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. 

How do you decide between a sweet or savoury martabak? You don't have to...
Satay doesn’t actually mean peanut sauce - Southeast Asia’s favourite street food snack is a dish of skewered, grilled meat with infinite variations.
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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...
Tofu really has a sensational sweet side as Luke Nguyen shares on of his all-time favourite desserts.
"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...
This Southeast Asian delicacy features various vegetables stuffed with fish paste, steamed, and then fried and topped with a thick yellow bean sauce. 
It will come as no surprise that silky, smooth custard-y tarts reign supreme in Hong Kong. How could they not!
"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...
It’s a Thai dish but there is a whole pile of Indian and Middle Eastern spices going on in the broth.
"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...