Ching-He Huang takes on the USA's most beloved dishes as she finds the best burger and spaghetti and meatballs in New York before spinning a Chinese version of them. Recipes: The B and B "Bash Burger", Lemongrass-Coconut Noodles with Spicy Chinese Meatballs and Wasabi Potato Salad.
Ching-He Huang heads to Flushing, New York's Chinatown where she explores the mysterious food enclaves and creates a Flushing-inspired dish. Recipes: Zhajiang Bao; Sichuan Tofu Gan and Warm Celery Salad
Ching-He Huang helps her friend, Phil Rosenthal, to prepare Chinese-inspired finger foods for a party he is throwing for his wife's birthday. They make Lemon Smash, Longevity Noodles, Mini Taiwanese Meatballs, Oolong Tea Infused Pisco Sour, Seafood and Chive Dumplings, and Spicy Lychee Tequila Gimlet.
Ching-He Huang scours the City of Angels to find the best Chinese offerings in the vast Los Angeles late-night street eats scene. Recipes: Ching's Midnight Dan Dan Noodles, Formosa Sticky Ribs, Spicy Oyster Omelet "Tacos".
Ching-He Huang discovers the food from her youth at Monterey Park's Little Taiwan and explores what makes Taiwanese food distinct from other forms of Chinese cuisine. Recipes: Ching's Classic Beef Noodle Soup, Oat Congee with Fried Eggs and Scallions, Railroad Pork Chop
Aromatics take center stage as Ching-He Huang shows you the superstar ingredients behind every Chinese staple. Recipes: 40 Clove Garlic Chicken, Crisp Five-Spice Calamari with Spicy Citrus Noodles, Ginger Miso Seafood Broth, Roasted Miso Chicken Wings, The Stinking Rose's Garlic-Tini
The almighty Chinese noodle gets the red carpet treatment as Ching-He Huang explores the variety of Chinese noodles and how they are used, making Hot and Sour Fresh Noodles with Zucchini plus Shiitake and Black Bean Ho Fun with Crisp Pastrami.
When it comes to spicy food, Chinese food is often not thought of as being part of the conversation. Ching-He Huang wants to change this perception by showing how Chinese cuisine can be both dangerously hot and pleasantly accessible with her Spicy Four-Chile Pepper Chicken and Smoky Hot Scallops and Chives.
Chinese cuisine makes the jump from Chinatown to Manhattan's finest restaurants as Ching-He Huang sees how these superstar chefs have incorporated their favorite elements of Chinese cuisine into their restaurant's menu. Recipes include Chicken with Kaffir Lime Pesto, Far East Lobster Bouillabaisse, Classic Shrimp Laksa with Rice Noodles and Eastern Style Tuna Nicoise Salad with Tea Marbled Eggs and Wasabi Vinaigrette.
Ching-He Huang explores Americans' favorite Chinese food and how it differs from the Chinese cuisine found in China. She makes Shrimp and Bacon Sesame Toast and General Tso's Chicken with Spiced Sesame Rice.
Ching-He Huang sets out to show the unseen side of Chinese cuisine -- the delicious sweets. She is enlisted to prepare some Chinese-inspired desserts for a kid's party, and makes Egg Custard Tarts with Bananas and Caramel and Strawberry-Lychee Spring Rolls.
Ching-He Huang has a goal -- to make the vegetables the star of the plate! She takes a tour of restaurants with some unique vegetarian dishes, and then heads to Union Square Greenmarket to cook with a program for at-risk youth, making Egg-Fried Rice with Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Asian Vegetable Couscous.
Ching-He Huang explores the rich Chinese culture found in Manhattan's Chinatown, from ping pong, tai chi and men playing Chinese chess in the park, to a dim sum house and classic food carts. Recipes include Pork Meatballs in Sticky Rice and Chili Chicken Pitas with Spicy Hoisin Sauce.
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