Blasta Books #4: Wok

by Kwanghi Chan

Born in Hong Kong but raised in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Kwanghi Chan’s book, Wok, will break new ground as the first Irish-Chinese cookbook to be published. The book will be broken down into eight sections – dumplings, beef, pork, poultry, fish and shellfish, vegetarian, rice and sweet – with three recipes in each section. Kwanghi wants to bring Asian food to a wider Irish audience and this book is just the approachable introduction you need.


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About the author

Born in Hong Kong, Kwanghi Chan moved to Buncrana, Co. Donegal when he was eight years old. Kwanghi trained in traditional Chinese cooking in the family restaurant and takeaway, then studied at the Killybegs Culinary College. As soon as he graduated, he ventured further afield. ‘I felt it was important to learn, which I did from chefs such as Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke, Aidan Byrne, Fergal O’Donnell and Martijn Kajuiter. They all taught me crucial lessons, including that ingredients are to be respected, to be creative with, not just used as fuel but also gratification.’ All the skills and lessons that Kwanghi learned have been applied to his own burgeoning culinary empire: Bowls, Bites by Kwanghi food truck and ChanChan Asian Sauces. Regularly featured on Virgin Media TV’s Six O’Clock Show, Kwanghi’s unique culinary style and affable personality make him one of Ireland’s leaders in the Irish food scene.


Series 1: 2022

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