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Chinese Winter Comforts with Ching He-Huang

Learn to create delicious and warming dishes for the winter months with renowned Chinese chef Ching-He Huang


Elevate your skills to new heights in this home-cook course


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience


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Join Ching-He Huang at Leiths for her brand new Winter Comforts class, in which students will learn to cook a variety of delicious recipes, including Chinese soups, braised pork and fried rice, achieving the distinctive flavours and textures of some classic Chinese dishes. Whilst cooking, you will learn skills like wok-frying, braising, and filleting fish and squid, and use key ingredients like rice wine, oyster sauce, water chestnuts and enoki mushrooms. You’ll come away feeling confident in some new skills and with a set of delicious dishes to share this winter. 

Ching is an ambassador and one of the most influential voices in Chinese cooking around the globe. She has become the face of Chinese cookery internationally through her TV shows, books, tableware range and involvement in many high-profile campaigns and causes. She has a monthly slot on ITV’s Lorraine, has featured regularly on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen and presented BBC Two’s Exploring China alongside Ken Hom. Due to the amount of travel required by her work, this is currently Ching’s only class in the UK and is therefore an exclusive opportunity to cook with and be taught by the celebrated chef. 


  • Crabmeat sweetcorn soup 
  • Ching’s fishball and noodle soup 
  • Braised Hon Sao Pork 
  • Pork, kimchi and water chestnut fried rice 


Menu may be subject to change  

Course Structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently. Regardless, there is always more than enough food to go around, and often food to take home too. 

Your evening will consist of practical cookery in the Leiths kitchens. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.  

At the end of the session, you will sit down and enjoy the dishes you have cooked with the rest of your class, accompanied by a glass of wine or other refreshments.  


What’s included:  

  • Refreshments on arrival 
  • A recipe booklet 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance 
  • We do the washing up 


What to bring: 

  • Flat soled shoes 
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top are advisable 


Allergies and dietary restrictions 

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. However, some classes are unsuitable for people with particular intolerances as the menu would need to be completely different. We require 10 days’ notice to check requests are possible and adjust our ordering.  Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here. 

Your Teacher

Ching He Huang

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The hottest Chinese chef of the moment and known to her audience as ‘Ching’, international TV chef and cookery author Ching-He Huang is an ambassador for Chinese cooking around the globe. 

Ching is recognised as a foodie entrepreneur having created her own food businesses. She has become the face of Chinese cookery internationally through her TV shows, books, tableware range and involvement in many high-profile campaigns and causes. 

Ching’s culinary ethos centres on fresh, ethically sourced ingredients, Chinese heritage and modern flavours – her food is the perfect fusion of tradition and innovation. Ching makes Chinese cooking accessible and healthy, appealing to East and West alike. 

To learn more about Ching from her website, click here.  


A limited number of cookbooks and woks will be available to purchase on the day of Ching’s classes.