporate lawyer for the Disney company - Shanghai. This global metropolis doesn’t officially fit into any of the regions Adam is visiting for the eight great regional cuisines, but given he’s in the neighbourhood, he can’t pass by without ...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Shandong

Expired 3.0 19 x
Shandong cuisine is regarded as one of the most influential schools of Chinese food culture. Adam visits the region?s capital, Jinan, to sample a dish seen as a regional highlight. Sweet and sour carp must be made using carp taken from the Yellow River where the fish are plump and tender, and deep-fried in such a way that ...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Yunnan

Expired 3.0 14 x
Whilst the Han ethnic group makes up 92% of Chinas population, Yunnan holds the largest number of ethnic minority groups, with 25 here out of the 55 that are recognised. Adam is keen to explore different ethnic minorities within the province and see how their traditions have the shaped the region, and its food, into what i...

Season 1 Episode 7 - Sichuan And Hunan

Expired 4.0 45 x
On his journey discovering China’s history through its food, Adam’s next stops are the fiery provinces of Sichuan and Hunan, both part of the eight great regional cuisines. This time he’s got someone to help him explore, Chinese food expert Fuchsia Dunlop, who has written books on both Sichuanese and Hunanese cuisine.

Season 1 Episode 3 - Jiangsu And Zhejiang

Expired 4.0 13 x
Adam?s journey to explore China?s history through its food continues as he visits the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, both considered part of the eight great regional cuisines of China and celebrated for their wealth and sophistication.