MeatMen Cooking Channel: Zi Char At Home
Zi char (a Hokkien term, literally translated “cook fry”) is widely recognised in Singapore to refer to a variety of dishes that one can order from any Chinese cooked food (zi char) stall in coffee shops across the island. Dishes range from one-dish rice or noodle meals to fish and seafood and meat and vegetable dishes to go with piping hot white rice. Zi char dishes are very much a part of the Singaporean lifestyle, and zi char stalls that dish out the most flavoursome dishes will attract an endless flow of diners. In continuing their efforts to inspire others to have fun whipping up their own meals, the MeatMen share 30 popular zi char dishes including crab bee hoon, san lou hor fun, cereal prawns, har cheong gai and sambal kangkong in this second cookbook. All dishes are prepared in their usual effortless style that requires no fancy tools, equipment or special skills, and come with the promise that anyone with a passion for good food and cooking can be a zi char expert at home!
The MeatMen consists of a group of four guys who love their food, be it eating, cooking or capturing it on film. They first started recording what they cooked on video and shared the clips online in 2013 to prove that cooking at home is not difficult and can be fun. They quickly won over the hearts of the online community and now have more than 250,000 followers on Facebook and over 79,000 subscribers on YouTube, and the numbers are growing daily. In 2016, they collaborated with TLC (Discovery Networks) to produce Wok with Us, where they travel through Bangkok, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to explore unique dishes.