By Toggle Video Published: 04 Dec 2014 Audio: English
Fear the Bland - James starts his journey in a farmer’s restaurant discovering the local produce and flavors typical in Hunanese cuisine. Spicy and hot is the order of the day here. Wonder what the kitchen of one of the world’s largest Chinese restaurant is like ? James heads to the West Lake restaurant to investigate and try his hand at creating some classical Hunan dishes. The double red and green pepper fish head or Jiang jiao Zheng Yutou is a classic hit. But it can be tricky to extract the meat from this classic Hunan dish. And France isn't the only place to claim frogs’ legs as a delicacy — spicy bullfrog is also a specialty of Hunan cuisine. This restaurant has delighted many illustrious visitors including many heads of states and celebrities from around the world. James gets to enjoy the best of the seasonal fare and sums up his Hunan experiences, in the haunt of modern China’s political forbears.
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