Featuring mouthwatering meals and beautiful Vietnamese landscapes, Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam is sure to inspire budding chefs to get into the kitchen and try their hands at some of these delicious recipes.
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Episode 101: The Chefs of Vietnam
Description: Behind every creative Vietnamese dish is a creative Vietnamese chef. Some are award-winning professionals with years of international experience, while others are young rising stars. Martin cooks with a few of these chefs and shares ideas on Vietnamese cuisine.
Recipes: Duck with Tea Sauce, Orange-flavored Duck, My Long Noodle, Dungeness Crab with Tamarind Sauce.
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Dungeness Crab with Tamarind Sauce: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo
Episode 102: Where Dragons Nest
Description: Vietnamese legends tell of dragons descending from the heavens and nesting in Ha Long Bay. Martin sails these spectacular waters, exploring the many rugged caves inside the thousands of limestone islands. He drops by a floating village where children commute by boat to a schoolhouse on water.
Recipes: Crispy Fried Shrimp, Steamed Whole Fish in Spicy Bean Sauce.
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Episode 103: An Ecology Tour
Description: Martin gets up-close and personal with Vietnamese nature preservation by joining an eco-riverboat tour. Much to his delight, in addition to all the tips on nature, Martin also learns about the charming life of local fishing families, and how one can ‘rock the boat’ on an eco-river cruise.
Recipes: Banana Blossom Salad with Duck and Ginger, Grilled Spicy Lemongrass Lambchops.
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Banana Blossom Salad with Duck and Ginger: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo
Episode 104: Country Life, City Life
Description: In Vietnam, many of today’s city dwellers are only one generation removed from their country roots. Martin discovers that the long journey home to the Vietnamese countryside can also be a short riverboat ride to a picturesque park outside Ho Chi Minh City.
Recipes: Grilled Meatballs, Grilled Shrimp, Young Coconut Drink.
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Episode 105: Little Saigon
Description: Vietnamese American communities are among the fastest growing ethnic neighborhoods in America. Martin visits a few of these vibrant communities in Northern California, sharing his personal immigrant experience with these newer generation of immigrants, and picking up useful tips and recipes along the way.
Recipes: Sautéed Duck Breast Sandwich, Avocado Smoothie, Vietnamese Imperial Rolls.
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Vietnamese Imperial Rolls: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo
Episode 106: The Folk Art of Vietnam
Description: As so much of Vietnam is closely tied to its land and water, from farming to fishing, it is only natural that Vietnamese folk art is inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. Martin visits the famous Water Puppet Show in Hanoi, tours a pottery village and admires the embroidery handiwork of a true master.
Recipes: Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk, Mung Bean Cake with Glutinous Rice.
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Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo
Episode 107: Going Organic
Description: Organic farming has a long history in Vietnam. Martin visits an organic co-op near the picturesque town of Hoi An in central Vietnam. He also tours the organic garden of an ambitious and enterprising chef who works at an eco-friendly farm outside the city.
Recipes: Organic Vegetable Stir-fry with Kohlrabi, Pomelo Salad, Lemongrass Flavored Tea.
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Episode 108: The French Connection
Description: French missionaries first arrived in Vietnam in the 17th century, but the true French legacy is more prominent on the Vietnamese menu: from sidewalk cafes to the many east/west fusion dishes. Martin samples the popular Vietnamese sandwiches and explores how the traditional French baguette has taken on a Vietnamese twist.
Recipes: Spicy Beef Stew, Franco/Vietnamese Baguette, Lemongrass Coconut Crème Caramel.
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Spicy Beef Stew: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo
Episode 109: Breaking Fast
Description: Without a doubt the breakfast of champions in Vietnam is a steaming bowl of pho - but there’s more! From the classic broken rice to traditional Chinese rice congee, Martin joins millions of early risers in Vietnam for breakfast at the famous Ben Thanh Market and drops by a most unique noodle and tailor shop in one.
Recipes: Eel Noodles, Beef Pho, Broken Rice, Duck Congee.
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Duck Congee: Recipe | Facebook Photo | Twitter Photo