On next month’s ‘Culinary Journeys’ CNN follows Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau from her restaurant in Hong Kong to the Chinese city of Hangzhou where she explores the history and culture of a famous local dish, Dragon Well tea shrimp.

Lau’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Tate Dining Room & Bar, features a refined mix of delicate French techniques, artistic precision and pronounced flavors - a style that led to her being crowned Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 by a panel of 300 industry experts. 

Although Lau was born in Hong Kong, she feels she still has a lot to learn about Chinese cuisine, so begins her culinary journey in the dreamy landscape of Hangzhou. Starting in the mountainous tea farms, Lau learns the art of the legendary Dragon Well tea from tea master Wan Jiachun. Lau then joins Chef Colin Cheng from 28 HuBin Road to learn the secrets behind a dish that started as a mistake during the Qing Dynasty.

‘Culinary Journeys’ is a series of monthly half-hour shows on CNN International, which feature world-renowned chefs on a journey to explore the cuisine of one of the world’s food hotspots. In each episode, the cookery travelogue sees a chef leave the bustle of their own kitchen to discover a culinary experience in another country.

Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei

Friday May 8 at 23:30 HKT

Saturday May 9 at 06:30 HKT

Sunday May 10 at 08:30 HKT

Tuesday May 12 at 17:30 HKT

Wednesday May 13 at 11:30 HKT

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Tel: +852 3128 3538 / +852 3128 3568



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