The 5000-seater West Lake Restaurant, in the city of Changsha in China, is the
biggest Chinese restaurant in the world. It has a staff of 1000 and serves no fewer than 150 ducks per day and 200 snakes per week.
Old traditions and new money come together in a vibrant and colorful exploration of modern China. Between mouth-watering and ‘exotic’ Chinese food and the motivational mottos
chanted by the staff, the series examines how China has been transformed over
the last few decades. It also poses the question: In this new affluent and
ambitious China, who is thriving and who is left behind?
Directed by Lawrence Elman & Weijun Chen
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