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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

When my parents had a pho restaurant in Cabramatta I would eat a bowl of pho every day! My father still to this day works on his cooking technique and tweaks the...
The flavours and textures in this Vietnamese recipe from Luke Nguyen really pack a punch, with the crispy crab, pork and mushroom parcels served on noodle salad...
These Vietnamese beef and pork skewers are shaped around stalks of lemongrass and cooked on a chargrill, which releases a smoky aroma that flavours the meat...
Nothing beats a Vietnamese baguette for lunch. Here, Luke Nguyen shares a recipe that shows you how to make pork terrine from scratch, but you could buy it ready...
Hue is very popular and well known for little rice cakes, there are many different versions using different flours. I have chosen a simple version here. It's just...
Crispy on the outside, succulent on the inside. Luke Nguyen's recipe for charcoal roasted duck Vietnamese-style will have you wanting more.
Banh khoai translates as "happy pancake". Luke Nguyen cooks this beautiful Vietnamese rice flour crepe, which is crispy, moist and full of flavour. It is served...
Luke Nguyen's recipe for pan-fried ling packs a flavour punch with ground turmeric, fresh dill, curry powder and more, served on a bed of vermicelli noodles....
Luke Nguyen's Vietnamese stir-fry recipe is bursting with fresh flavours and nutritional benefits. The full flavour of the mushrooms means this could be served as...

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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's Vietnam

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.

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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.
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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.