New food series Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia will premiere on SBS in September.
In his latest 8 part Southeast Asian culinary exploration, Nguyen travels through Saigon, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Luke begins his adventure in his family’s home city of Saigon, Vietnam, where getting up early in the morning and venturing straight into the hustle and bustle of the markets is part of everyday life. It’s here talking with the stall vendors that Luke uncovers the secret recipes passed down through families for generations.
Luke continues his exotic street food journey venturing into Bangkok, Thailand, with different street food vendors on every corner he stumbles across hidden stalls and characters who teach him their traditional way of life.
Luke then ventures into multicultural Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he tastes scrumptious sweet and savoury treats, including the curry puffs said to provide the consumer with prosperity and happiness.
It’s in Jakarta, Indonesia, that Luke unearths the delicacies of Chinatown, experiencing a mix of flavours in this melting pot of diverse cultural cuisines. Luke joins the locals beneath the tall city skyscrapers and uncovers a truly authentic Indonesian stall which serves every part of a chicken. It’s in this bustling city that he completes his street food odyssey, as he visits a busy stall that has been serving a traditional Indonesian salad since 1961 and embarks on a street-wide search for the best nasi goreng in town.
Thursday 1 September at 8.30pm on SBS.