TAGS:

Chinese food is currently the UK’s favourite takeaway, with eight million meals eaten every week.

Tom Kerridge pits three of the country’s best Chinese takeaways against each other, while Cherry Healey discovers how a wave of immigration after World War Two and the invention of the washing machine resulted in this exotic cuisine first coming to the country.

The unfamiliar food was too exotic for British tastes, at first. But thanks to Billy Butlin, Chinese food went on to become Britain’s favourite takeaway.