This is a modern take on the classic yum cha snack - char siu bao or barbecue pork steamed bun. This version has all the caramel, five-spice and soy sauce flavours of traditional char sui but it's served in an open steamed bun.
"Kaya is a very sweet coconut jam, considered a staple throughout Singapore and parts of Malaysia. It is best served on unseeded whole meal toast with a soft boiled egg, and washed down with strong black coffee." Adam Liaw, Destination Flavour Singapore
Polenta is a classic north Italian staple, typically served with rich hearty sauces such as ragù. I used to wake up on Sundays to my mum cooking polenta. It's not traditional to use pork sausage in ragù but it's delicious.
This phở is a combination of many tips from family and friends. I use gravy beef – my dad’s touch – for sweetness. The shrimp paste and lemongrass are the X-factor additions, and the red dates and daikon reflect my Chinese heritage, and also enhance the soup’s sweetness. #TheChefsLine
Dumplings are not just about the filling - that's only half of it. They're also about how delicious the wrapping is. I like to make dumpling skins from scratch because you get a nice chewiness and they melt in the mouth more.
Phở varies dramatically from the north of Vietnam to the south. Every family and every street vendor has a unique understanding of what phở should taste like, what it should be garnished with and how it should be eaten. There is no right or wrong. #TheChefsLine