Chef Christian Yang

Nov 21, '11

Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

Name: Christian Yang Age: 33 Nationality: Chinese Country of Residence: China
1. Your restaurant/business:
Bang Bang Pan Pan - Okonomiyaki Restaurant, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
2. About your kitchen:
Chopsticks and siphons.
3. Your favorite Chef Works item:
Signature Series SI34.
4. First job:
Pot washing trainee - Alain Ducasse, Paris, France.
5. Your cookbook:
"How to cook with Kahoonas" - Any publishers out there?
6. Your awards:
7th Grade Best Improved Award for Drama - I played a tree.
7. Your cooking inspiration:
The singlet-wearing dude with the rice roll kart when I was 4 - fresh rice rolls with peanut sauce, sesames, sweet sauce and chili paste and the aroma of Kerosene from his stove.
8. Your specialty dish:
Braised Short Rib (grass-fed of course) Tempura with Soy Caramel.
9. Favorite dish to eat:
Chiu Chow flat noodles with pig's trotters and ox tripe (I also secretly love sweet and sour pork/mystery meat).
10. Weirdest thing you ever ate:
Deep fried tarantula legs in Cambodia. The grossest: anemic shark flesh in Iceland.
11. Favorite ice cream flavor:
Yakult flavor.
12. Favorite drink:
Hong Kong-style ice milk tea - AKA stocking milk tea.
13. Favorite wine:
Vin Jaune by Frédéric Lornet of Jura, France.
14. Who would you most like to cook for:
My Wife and Catherine Tate, the British comedienne.
15. Who would you least like to cook for:
There isn't anyone I wouldn't like to cook for.
16. Favorite things to do when not cooking:
Playing with my daughter, Amberlie.
17. Your latest project:
Bang Bang Pan Pan II and continuing with my radio and television shows in Hong Kong including Food and Culture II and NOW TV - Chef Corner III.
18. Favorite city and why:
Hong Kong - I love my city, we are rude and shallow and we embrace this as part of who we are.
19. Your greatest indulgence:
Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good (quote by Joey Tribbiani from Friends).
20. Your all time best culinary tip:
Taste, taste, taste and taste and when you are done doing that, taste some more!