HK star Nicholas Tse turns heads in Ipoh

Hong Kong star Nicholas Tse with Malaysian celebrity chef, Chef Wan.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

PETALING JAYA - The sight of Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse sampling local delicacies alongside Malaysian celebrity Datuk Redzua­wan Ismail, or Chef Wan, turned heads at the famous Concubine Lane in Ipoh.

In a video by mStar Online, Cana­dian celebrity chef David Rocco was also seen with them.

The trio are believed to be looking for ideas for an upcoming culinary production.

Tse and Rocco are set to have a culinary showdown in the Celebrity Chef: East vs West cooking show, where a local chef will determine a dish to be cooked.

Social media was abuzz after word got out about the trio’s visit on Monday.

Hong Kong star Nicholas Tse spotted tasting local delicacies in Ipoh

On the same day, Rocco posted a photo on his Instagram page of him and Chef Wan at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh, where Celebrity Chef: East vs West is slated to be filmed.

It will also be filmed at Sunway City.

In the caption accompanying the photo, Rocco wrote: "... and sometimes you meet people and you instantly hit it off. Thanks Chef!"

Tse, a singer, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur famous for his roles in Hong Kong movies such as Shaolin, Dragon Tiger Gate and New Police Story, first tried his hand at becoming a TV chef and food critic in 2014.

His smash hit travelogue-cooking show Chef Nic features travel stories and cooking tips.

The show has featured A-list Asian celebrities such as Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Fan Bing Bing and Angelababy.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's popular Chef Wan has been promoting Asian cuisine to the rest of the world for decades.