Have wok, will travel

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

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
Luke Nguyen takes us on a culinary journey across of the Greater Mekong region of South East Asia, from China and Myanmar to Thailand.
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 ventures deeper into the Greater Mekong region to discover the food cultures of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
This two-part series features Luke Nguyen as he recalls the best culinary discoveries from his journey through the Greater Mekong.

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...
Tea hasn't always been used for drinking. It's been used as medicine, money and as for food. In this recipe Luke Nguyen uses his fresh green tea leaves to infuse...
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.

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...

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Luke embarks on a culinary exploration of street food in Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
Filled with beautiful food and landscape photography, Luke Nguyen’s France is the ultimate companion to French cuisine and beyond.
Visit the SBS Shop now to buy Luke Nguyen's France on DVD, or get the series and episodes on iTunes or Google Play.
Take a ‘food journey down the Mekong River’ with Luke Nguyen as he explores traditions from China, through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, to Vietnam.
Luke unearths a multi-cultured food scene, cooking his way across the length and breadth of the UK and discovering wonderful food delicacies.