The presenter shares dishes from countries he visited for SBS’s Destination Flavour TV series, including this Chinese recipe
As the story goes (and there are many variations of it), a hungry beggar came across a chicken but, with no pot to cook it in, improvised by covering it in clay and burying it in the embers of a fire.
As he was cracking open the chicken, the emperor was passing and stopped to share the meal. The emperor was so taken with the taste that the dish was added to the menu of the imperial court. A lovely story, right?
This is an edited extract from Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour (Hardie Grant Books, $50). Next week, his Swedish meatballs recipe