Not only is Kwoklyn fast becoming ‘The’ Authority on Chinese cooking in the UK, Netherlands, US & Australia with his first book ‘Chinese Takeaway Cookbook’, holding the No.1 Bestseller spot in its category on Amazon since the launch and his second book ‘The Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook’ following hot on its heels in pre-launch sales; he is also a qualified Sifu in the art of Jeet Kune Do (Kung Fu). Having studied the form since the age of 4 and training with some of the greats under Bruce Lee, he hosted Europe’s largest Martial Arts Show for 5 years running and still continues to teach martial arts at his school in Leicester.
As a 3rd Generation Restaurateur and Chef, the call of the kitchen was always strong for Kwoklyn; his Grandfather opened the very first Chinese Restaurant, The Hung Lau, in Leicester in 1962 and then his father opened the very first Cantonese Restaurant, The Bamboo House, again in Leicester in 1978. Nearly 40 years later, Kwoklyn can regularly be seen sharing his passion for all things mouthwateringly tasty; in written articles, interviews and appearances on BBC Radio Leicester, live demonstrations at food festivals and on TV; joining Phil & Holly on ‘This Morning’ and presenting for BBC 1 Inside Out. With such a delicious lineage and personality capable of enticing even the most unadventurous eaters to try something new, we can expect to see much more of Kwoklyn on our screens.
Having been launched as the face of men’s clothing for ‘John Banks Big & Tall Uk’, Kwoklyn can regularly be seen wearing the latest fashions at events and on the road and as a strong advocate for the work of charitable organisations, he has also this year accepted the appointment of Ambassadorial roles to three charities - the NSPCC, LAMP; a mental health support charity based in Leicestershire & Rutland and the ‘Help Us Grieve’ charity, HUG.