Luke Returns

Luke Nguyen in Sapa

Luke finishes his recipe of tofu and tomato then sits back to take in the breathtaking views of Sapa.

Tune in Sunday, February 6th, for the premiere of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, season two. Join Luke as he takes viewers on a culinary tour of the northern regions of Vietnam. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the new season and catch up on season one.

Luke Nguyen is the acclaimed owner and chef of the Sydney restaurant ‘The Red Lantern.” In season one of the series, Luke returned to the country of his heritage and explored the Southern regions of Vietnam with his family and uncovered their mutual love for food. Need to catch up on season one? Here are five things you should know about Luke, and feast your eyes on our favorite recipes from the first season.

Luke Nguyen's Slow-Braised Chicken

Slow-Braised Chicken in Green Peppercorns and Coconut Juice

In season two of the show, Luke takes us on a culinary journey through the northern regions of Vietnam. Starting in imperial Hue, and traveling north toward Hanoi and Sapa, nine regions are explored over ten colorful and energetic half hour episodes.

Luke Nguyen in Vinh

The Vinh locals take it upon themselves to join Luke on camera, then decide to offer Luke advice and intervene in the cooking process.

We travel with Luke as he demonstrates his passion for Vietnam and its cuisine. He shows us how to cook “grassroots” style and demonstrates ways to discover the clean, fresh and fragrant experience of cooking and eating healthy, delicious Vietnamese food.

Luke Nguyen in Hue

Luke chats with the staff in Ba Do, squeezed into their tiny kitchen as they prepare the food (Episode 1: Hue).

In the premiere episode, Luke explores the food and people of Hue, home to the ruling Emperors of the 17th century in central Vietnam. Hue’s culture and its history are discovered as Luke takes us on a sprawling journey of the vibrant town.

Catch the episode Sunday at 12:30pm EST.

Check out more images from the second season of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam.


Luke's Vietnam, Ninh Binh

A hard task made to look easy: Luke cooks a broth of snails in a little row boat (Episode 3: Ninh Binh).