Wapping’s best kept culinary secret? Chinese gourmet Jason Li.

Wapping is one of East London’s best kept secrets and Jason Li is the best kept secret in Wapping.

Or he was until the Daily Telegraph decided to showcase his amazing culinary skills to the world.

And soon you will be able to learn the art of Chinese cooking from a master.

Do you recognise this chef?

Have a look at the video below and see if you recognise Jason.

Yes – you have stood next to him on the platform at Wapping Overground. Funny old world, innit?

A few weeks back the Daily Telegraph’s video team descended on Jason’s flat on the Green Bank estate to spend the day filming Jason doing what he loves best. You can see the series of videos below.

Love Wapping’s favourite is the steamed chicken with chilli sauce recipe – deceptively simple.

Daily Telegraph cooking videos starring Jason Li

These are all external links.

Jason Li grew up in Shanghai and came to the UK to study in 1993.

He has a keen interest in Chinese and British relations and frequently takes part in events related to the Chinese community in Britain.


He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese.

Learn to cook Chinese cuisine from a master

If the Daily Telegraph videos have made you hungry to learn more then you will be glad to know that Jason is in the process of organising cookery lessons. To find out more about the lessons and Jason’s passion for Chinese fusion cuisine pop over to his website, Dream of Shanghai Private Kitchen [External link].


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