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Journey with Luke Nguyen to his home country of Vietnam and meet the food and people that make this country vibrant.

With a huge extended family scattered throughout Vietnam, Luke is inspired to learn that they all have one thing in common – a love for food. On our journey of Vietnam...
Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of Sydney restaurant Red Lantern, returns to the country of his heritage – this time to take a culinary journey through the...
Vietnamese food is one of the most varied and seductive on the planet – a delicious mix of the food of its colonial visitors and age-old native flavours and...
Vietnamese food is one of the most varied and seductive on the planet – a delicious mix of the food of its colonial visitors and age-old native flavours and...
I’ve worked my way up to the central highlands of Vietnam, to a small romantic town called Da Lat.

Luke Ngueyn's Vietnam recipes

This classic Vietnamese dipping sauce, nuoc mam cham (or sometimes just called nuoc cham), is a balance of salty (from fish sauce), chilli and sweet. Serve it...
Another simple yet scrumptious recipe from Luke Nguyen, this Vietnamese stir-fry makes a star of water spinach, but you could use any leafy green vegetable that's...
This recipe for Luke Nguyen's stir-fried green beans with mushrooms is low on fuss but big on flavour and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Serve with steamed...
Luke Nguyen's Vietnamese fish cakes make perfect appetisers just as they are, or for a more substantial bite, wrap them in lettuce leaves with vermicelli noodles...
Grab banana and pandan leaves from an Asian grocery store (or some selected grocery stores) and barbecue chicken the Vietnamese way with this recipe from Luke...
Luke Nguyen shares his recipe for possibly the most perfect salad. The green mango adds texture, freshness and tang while the prawns sing of summer. You could...
Perilla leaves are large and purple on one side. They are used in Asian cuisines, and feature in this Vietnamese recipe for salmon salad.
This colourful appetiser makes a beautiful start to a meal. Mango is at it's best in Summer, select fruit that is fragrant, ripe and sweet. The tuna is just...
Here's a simple Vietnamese stir-fry recipe from Luke Nguyen. It's ready in just half an hour, including marinating time, and is a truly tasty new way to cook beef.

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Our round up of recipes, cooking videos and interviews from all of his shows.

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Luke Nguyen's France recipes

Luke Nguyen’s passion for food leads him out of Asia and into France, the culinary wonderland that shaped his ancestral home, Vietnam, and the lives of so many in...
Taste your way through Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong, and discover delicious recipes from the chef's journey down the famous Asian river.

Coming to Australia

In this intimate interview, Luke Nguyen talks about his journey to Australia via a refugee camp in Thailand.
Recipes that will show you how families from various South East Asian countries celebrate Lunar New Year, including Luke Nguyen's personal favourites.