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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

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...
School prawns are small but sweet. Luke leaves the shells on for this Vietnamese stir-fry recipe - the prawns are young, and the shells are tender and crisp. The...
Top these rolls with pork terrine, fresh herbs, bean sprouts, fried shallots and cucumber. Dress with nuoc cham and garnish with sliced chilli - you will make...
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...
Luke Nguyen's quick and easy recipe for a beautifully fresh Vietnamese salad, with peppery watercress, stir-fried garlicky beef, and a lovely vinaigrette dressing...
Luke Nguyen: 'I have seen this dish being cooked over fire all through Vietnam, but I had no idea how it was done! It's only when I visited this remote village...
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...

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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.