Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers reveals secret sauce he puts on his chips

Dave Myers and Si King reminisced about their earliest experience of Chinese cuisine when they were young.

The Hairy Bikers Go West, Merseyside Dave Myers, Si King
The Hairy Bikers Dave Myers told Si King he developed an early taste for exotic flavours. (BBC)

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Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has revealed his adventures with food began when he put soy sauce on his chips as a child.

In the latest series of The Hairy Bikers: Go West, Myers and Si King visited Liverpool and Merseyside and celebrated the Chinese community in the city and their influence on local cuisine. The pair visited 'local institution' Sans Cafe in Liverpool Docks, serving Sichuan Chinese cuisine, and Chris's Chippy, which offers traditional English fish and chips with a Chinese twist.

What, how and why?

The Hairy Bikers Go West Si King and Dave Myers
Hairy Bikers Dave Myers revealed he likes soy sauce on his chips. (BBC)

After visiting the fish and chip shop to try salt and pepper chips – seasoned with onions, garlic, chillies and spices, the Hairy Bikers cooked a Chinese omelette together.

Myers asked his friend: "What's your earliest memory of eating Chinese food?" King revealed: "I must have been about nine, me mam took me and me sister a place called The Blue Sky, and they did dim sum [steamed dumplings]. Amazing."

Myers exclaimed: "Soy sauce that was a revelation! It was funny, we were very much a chip household. I managed to get me dad to buy a bottle of soy sauce and I used to have that on me chips, instead of salt and vinegar. I was pretentious even then!"

Fans of the show were delighted to see salt and pepper being put in the spotlight by the Hairy Bikers.

One wrote on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter: "Put Salt and Pepper Chips on the map lads #HairyBikers I remember when they were £1.20 in Chris’ chippy." Another asked: "Aren’t salt and pepper chips a thing everywhere? #Hairybikers."

And a third shared: "Omg I remember going to Chris's Chippy regularly as a student. I loved their special fried rice. I was amazed at the sheer variety of their menu. #HairyBikers."

What else happened on The Hairy Bikers: Go West

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The Hairy Bikers Dave Myers admitted he used to eat two butter potato pies for lunch. (BBC)

Myers previously confessed to King when the pair visited Lancashire that he used to eat two butter potato pies for lunch, when he was at his heaviest. The 66-year-old TV cook returned to his home county of Lancashire to show King around the area where he grew up.

Myers and King rose to fame as The Hairy Bikers, but had a make over in 2012 when they became the Hairy Dieters and lost over five stone between them.

As they cooked a traditional potato pie together, Myers confessed: "When I worked in Manchester there used to be bakery and every day we'd go and eat two butter potato pies." King, 57, winced: "How heavy were you then?!" Myers laughed: "Oh about 18 stone, like, it went down a treat. It's simple its great and it's delicious and it's not one for slimmers."

The Hairy Bikers: Go West airs on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 7pm is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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