Celebrity chef Kwoklyn Wan reveals the secret behind his Asian-inspired menu for Polo event

Published on 19th June 2017

“My love for food is in the blood, it’s in the family and being able to combine my passion for cooking with supporting a charity is something really special.”

Kwoklyn Wan is just a few weeks away from giving guests at ‘A Day at the Polo’ for LOROS, a taste of Asia with his bespoke menu created especially for the event.

The event will be taking place on Sunday 2nd July at Rutland Polo Club and celebrity chef Kwoklyn, is among those ensuring hospitality guests will be given a day to remember this summer.

“I will be taking guests on a virtual trip across Asia,” said Kwoklyn, who has revealed to LOROS where the inspiration and idea for each of the courses has come from.

“Each of the dishes will hopefully create an explosion of flavours, making them all fantastic to eat.”

As well as experiencing Kwoklyn’s cooking, guests will be treated to a glass of fizz, while watching the highly-anticipated historic Assam Cup Tournament.

His menu, which has an oriental theme, includes a starter of Japanese-style shrimp with a chilli mayonnaise, followed by beef curry and coconut chill rice for main.

“I’ve chosen a menu that will really suit the day, kicking things off with a really familiar dish, with the shrimp,” he said.

“Then for main, who doesn’t love a curry? The beef will melt in the mouth, combined with the taste of coconut and chill in the rice will be delicious.”

Completing the menu is a chilli ice cream, served with chocolate and lychees, before guests will be able to wash their lunch down with Chinese tea.

“The thought of eating chilli ice cream seems like a bizarre concept at first but what actually happens is, you eat something really cold and it’s immediately followed by heat, it’s a fantastic sensation.”

Kwoklyn, whose love for cooking stems back to his granddad, who opened the first Chinese restaurant in Leicester back in 1962, says he is ‘really looking forward’ to the Polo event.

“I love talking about food and I love creating new dishes and any opportunity to help out with such a great cause, especially a charity which is located where I grew up and live, is perfect,” added Kwoklyn.

“I met with the team at LOROS a while back and I jumped at the chance to get involved with their latest fundraising venture.”

Over the past year, Kwoklyn’s cooking presence across Leicester and Leicestershire has boomed, with him now live streaming his cookery schools on YouTube, as well as having a monthly feature in the Leicester mercury and on BBC Radio Leicester.

Inspired by his brother Gok’s cookery book, which was released in 2015, Kwoklyn has since created a book of his own, which is set to launch in September.

If you want to have a taste of Kwoklyn’s cooking, then you need to hurry, as hospitality tickets for the event, are only on sale until Tuesday 20th June.

However, picnic tickets can be bought up until and on the day, for £7.50 per adult, with under 12s free.

For more information, visit loros.co.uk/polo or call (0116) 231 8432 to buy your tickets now.

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