This week, Melvyn explores Taiwan. He scales the altitudes of Taiwan’s central mountains to meet an aboriginal woman. With her, Melvyn discovers some unique local produce and learns how to prepare a dish that dates back to the hunting days of the Atayal men.
He descends the mountain and heads for Taiwan’s dramatic coastline. There, he befriends a Han Chinese fisherman. Melvyn finds out how to prepare fresher-than-fresh seafood the traditional Fujianese way. With what he’s learnt, he will cook a meal for his host families – and get their feedback!
Hosted by a funky chef, Melvyn Lee, this unusual food and travel show tells us everything we do not know about the cities through the very private kitchens of 2 different families.
Each week, Melvyn travels and arrives at a different city. Within the span of 3 days, He befriends 2 vastly distinct local families. Melvyn’s mission is to learn the culture and cuisine of these different social groups. At the end of each program, inspired by what he has learned, Melvyn will prepare a special meal for his newfound friends and culinary masters.