Gok hopes he can get his father's old take-away shop to serve fusion-Chinese food with pizzazz.
However, to fulfil that dream, Gok has to get past his father, an immigrant from Hong Kong and a purist in Chinese cuisine. Having grown up in the only Asian family on his street in Leicester, Gok believes that there is more to his take of modern Chinese food than his father’s rigid vision.
So Gok sets off to visit Chinese communities around the globe to discover their take on Chinese food outside of China. Is their view of Chinese cuisine as strict as his fathers? Or have they immersed into their new localities so completely that they’ve created a distinct flavour? And what will Gok’s journey into the Chinese diaspora help him discover his own identity?
From the UK to the Caribbean through to the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, Gok will meet people who take him on food adventures and spark off ideas of creating Chinese style" food without the quintessential Chinese ingredients. He will come off with concrete ideas of creating food that best reflects his personality and Chinese heritage.... Read more.