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ITALY VS HAKKA CHINA
The Hungry Hakka is how Wen Lin Soh, founder of Edible Experiences, decided to label herself for this series. The Hakka, nicknamed the Jewish of China, are nomad people who left everything behind in order to allow the future generations to live in a better place. If some of their culture is slowly fading away, the food roots remain strong. The Hungry Hakka is determined to make the name of her people hard to forget for chef Rob!
Come and see one of the rare Wen's kitchen appearance! The destiny of world cusine is up your fork!
Complimentary glass of Prosecco offered by the BackDoor Kitchen
Starter - Comfort food
HAKKA: Samsui Chicken - A celebratory dish of silky poached chicken thigh, wrapped in cool crisp lettuce and dressed in a sassy ginger garlic sauce. Hear the story of how the poverty of the Hakkas in China led to the unlikely financial independence and social freedom of Hakka women working as Samsui women (construction workers) in South East Asia.
ITALY: Fettuccine ripassate Mari e Monti - There is one thing that will make feel an Italian at ease as nothing else: his daily dish of pasta. Rob will make some homemade Fettuccine a Pasta with a Parma ham, mushroom, pea sauce with just a touch of tomato and cream (as his Nonno used to love) topped with a char-grilled prawn skewer. Get your pillow ready as this is pasta dreamland!
Main - Pork Belly!
HAKKA: Mui Choy Siew Yoke - Sweet-salty slow cooked pork belly with pickled greens. Many Hakka recipes have faded and morphed along with dispersing generations, but this dish holds fast in the memories of Hakkas, from Panama to Penang. Even vegetarians haven't been able to resist this temptation from Wen. Find out why.
ITALY: Porceddu! Crispy Pork Belly flavoured with myrthle berries, thyme, bay leaf, garlic and black pepper. Slowly cooked to get the most succulent crackling. This is Rob's take on Sardinian classic. Served on a bed of braised onion, with a roasted carrot and celery side, and a luscious spoonful of Rob's secret gravy!
An Italian inspired dessert followed by a Hakka Chinese kick ass bomb of sweetness