Pack your backpack

From Monday to Thursday at 6.30pm on The Food Network, 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 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.
Luke Nguyen cooks up the flavours of Vietnam with this aromatic chicken stir-fry recipe. It's quick and simple enough for everyday dinners, with plenty of...
While Luke Nguyen prefers to eat his prawns in the traditional Vietnamese manner- head, shell and all, you can peel them after grilling if you prefer.  ...
For something a little different, try our Thai-style fried rice recipe. If you're entertaining, serve up a colourful fried rice with cuttlefish, pineapple and dill.
I love the simplicity of this recipe. Beautiful soft silken tofu fried and served with the crisp lemongrass and chilli. Serve with some rice as part of a shared...
First deep-fried, then tossed in an aromatic sate sauce laced with chilli, stir-fried crab doesn't get much better than this. Luke Nguyen suggests using any left...
These pork skewers are a popular snack in Vietnam. The sausages are packed with flavour and teamed with the freshness of the aromatic herbs - this recipe is a...

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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 his...
Taste your way through Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong, and discover delicious recipes from the chef's journey down the famous Asian river.
Luke Nguyen returns to the country of his heritage – this time to take a culinary journey through the northern regions of Vietnam.

Coming to Australia

In this intimate interview, Luke Nguyen talks about his journey to Australia via a refugee camp in Thailand.
Join Luke Nguyen as he unearths the unique, quirky and mouth-watering delicacies of this historic and fascinating island.