Cooking shouldn’t be intimidating and stressful, but something that is fun and rewarding at the same time. With the easy availability of countless cooking channels on the Internet, you can basically learn or master nearly every kind of recipe. That said, here are 10 YouTube Cooking Channels That Make You A Better Cook listed in alphabetical order.
1) Buat Orang Lapo
Buat Orang Lapo, which literally means “Make People Hungry” in the Malay language, offers easy step-by-step local and international recipes such as Nasi Goreng Keju (Cheese Fried Rice), Cempedak Goreng (Cempedak Fritters) and White Sauce Pasta. The videos come with written instructions in both English and Malay.
2) Donal Skehan
One-pot butter chicken, fried rice, Thai chicken curry, eggs benedict, strawberry pavlova cake… you name it, Donal Skehan does them all with such relative ease. Not to mention the Dublin-born TV personality and food expert’s witty and laidback charm makes his namesake YouTube cooking channel all the more entertaining to watch.
3) Gordon Ramsay
Here is a name that needs no introduction. Even if you are not a fan of cooking, you have most likely come across the name of Gordon Ramsay. Besides, who could forget the British celebrity chef’s infamous foul-mouthed personality that made him such an icon? Like him or loathe him, there’s something about him that makes his cooking videos compulsively watchable. Some of Gordon’s recipes available on his YouTube channel include Pasta with Tomato, Anchovy & Chilli, Spicy Sausage Rice and Chocolate Mint Cake.
4) Jamie Oliver
The charismatic British celebrity chef has certainly come a long way since making his television debut in the popular “Naked Chef” cooking programme. Today, he has published his own cookbooks as well as running his namesake YouTube channel, offering delicious recipes such as mushroom stroganoff, turkey sandwich and chocolate brownies. His videos are often fun to watch, especially given Jamie’s effortless charm and the way how he shows his passion for cooking.
If you love Korean dishes, the English-speaking Emily Kim’s Maangchi is the one worth subscribing. Here, you get to learn all the easy how-tos with popular Korean dishes like gimbap, tteokbokki (spicy rice cake), kimchi, bulgogi and of course, Korean fried chicken.
6) Nyonya Cooking
Grace Teo’s Nyonya Cooking channel is all about simple yet delicious recipes. Expect everyday food such as Pineapple Fried Rice, Beef Rendang, Mee Goreng Mamak and Mapo Tofu — all of which are described in the utmost easy-to-understand method.
7) Pailin’s Kitchen
Love Thai food and thinking of whipping some of them up right at home? Well, Pailin’s Kitchen would be a great place to start with. Hosted and prepared by the beautiful Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant herself, she ensures all her recipes are easy to follow. Among them includes Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Pad Kra Pao and Som Tum.
Being a veteran filmmaker himself in both TV commercials and feature films, the Melbourne-based Chef Joel Mielle certainly knows how to frame a shot. That explains why his Recipe30 is such a technical triumph in both visual aesthetics and cinematographic work. Impressive visuals aside, his recipe — covering from international to fusion cuisine — can be easily recreated at home, with the likes of Tuna Spaghetti with Capers and Fresh Tomato and Pesto Pasta Sausage Meatballs in Cream Sauce.
You’ve probably seen it on YouTube and even on Facebook. And you can tell how insanely popular Tasty is, especially given its astonishing numbers of over 16 million subscribers! Frankly, it’s easy to see why as each of their YouTube videos are direct, fun and simple to follow. It also helps they offer all kinds of mouthwatering recipes regardless of breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snacks under one channel. Want to know how to make the best fried chicken recipe you’ve ever tasted? Check. Or perhaps, a recipe to whip up a scrumptious cheesecake? All that and more on their YouTube channel.
This Singapore-based YouTube cooking channel specialises in various types of local, international and fusion cuisine. Be it Soy Milk Tart, Braised Pork Belly with Abalone or simple recipes like Rojak and Luncheon Meat Fried Rice, all of their videos are immaculately shot and lovingly framed with easy-to-read written instructions on the screen.