There’s much to crow about in the Year of the Rooster as dimsum.my acquires exciting new shows to add to its ever-growing catalogue.
It’s time to stock up on the festive munchies and liven up your Chinese New Year with unlimited access to the best Asian content, including movies, dramas, variety shows and specialty programmes. Here are our picks of eight must-watch shows during CNY.
JSBC Countdown Concert (Jan 28, midnight)
Ring in the CNY with a simulcast of this star-studded annual concert which includes performances by Kris Wu, William Chan, Hacken Lee, Joey Yung, Jolin Tsai, Yoga Lin, Chris Li, JJ Lin, Wilber Pan, Wakin Chau, Jonathan Lee and Lin Chi Ling.
2017 JSBC Spring Festival Gala (Jan 28, 10pm)
Catch this year’s gala, which features popular Chinese artistes including Hong Kong stars like Hacken Lee, Leo Ku, Michael Miu, Felix Wong, Vivian Chow, Gallen Lo, Joe Ma and Tan Wei Wei.
2017 JSBC Lantern Festival Gala (Feb 11, 11.30pm)
Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of CNY. Better known in Malaysia as Chap Goh Mei, this year’s celebration will take place on Feb 11. Watch how it is celebrated in China.
Pretty Li Hui Zhen
Thid mainland Chinese romantic comedy is a remake of the K-drama She Was Pretty. It’s the story of a pair of childhood friends who experience a reversal of fortune as adults. As kids, Li Hui Zhen was a pretty girl while Bai Hao Yu was an ordinary boy. When they meet again several years later, she has grown up to be a clumsy nerd while he has turned into a hot hunk.
Super Trio Maximus
This Cantonese game show is one of Hong Kong’s best productions. Maximus is the 10th in the Super Trio series, which has entertained audiences since 1995. This season gathers hosts from previous seasons. Watch out for Eric Tsang, Chin Kar Lok, Louis Yuen, Wong Cho Lam, Jerry Lamb, King Kong, Elvina Kong and Otto Wong. Celebrity guests include artistes from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. All 31 episodes of the show are available with subtitles in English and Chinese.
After seven years of nametag-ripping, Running Man has recently been plagued with so much controversy, that the show actually got cancelled and then reinstated. Worries aside, the Korean variety show, which has been winning awards since 2010, is now on dimsum.my. Currently available are S5 (Ep 129 to 180) and S6 (Ep 181 to 235).
Members for both seasons are Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook, Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, Ji Suk-jin, Haha and Gary. Check out the episode in which Jackie Chan appears as a guest; the multi-talented Hong Kong star actually understands Korean and even speaks the language.
Feng Shu’s Cooking Class 2015 CNY Special
It's time to whip up some auspicious fare for CNY! And if you are out to impress your loved ones, here’s a popular Taiwanese cooking show that will give you some fresh ideas and show you how to achieve the much-coveted kochabi (traditional flavour). The highly-rated show is hosted by Feng Shu with chef Ah Ji, mostly in the Minnan dialect (Taiwanese variant of Hokkien) with a bit of Mandarin.
Touch Screen Cuisine
Here’s an unusual cooking show from Singapore, which pairs food bloggers and artistes for a cook-off. Hosted by Ben Yeo and Vivian Lai, this Mediacorp show sees both the blogger and artiste prepare dishes based on the blogger’s recipe.
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