You can’t appreciate Chinese culture without appreciating its food.
So, if you want to use this time to learn about Chinese cooking and culture, look no further than these six channels. We have recipes for all sorts of Chinese foods: from Hong Kong to Shanghai to Taiwan to Sichuan, and many more 菜s, you’ll be well-fed and entertained!
1 Taste, The Chinese Recipes Show
See why over 1.5 million subscribers tune in to this channel, which contain Chinese recipes prepared by award-winning chefs. These videos are Food Network-worthy with all sorts of Chinese recipes from their Street Food Recipes You Can Make at Home Playlist to mastering elements of Chinese cooking like making your own Easy Chinese Noodles.
2 Chinese Cooking Demystified
For something a little less intimidating here you can get a beginner’s breakdown of Chinese cooking basics, as well as curated video playlists that separate recipes by region, from Sichuan to Cantonese (or Dim Sum) to Beijing/Northeastern food. Steph and Chris are a couple based in Shenzhen and they post new videos every Tuesday!
3 Spice N’ Pans
Spice N' Pans are a couple from Singapore that specialise in Singapore-influenced Chinese food. The videos are short (usually >5 min) easy to follow, and the dishes look tasty and approachable to make! They have a great Work-From-Home recipe playlist of nearly 100 videos in case you run out of ideas! Be sure to check out their Super Easy Fall-off-the-bone ribs.
4 Chinese Food Hub
Based in Hong Kong, Chinese Food Hub is all about home cooking, traditional snacks and cuisine around China. Less than a year old, this channel tries to use minimal ingredients and aim to be as easy to cook at home as possible. I stumbled across this channel when I was looking forHong Kong Style Peanut Butter French Toast, and there are other cool Chinese snacks like Minion steam Mantou (bun) or Colorful Sesame Glutinous Rice balls.
5 Souped Up Recipes
6 Ice or Rice
The cool thing about Ice or Rice is that it has recipes from all over Asia and focuses on comfort and street food. A husband and wife team that focuses on yummy dishes from Japan and China, there are classics like Hong Kong Style Iced Milk Tea but also so interesting non-traditional recipes like a Matcha Green Tea Crepe with Red Bean Whipped Cream. If you find it’s easier to follow recipes in a different format, look no further than their website for an archive of their recipes.