Have wok, will travel

Luke Nguyen explores the Greater Mekong, from China, Myanmar and Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Luke Nguyen takes us on a culinary journey across of the Greater Mekong region of South East Asia, from China and Myanmar to Thailand.
Luke Nguyen ventures deeper into the Greater Mekong region to discover the food cultures of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Luke finds the Mekong in Australia

After travelling through the Greater Mekong Luke Nguyen returns home to find a similar local flavour in Melbourne and Sydney
This two-part series features Luke Nguyen as he recalls the best culinary discoveries from his journey through the Greater Mekong.
Fresh from his sojourn uncovering some of Britain's best food secrets – and some of the worst – for his new show, Luke Nguyen's United Kingdom, we chat to the Red...

Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong recipes

This pork hock recipe will fill your home with heavenly aromas as it slowly cooks. The finished result is meltingly tender pork with a fantastic sauce. Serve with...
While Luke Nguyen uses the locally abundant Telopea fish to prepare this typical Dai-style dish from China, you could also use sole, flounder or baby snapper....
This is an authentic Chinese recipe for baba, a wheat-based flat bread that is filled with sweet or savoury ingredients and pan-fried until flaky and crispy ...
This dish is just one of a traditional eight-course banquet. Chinese food is all about balance, so each dish works together. This is a clean, light pork belly...
This easy recipe from Luke Nguyen is brimming with incredible flavours, from the ginger, Chinese salted soy beans, chilli and fresh coriander. The fish is first...
This crispy Chinese vegetable stir-fry has lots of texture and flavour. With pickled chilli and chilli oil, it has a spicy kick.
Marinated in a blend of spices including cumin, chilli, ginger, coriander and nutmeg, the fragrance of these spicy beef skewers as they cook on the chargrill make...

Mekong at home

Search our trove or recipes to recreate the flavours of the Greater Mekong in your own home.

Thai food

Despite the fact that Thai food uses many of the same core ingredients as other South East Asian countries – chilli, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, fish sauce, palm sugar...

Lao food

Sticky rice, fresh vegetables, mountains of fresh herbs, fish and meat, fish sauce, chilli, spices, fruit and more sticky rice... one of the wonderful features of...

Cambodian food

Salty, sweet, spicy and sour, Cambodian cuisine has all bases covered. The nation is home to a bounty of seafood and fresh, fragrant produce, which features...

Burmese food

Rice sits at the centre of Burmese (Myanmar) cuisine, with a variety of meat, fish and vegetable dishes served alongside. Curries, such as this golden egg variety...

Chinese food

While Westerners often think of Chinese food as one distinct cuisine, it is, in fact, comprised of several distinctly different regional styles of cooking. The...