Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey. Interestingly, those born in the Year of the Monkey are intelligent and quick witted, and love the company of family and friends – the perfect dinner guest. Looking back 2015 was a very busy year for me; I was particularly delighted that my newly opened restaurant MEE, based at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, won a Michelin star.

This year I am looking forward to the launch of my memoirs; looking back at my life from my difficult childhood in Chicago, to becoming a TV personality, chef and author. If you had told me then that I would have my own range of chilled Oriental meals – I wouldn’t have believed you!

I will be continuing in my role as a GREAT campaign ambassador, promoting the best of Britain around the world. You can keep up to date with all of my news and learn more about my chilled meal range in Tesco,, on my official Facebook page..

With very best wishes,

Ken Hom OBE


About Ken Hom


Celebrity chef, author and TV personality Ken Hom is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on authentic Chinese and Asian cuisine and in 2009 was awarded an honorary OBE for ‘services to culinary arts’. Ken has published over 80 books worldwide, worked as a consultant for hotels and restaurants and cooked personally for presidents, prime ministers, celebrities and royalty.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, where his Cantonese parents lived after emigrating to America in the late 1940s, Ken was raised by his mother in Chicago, Illinois. His introduction, and love of cooking, began at the age of 11 when Ken worked in his uncle’s Chinese restaurant; he then went on to study in California until he was discovered by the BBC in 1982 and filmed his first BBC TV series in 1984 – the rest is history! Ken has recently celebrated 30 years as the face of Chinese cuisine.

The Ken Hom meal range includes over 20 delicious dishes and can be found in the chilled ready meal aisle at Tesco. Ken is passionate about using authentic ingredients in his cooking and gives every dish real depth and balance of flavour.

Ken says “The passion and enthusiasm I have for my range with Tesco is the same I have when preparing meals for some of the world’s most famous people. Delicious food relies on great ingredients and vision and we have worked hard to ensure every dish in my Oriental range delivers.”

Ken’s passion for authentic taste is borne out by the fact every dish brims full of fresh ingredients such as ginger, garlic, orange and lemon zest; as well as distinctive Chinese flavours such as plum sauce, chee hou sauce and Ken’s very own vinegar sauce.

The delicious range includes main dishes such as Crispy Chilli Beef, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Crispy Aromatic Duck and side dishes such as Vegetable Spring Rolls and Egg Fried Rice. Ken’s meals have been developed to cater for all tastes including a selection of vegetarian options.