Vietnamese-Australian Luke Nguyen and his filming
crew will return to the chef’s homeland in April next year to shoot the second
part of his popular TV series about Vietnamese cuisine
first ten episodes of the show, “Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam,”
were broadcast in Australia
in October this year and won grave reviews from millions of local viewers and
those in other countries.
Nguyen’s Vietnam” took shape
when the award-wining chef traveled across Vietnam to explore local cuisine in
April this year.
show not only focuses on Vietnam’s
food but also the country’s culture and lifestyle conveyed through the images
of bustling local markets and street vendors.
Donnelly, director of the program, said the filming crew will spend about seven
weeks traveling across ten provinces and cities from central HueCity to
for the second part of the show next year.
began helping out at the family’s restaurant at the age of six. Eleven years
later, he started training with renowned Sydney
restaurateurs and chefs.
2002, the 23-year-old Nguyen and his sister opened their first restaurant, the
Red Lantern Restaurant, in Sydney’s
Lantern soon won critical acclaim and a number of awards including the
Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia’s “best restaurant”
awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
has been working as a regular guest on food TV shows and at food festivals in Australia and