Top 10 Online Cooking Channels to Beef Up Your Culinary Skills During COVID-19

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By Alfread

One of the best ways to pass the lengthy COVID-19 lockdown is to enrich your skills. And if you love cooking, what better way to do so than to watch cooking channels on Youtube?

Subscribing to an online cooking channel on Youtube is the perfect way to enhance your culinary skills and take them to the next level. Everyone loves great food, and when you learn to cook professionally like your favourite chef, that gives you the ultimate motivation to amaze others with superbly delicious dishes!

No matter if you’re looking for recipes from different cuisines like Chinese, Arabic, Indian, Italian, or American, or if you’re a beginner learning to cook from scratch, you’ll surely find subscribing to these channels very helpful.

1. Leekumkeekitchen

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Leekumkeekitchen
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Leekumkeekitchen
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This Youtube Channel is the perfect spot for learning Chinese cooking, and it was created by the well-known Chinese sauce brand Lee Kum Kee in 2009. You won’t have to worry if you’re completely new to Chinese cooking, as they’ve got tons of cooking videos including tutorials, dish details, and various essential techniques to transform yourself into an expert.

The channel uploads approximately one video per week, and you’ll find some wholesome and delicious delights from the best of Chinese cuisine if you subscribe.

2. Garden Time Homemade Cuisine

Garden Time Homemade Cuisine
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Garden Time Homemade Cuisine
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Garden Time Homemade Cuisine
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This cooking channel is a growing favourite due to their combination of Chinese and Western recipes, and they are all about making simple and delicious food. Most of the recipes are quite easy to learn and can be made easily without requiring extensive effort.

If you subscribe to the channel, you can expect to get two cooking videos per week in your notification box.

This Canada-based channel has been getting a lot of recognition lately for their unique Chinese food, and you should also check them out for the same!

3. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
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Award-winning chef and author of the book “The Food Lab” J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has a collection of some of the most exotic dishes on his Youtube Channel.

His channel consists of simple-to-follow, informative POV recipe videos. Many of his subscribers are fans of his “late night” cooking recipes, which include dishes from various cuisines such as Chinese, Italian, Mexican, American, and so on. No, we haven’t made any late-night noodles, quesadillas, or cheese and macaroni like the ones on his channel, but by learning from him, he makes us believe that we can prepare these just as quickly and easily.

You get to learn how to make the best of conventional cooking methods (while enjoying some dog cameos). This channel is a blessing to the cooking world!

4. Taste Show

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Taste Show
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Taste Show
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One of the fastest growing cooking channels on YouTube, Taste Show (and its sister channel Taste Life) feature beautifully shot cooking videos taught by award-winning chefs from around the world.

The channel, which recently hit 1.5 million subscribers, is watched worldwide for its vast range of cooking content. Several of the Chinese recipes are taught by Masterchef John, who shares restaurant-style dishes like Chinese braised pork belly, as well as professional chef secrets.

The channel also features French, Thai, American, pastry and world cuisine recipes, all taught by professional award-winning chefs.

And the glorious, high-definition shots of the food being professionally prepared and plated will have your mouth watering. This creative food channel has completely changed the realm of cooking videos, with its signature overhead filming style.

In addition to their YouTube channel, Taste Life has a TV series and a website where you can pay $1 per week to access over a thousand cooking videos. Subscribe to them for some amazingly worthy content!

5. Nicko’s Kitchen

Nicko's Kitchen
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Nicko's Kitchen
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Nicko's Kitchen
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This channel is growing rapidly with it’s interesting content on cooking (as of the time of writing, the channel has 419 videos) on different styles and cuisines, but among the various things that the channel knows is for the weekly segment of Fast Food where chef also shows viewers with his take on the renowned items of chain restaurants, like the Krispy Kreme donuts, Big mac along with a lot more. There are many videos showing him preparing exotic delicacies from different cuisines like, American, Chinese, Continental, etc.

6. Wantanmien

Wantanmien
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Wantanmien
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Wantanmien
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Chinese cuisine lovers are in for a treat with this channel’s wide assortment of Cantonese-style dishes, some of which can only be found in restaurants. Also, the channel has a selection of Western desserts (such as nussecke and German nut wedges), as the channel’s creator Maria Wong had lived in Germany for a long time.

There are many popular breakfast, brunch and other items that you can prepare with the help of this channel, such as har gao or shrimp dumplings.

Who knew that you would be able to access great Chinese cooking tutorials while stuck at home? In the Wantanmien channel, you can easily get a variety of Chinese cuisine videos, ranging from simple-to-learn recipes made with accessible ingredients, to complex ones that may take a little time to master.

Overall, the channel is similar to a small Chinese cookbook that helps you master the art of Chinese cooking.

Subscribe to get about three video uploads per week!

7. ChineseHealthyCook

ChineseHealthyCook
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ChineseHealthyCook
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Chinesehealthycooking
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Subscribers to this channel like it for its simple cooking style. In addition to frequent videos uploads of mouthwatering Chinese recipes, you’ll also get recipes for secret Chinese dishes, professional cooking tips and more.

SInce ChineseHealthyCook started in 2011, it has drawn many subscribers with its content. Not only does it attract Chinese viewers, it also has many subscribers from around the world.

The channel mainly focuses on simple homemade Chinese recipes, particularly Sichuan Cuisine. And has an upload frequency of one video per week.

8. Huang Kitchen

Huang Kitchen
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Huang Kitchen
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Huang Kitchen
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This famous Youtube channel by Angie Liew ( known as Huang) is based in Malaysia, and uploads easy recipes for many Southeast Asian delicacies! You can learn to make famous traditional delights such as Popiah and Kueh Pai Tee, and modern recipes like Chinese steamed Pumpkin Muffins.

Angie frequently uploads cooking videos on different cuisines with a frequency of 1 video in a week. As the channel started in 2015, chances are pretty high that you’ll find a recipe for something you’re craving!

Huang Kitchen is a resourceful channel. Through video tutorials and stories about the local culture and food, Angie shares her passion for cooking and raises awareness of Malaysian, Chinese and other Asian cuisines.

9. Khoan Vong

Khoan Vong
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Khoan Vong
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Khoan Vong
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Professional chef Khoan Vong has a wealth of experience, with over 20 years of honing his art in Chinese cooking.

Through his videos, Khoan teaches Chinese cooking to YouTube viewers and promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle through Chinese food.

You can find many Chinese cooking tutorials on Khoan’s channel, which was founded in 2010. Chances are you’ll find the dish you’ve been looking for, as well as learn the best possible way to prepare it.

10. Maangchi

Maangchi
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Maangchi
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Maangchi
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If watching Korean dramas has given you a craving for Korean food, don’t forget to check out the wildly popular Korean cooking channel by Maangchi.

Maangchi shares her deep passion for Korean cuisine and food culture through her videos, which feature everything from traditional favourites like kimchi stew and bulgogi, to street-food recipes like Korean street toast and fried chicken.

She also introduces viewers to Korean ingredients and spices in her grocery shopping videos, to help new cooks get oriented to Korean cooking.

WIth 4.66 million subscribers, Maangchi’s channel releases a new video every 1-2 weeks.

These channels and many others are definitely worthy of getting a like and subscribe for their effort and creativity. Take your cooking skills to the next level by checking them out!

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