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April 2019
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S1 Ep5

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Journeying south to Myanmar, Luke uncovers the little known foods and flavours of the former capital, Yangon. Here he begins his culinary education by learning the art of making the famous Mohinga with one of the city’s lively Mohinga experts. Luke also tries his hand at making rice paper sheets the traditional way at 17th...
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S1 Ep4

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Continuing through China, Luke Nguyen journeys to Xishuangbana, where China meets Southeast Asia, to experience Dai culture and cuisines and try the acquired tastes of the famous tea horse trail. Trekking through mist covered tea plantations where he is to cook sweet tea dumplings, Luke is invited to a nearby village where...
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S1 Ep3

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Chef Luke Nguyen continues his culinary journey across the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Travelling in China's Yunnan Province, Luke reaches the fabled town of Lijiang where the nightlife reigns and a Naxi 'aunty' teaches him how to cook a local speciality. Amid curious marketplace spectators, Luke catches a fis...
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S1 Ep2

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On this leg of his culinary journey across Southeast Asia, Luke discovers the unique flavours and food traditions of the Bai and Yai people in the historic Chinese towns of Dali and Shaxi. There, Luke experiences the best fishing of his life with the help of specially trained Cormorant birds. Travelling further north, Shax...
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S1 Ep6 - Marseille

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Luke travels to Marseille, the capital of Provence, to immerse himself in this seaside city’s food and art culture. He hitches a ride to the local fish market with Marseille restaurateur Georgina. Using ingredients fresh off the boat, the pair draws a crowd as they set up beside the old port and cook up Georgina’s fusion A...
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S1 Ep5 - Lyon

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Luke heads to Lyon, the food capital of France. He makes a classic salad Lyonnaise after teaming up with celebrity chef Grégory Cuilleron, then explores Lyon’s famous silk tunnels. Luke has a wine early in the morning with his old friend Momo before setting up a kitchen in the middle of a farmers’ market. The men wax lyric...
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S1 Ep1

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Chef Luke Nguyen takes a culinary journey across the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia as he travels to three of the six countries that make up this region: Yunnan Province in China, Myanmar and Thailand. Beginning in south-west China, Luke explores the food cultures and centuries-old traditions of Yunnan Province, f...
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S1 Ep9

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Travelling in northern Thailand, Luke arrives at the mountainous Mae Salong where he prepare a rustic tomato dish with Apear, an Aka grandmother. Getting off the beaten track, Luke sets up kitchen in a banana forest where he creates a jungle chicken curry. Luke then travels further up the mountainside to the Royal Project ...
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S1 Ep4 - Port Lesney (Franche-Comte)

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Luke’s journey takes him to the Franche-Comté where he finds age-old recipes and experiences new levels of decadence. After going foraging with chef Pierre Basso Moro, Luke enjoys one of the Michelin star-winning chef’s most beloved dishes, which uses the famed Bresse chicken. Given the opportunity, how could he not visit ...
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S1 Ep3 - Strasbourg (Alsace)

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From Paris, Luke heads west to Strasbourg where he develops a taste for all things Alsatian. There he discovers the secrets behind Strasbourg’s most famous and controversial dish, choucroute. And importantly, he learns how to eat it. He meets Alsace’s ‘Queen of Gingerbread’ to learn the art of making pain d'épices and then...
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