When you're hankering for a steaming bowl of chicken chow mein, it's easy to just ring the local greasy takeaway and get stuck in.
But if you really want to delete that takeaway number off your phone, you'll need to stock your cupboards with these essentials.
Take a look at the eight inexpensive and accessible ingredients Gok Wan recommends for authentic homemade Chinese food in the gallery below...
Get more Chinese cooking advice from Gok Wan or watch Gok Cooks Chinese on 4OD here.
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