3 Ching He Huang

Ching He Huang

Ching He Huang
Born 28 November 1978
Taipei, Taiwan
Cooking style Chinese cuisine, Taiwanese cuisine, British Chinese Cuisine
Education Queen Mary, University of London, Bocconi Business School
Official website

Ching-He Huang (Chinese: 黃瀞億) (born 28 November 1978) is a Taiwanese-born British food writer, food entrepreneur and TV chef who has appeared in a variety of television cooking shows. Ching has starred in three popular TV series and is the author of five best-selling cookbooks. She has developed a range of Ching-branded Woks, tableware, Chinese cooking and preparation utensils marketed by Typhoon Housewares, as well as branded exotic mushrooms grown in the UK and available through Tesco.

Ching He Huang brand Logo


Early life

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Huang spent most of her early childhood in South Africa before her parents moved to London, England when she was 11 years old.[1] Educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and Bocconi Business School in Milan, Huang graduated with a first class economics degree[2] and set up her own food businesses, Fuge Ltd[3] and TZU.[4][5][6]


Ching often reinvents favourite Chinese dishes, and cooks them in a style often different from most conventional Chinese restaurants in the UK, aiming to go for fresh and simple ingredients free of artificial colourings and additives.

Broadcasting career

Ching is also known for her cookery programmes, her first being Ching's Kitchen, which was first shown on UKTV Food in 2005. Other television appearances followed including Daily Cooks, Saturday Cooks and Great Food Live. Huang has also appeared on BBC Saturday Kitchen with James Martin, UK Food Market Kitchen as well as guest appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Cooking the Books and cooked live for Melanie Sykes on Grand Designs Live. She also appears as a regular guest on Sky Television food show Taste, hosted by Beverly Turner.[7]

The Chinese Food Made Easy television series has been licensed into The Cooking Channel(USA),New Zealand, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Australia and Belgium and has been picked up by BBC’s Lifestyle channel for all its Asian feeds, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea.[8]

In 2010, Huang fronted a new thirteen part cookery series on Five. The series Chinese Food in Minutes was based on Huang’s title of the same name, published by HarperCollins in September 2009. It included a branded microsite with video, recipes, episode guides and competitions, plus additional exclusive content websites.[9]

In 2011 her 13-episode series Easy Chinese San Francisco by Ching He Huang debuts Sept. 10 on the Cooking Channel.


In 2006 she published her first recipe book, China Modern, which contained a variety of Chinese influenced recipes.

In 2008, she published a second recipe book to accompany a 6-part peak time television series Chinese Food Made Easy,[10] commissioned and shown by BBC Two and BBC HD.[11] Chinese Food Made Easy aired in June 2008 and was an instant success, attracting millions of viewers.[12] Her book, also called Chinese Food Made Easy,[13] was published alongside the series and was a number 1 bestseller for six weeks.

Ching's third book, Ching's Chinese Food in Minutes, was published on 3 September 2009.[14]

Huang's three books published by Harper Collins, including her most recent work, have sold 250,000 copies in the U.K. and are now available in 20 to 25 countries around the world.[15]

Other writing

Huang has also written for several food magazines such as Olive,[16] BBC Good Food and Delicious.[17]


Chinese Food Made Easy won the award for Second Best Chinese cuisine book in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009.[18]

Chinese Food Made Easy 2011 NAMIC Vision Awards Winner-Lifestyle Category [19]

Chinese Food in Minutes won the award for 3rd Best Chinese cuisine book in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010. [20]

Personal life

Ching lives with her partner, actor Jamie Cho, who is half Chinese, in Cricklewood, North London.[21]

She is also an avid supporter of Traditional Chinese Medicine. On 5 October 2010, she signed an online petition against the impending European Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products, adding the comment: "This is absurd! I grew up using herbal medicine. More money into research and let the people decide."

Legacy of Taste

In 2009 Ching He Huang has teamed up with China's number one selling beer, Tsingtao, to find the best Chinese dining experience in the UK. Members of the public were invited to nominate their favourite Chinese restaurant and there have been over 500 nominations.Ching leads a panel of experts to judge which restaurant will be crowned.The Chinese restaurant that wins the Legacy of Taste title will be awarded a prestigious trophy and framed certificate for display in their restaurant. The award will be presented by Ching He Huang at an exclusive awards dinner event.[22]

Published works

China Modern (Kyle Cathie, 2006) ISBN 9781856266734

Chinese Food Made Easy (HarperCollins, 2008) ISBN 9780007264988

Ching's Chinese Food in Minutes (HarperCollins, 2009) ISBN 9780007265008

Ching's Chinese Food Made Easy Paperback (HarperCollins, April 2011) ISBN 978-0-00-726499-5

Ching’s Fast Food (HarperCollins, April 2011) ISBN 978-0-00-742627-0

Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese (William Morrow Cookbooks, October 4, 2011) ISBN 9780062077493


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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