Although he was born in Thailand, Luke Nguyen grew up in Australia, and is great food ambassador for both Australia and Vietnam (his parents are Vietnamese). Luke Nguyen has written food books and is the host of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, a food documentary in which he travels through Vietnam, cooking in an ad hoc manner of the street vendors in the country, usually preparing the dish on the sidewalk.
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam sees Luke return to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta, and along the coast to the world heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy.