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Taste of Malaysia with Martin Yan Previous Broadcasts

Penang Heritage (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 1:30 PM

Martin explores culinary treasures of Penang, a World Heritage City and a true cultural and historical gem. At Georgetown he drops by the legendary Ghee Hiang, the iconic pastry maker whose trademark dates back 160 years. At a traditional Nyonya rice cake factory Martin witnesses a most unusual way to squeeze out the air from the cake dough. At the classic 1881 Hotel Martin learns a special wok-seared rib recipe from the local chef.

Adventure on the Go (Episode #111H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 -- 9:30 AM

A road trip across Malaysia can also be a culinary adventure, as Martin finds out on today's show. Along Malaysia's highways and byways are a wide variety of snack stands and countless roadside cafes and eateries, serving food that the average westerners have never seen or tasted. Coconut shakes, Malaysian famous cendol, piping hot samosas and flavorful shrimp chips, Martin snacks his way across Malaysia.

Eight Million Cups of Tea (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 -- 1:30 PM

Martin travels to the scenic Cameron Highlands for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, a colonial history lesson and the best cup of tea in Malaysia. At Boh Tea Plantation and the famous Smoke House Hotel, Martin learns about tea cultivation, the contribution of Indian workers, and the region's connections to Malaysia's colonial past. For a closer nature encounter he overnights at a most unique 'homestay', an ecological Tree House.

Life on the Pahang River (Episode #110H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 -- 9:30 AM

Martin travels along the banks of the Pahang River, meeting with local folks and sharing their life stories and recipes where he discovers a local delicacy, the patin fish. Then Martin and friend chef Wan swap war stories and a recipe or two. Martin also experiences Musang King Durian - the TSA forbidden fruit, best known for its terrible smell and the most expensive fish in the world Empurau fish.

Loyal Friends In Setiawan (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 -- 1:30 PM

Many of today's Who's Who in Malaysia grew up in quiet small towns such as Sitiawan. Martin is invited to share his day with a network of old friends at their hometown. He visits a local baker and a noodle maker who are pillars of the community, not only with the food they provide, but also for their strong communal spirit and support. The old friends invite Martin to a banquet at their favorite restaurant.

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