Celebrity Chef Luke Nguyen

Celebrity Chef

Luke Nguyen’s family fled Vietnam as boat people in 1978. They spent several months at a refugee camp in Thailand where Luke was born, before migrating to Australia.

Luke says his passion for food stems from his “strict, food-obsessed parents” who ran a restaurant in the Vietnamese suburb of Cabramatta in South Western Sydney for 15 years. He opened Red Lantern in a converted Sydney terrace house in 2002 with a menu featuring age-old family recipes. The authentic yet modern Vietnamese cuisine was an instant hit with diners and the restaurant quickly snapped up some of Sydney’s top industry awards. Its latest accolades include Best Asian Restaurant in the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Awards.


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Posted by Lorina3Report
Luke, Have been a fan of yours for a while and spent almost a year in Vietnam in 1991 so have deep appreciation and respect for the people and culture. Unfortunately your episode on eating dog made me switch off and I'm afraid to tune in again. You will be aware that in Western and indeed many other cultures , dogs are considered kin and eating them is abhorrent. I'm sorry to have seen this appalling taste choice televised and it offended me and I'm sure many.
Posted by Linda VilmaReport
I was introduced to your videos "Luke Nguyen's Vietnam" by another Nguyen from HCM City. Highly informative. I don't only get learning about Vietnamese cuisine, I also get information about the people of Vietnam. Thank you!
Posted by abondigirlReport
I just love your cooking show
Posted by Jaynie2Report
Luke you are amazing. From Mode to Red lantern. I'm very proud.
Posted by Veronique15Report
Hello Luke. Just purchased your beautifiul cookbook, Indochine. Love those receipies; can't wait to try them. Would you happen to have the dessert recipe ofmanioc cake with coco sauce?
Posted by Robert505Report
Hello Luke, Nan & I love your recepies. Keep them coming.
Posted by CASA E CUCINAReport
Love this food Luke...Fantastic!!!