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About Larkin Cen

Larkin Cen was a finalist in the 2013 series of MasterChef. After practicing as an HR Solicitor for 4 years, he decided to follow in the family’s footsteps and embark on his lifelong dream of being an entrepreneur. Having grown up in his parent’s Chinese takeaway, he noted that the Chinese food sector was too fragmented, the businesses lacked scalability and most importantly the food was outdated and generally unhealthy.

After his time of MasterChef, Larkin has established himself at the 5 star Celtic Manor Resort in Wales with restaurant Cen at Celtic Manor offering a deliciously different dining concept featuring an menu of fresh and contemporary Asian Cuisine. In October 2016 Larkin opened his new casual Asian diner called Woky Ko. They serve bao's, noodles and small plates all freshly cooked to order from a menu which reflects the freshness of Asian food. The casual and fun restaurant offers an open-kitchen dining room where guests can watch our "Wokstars" cook Asian street food to order.



Larkin Cen will be looking for use of authentic flavours and cooking methods.

Events

BIRMINGHAM

Sat/Sun 18th/19th November:  We will be cooking up Stir Fry broccoli with LKK Premium Oyster Sauce and Light Soy Sauce.  PLUS buy a bottle of LKK Premium Oyster sauce  and receive a bottle of LKK Premium Light Soy sauce absolutely free! (500ml).

MANCHESTER

Sat/Sun 18th/19th November: Join us for a Malaysian weekend with The Tham Brothers who will be cooking up a range of dishes using Mak Nyonya pastes.  Also try My Bizcuit tarts and biscuit range and Uncle Saba Poppadoms! 

CROYDON

Sat/Sun 18th/19th - Free tasting of Acecook Oh Ricey Noodles this weekend! PLUS 3 + 1 offers!

CRICKLEWOOD

Sat/Sun 18th/19th November: This weekend we will be cooking Azuma Foods Shrimp Swirl Pop and Baby Octopus - these will be available at special prices this weekend only!  Also try a delicious Hot Pot and get 10% off a range of HDL Hot Pot Bases including Spicy and Tomato.  Also try out HDL Hot Pot Dipping Sauces and Soybean Roll.

GIFT IDEAS

Visit our on-line store here and see our large selection of authentic ingredients, Gift Hampers, kitchen accessories, tableware and lots more!  Gift vouchers are also available.