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Kwoklyn Wan

You can catch Kwoklyn cooking live in the Summer Kitchen on Thursday 15th June at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023!

Kwoklyn Wan is a worldwide bestselling author, TV chef, martial arts expert and presenter. In 2018 Kwoklyn made his TV debut on ITV’s This Morning and he’s now regularly cooking up a storm on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch.

With the four cookbooks already under his belt (Kwoklyn’s Chinese Takeaway Cookbook; The Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook; Chinese Takeaway in 5; 10 Minute Chinese Takeaway), Kwoklyn has regularly topped the Amazon book charts and sold copies across the UK, Europe, US and Australia. His books have also been translated for readers in the Netherlands and Estonia.

The success of his book series has also translated to screen with the Amazon Prime series Kwoklyn’s Chinese Takeaway Kitchen (February 2021).

A third-generation restauranteur and chef, the call of the kitchen was always strong for Kwoklyn. His grandfather opened Leicester’s first Chinese Restaurant, The Hung Lau, in 1962 and his father opened the city’s first Cantonese Restaurant, The Bamboo House, in 1978. Nearly 50 years later, Kwoklyn continues to share the family passion through his articles, radio interviews, live demonstrations at food festivals and television work.

A man of many skills, Kwoklyn is also a martial arts expert. A qualified Sifu in the art of Jeet Kune Do (Kung Fu), Kwoklyn has studied martial arts since the age of four and was invited to teach for the Bruce Lee Foundation in 2008. An expert in Filipino Weapons, Wing Chun, Muay Thai and Boxing, Kwoklyn continues to train within the arts and owns a martial arts school in his hometown of Leicester.

Kwoklyn is a Patron for local charities including ‘Help Us Grieve’ in Newark and ‘Rainbows Hospice’ in Leicester, where he teaches cooking to terminally ill young people along and raises awareness through events, TV and media.

Kwoklyn’s newest books The Complete Chinese Takeaway Cookbook and One Wok, One Pot are due to be published in September 2022 and around Chinese New Year 2023 respectively.