Ching-He Huang changes the face of Asian cuisine in America one menu at a time in the new series Restaurant Redemption on Cooking Channel. Ching travels the country to help owners of struggling Asian restaurants revitalize their menus by giving them new inspiration and direction to turn their businesses around. From updating tired, dated menus to renovating an establishment's decor, Ching uses her Asian heritage and culinary expertise to save restaurant owners from financial collapse.
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Baron and Christine are the owners of Kathy's Chinese Cuisine - a 20 year-old restaurant that's desperately in need of Ching's help. Baron and his wife have ploughed their entire life savings into this restaurant but after 20 years of business things are at an all-time low. Baron cooks a "healthy" Californian Chinese style of cooking - no canned foods or animal fats. Not profitable enough to hire a chef they are understaffed and frequently work seven-day weeks. Despite this they're still losing money hand over fist. The couple is so stressed that customers frequently witness their constant arguments. Baron is stubborn and has no faith in his wife's opinions.
Ching's heading east, to a struggling restaurant in Canton, Massachusetts. Golden China's been in the Chen family since the 1970s, and since then neither menu nor decor have changed. Once Golden China was considered Canton's answer to Boston's "Cheers" bar, a popular Chinese sports-bar themed restaurant. Now it's hit hard times and the bar can no longer turn a profit. Will Ching be able to help the Chen family continue their legacy? Or will their restaurant remain empty despite Ching's best attempts to drag their dated Americanized Chinese menu and decor into the 21st century?