Sichuan Chef Takes Gold at NTD’s International Chinese Culinary Competition
Created: 2012-09-29 02:32 EST
Chef Yichun Chen from Australia takes home the Gold Award and $10,000 for his Sichuan cuisine. (Dai Bing)
A Sichuan chef has taken the Gold Award for NTD’s 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition.
Chef Yichun Chen from Australia is taking home US $10,000, after clearing the preliminary rounds on Thursday, and going on to cook his award winning dishes on Friday at Time Square, New York.
Sichuan dish "Fish-Flavored Shredded Pork" by Gold Award winner Chef Yichun Chen. (Edward Dai)
Sichuan dish "Braised Fish" by Gold Award winner Chef Yichun Chen. (Edward Dai)
Sichuan dish "Homestyle Shaozi Fish" by Gold Award winner Chef Yichun Chen. (Edward Dai)
NTD’s International Chinese Culinary Competition aims to revive traditional Chinese culinary arts. 60 chefs from around the world competed in one of the five main categories of Chinese cuisine: Shandong, Huaiyang, Sichuan, Cantonese and Northeastern.
Chinese chef competiting at NTD's 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition. (Dai Bing)
Not all of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards up for grabs were awarded, as the Chefs were not just competing against each other—rather, they needed to demonstrate to the judges that their performances were worthy of those awards.
Judging at NTD's 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition in New York, Time Square. (Dai BIng)
Chef Wen-Chang Hsieh (Cantonese Cuisine) and Chef Kefeng Zhao (Sichuan Cuisine) were the two Silver Award winners, each taking home $3,000.
Chef Alex Zhong (Northeastern Cuisine), Chef Masayuki Kanda (Northeastern Cuisine) and Chef Yu Yang Huang (Cantonese Cuisine) were the Bronze Award winners, each winning $1,000.
Eight chefs received honorable mentions: Xinyu Huang (Sichuan Cuisine), Yuhua Shi (Shandong Cuisine), Lei Qian (Huaiyang Cuisine), Xiaogang Wu (Huaiyang Cuisine), Junan Zhang (Huaiyang Cuisine), Kwai Loy Chan (Cantonese Cuisine), An Qing Li (Cantonese Cuisine) and Shi Xian Liu (Cantonese Cuisine).
Chefs Wen-Chang Hsieh and Kefeng Zhao receive their Silver Award medals.
Chefs Alex Zhong, Masayuki Kanda and Yu Yang Huang each takes home a Bronze Award.
NTD's 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition at Time Square, New York. (Edward Dai)