Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia

In this new series, Luke takes to the streets of Asia to embark on a culinary exploration of its food and culture. 

In this new series, Luke takes to the streets of Asia to embark on a culinary exploration of its food and culture, as he explores street food throughout Saigon,...
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"As I kick around Jakarta, where I discover foods from all over Indonesia, one cuisine I really enjoy is Sundanese. It’s from the western part of Java and the way...

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Street food at home!

"Just off Jalan Sabang, down a street called Kebon Sirih, is a really famous nasi goreng joint at number 73. Theirs isn’t just any nasi goreng though; they make...
"As I kick around Jakarta, where I discover foods from all over Indonesia, one cuisine I really enjoy is Sundanese. It’s from the western part of Java and the way...
"Walking the streets of Jakarta, I came across a stall with a cook behind a wok who looked around 12 years old, but was working the wok like a pro – so I...
"This is one of my all-time favourite Asian-style desserts. I love it because it’s got a beautiful soft texture and a subtle, ginger sweetness that make it so...
"Soto just means ‘soup’ and there are heaps of different sotos in Jakarta. This one consists of broth, meat, vegetables and noodles, and it’s a defining dish of...
"Imbi market is the go to place for great food. One of my go to places is Ah Fook Chee Cheong Fun, something of a mecca for Kuala Lumpur’s street food devotees....
"Another colonial legacy from the British, Hong Kong-style egg tarts are big in Kuala Lumpur. It’s thought they were first baked in the 1940s by local coffee...
"One of the most popular Malay street foods in Kuala Lumpur is rojak, which is essentially a substantial salad. There are some very distinct varieties – the...
"This has to be the best loved Malay dish of all time; it’s considered the national dish of the country and although traditionally served for breakfast, you’ll...
"Right next to the Seapark Market in Petaling Jaya, you’ll find a guy at a stall making wantan mee. But his aren’t just any old wantan mee because he makes his...
"One of my favourite hidden gems in Bangkok has to be Aeesa Rot Dee, located at 178 Tanee Road near the busy Khao San Road. It’s tucked away down the darkest,...
"I’ve sampled all varieties of curries in Bangkok, but this noodle curry, originating from Chiang Mai, has to be one of my favourites. This recipe uses Thai curry...
"A part of Bangkok I really love is the small sliver of a neighbourhood between the busy Siam and Victory Monument shopping areas in Phetchaburi called Phaya Thai...
"If you’re up near the Giant Swing or the Democracy Monument, you must dine at Mit Ko Yuan on Dinso Road in Sao Chingcha. I’m telling you, this place has not...
"Tilapia lives in freshwater ecosystems and is found in great abundance in the Mekong River. It has a mild buttery flavour, is high in protein, has five times...
"This noodle soup dish originated from Hanoi, however it can be found all through the streets of Saigon. It is much loved by locals as it has such depth of...
"Saigon’s Chinatown is always an exciting area for street food. My go-to place there is Dân Ích; it’s the hottest hotpot joint around and gets really, really busy...
"The French introduced baguettes to Vietnam, however the Vietnamese created a large variety of delicious and creative fillings to go inside them. This fish cake...
"I came across a street food cart in Saigon’s busy Chinatown wok tossing rice noodles. I couldn’t help myself but ask the owner if I could make my own dish....
"We serve this popular street food dish at my Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney. We poach the chicken in a master stock, then baste it with a honey and maltose...