Asians love street food -in fact, its a very big part of our lives in Singapore and Malaysia. Everything from the street corner vadai from the Indian uncle to the really delicious, fatty and irresistible Char Kway Tiow are all street food originals, and we simply cannot get enough of it. Given Luke Nguyen’s penchant for curious, its highly unsurprising that he has (finally) come to Asia exploring the street foods in countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. We got a small taste of this when he did Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, where we saw him on the streets cooking with street food vendors and adapting some recipes to suit global tastes. In his new show Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia, we discover how street food is prepared from scratch, a behind-the-scenes exclusive that you can’t quite find on other shows. He will also be putting the classic Luke Nguyen spin on the dishes, which is something I cannot wait for.
In conjucntion of this awesome new show, take part in the TLC Instagram contest! Here’s how you do it.
1) Follow @TLCSEAsia on Instagram
2) Post a hawker/street food dish on Instagram with location tag of the stall and the hashtags – #TLCMyHood and #LukeNguyenSFA
3) Tell us what the dish means to you, in a minimum of 20 words
Two top entries will be chosen every fortnight, with the winners each receiving a TLC goodie bag worth USD100. Luke Nguyen will then choose the most impressive post in terms of authenticity, composition, creativity and copy from this pool of winners. The grand prize winner and a companion will get a fully-paid 3D2N trip to Saigon and attend a cooking class at Grain (owned by Luke Nguyen). Note that the class will not be taught by Luke himself.
Contest ends Sunday, 16 October 2016, 23:59.
Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia airs Mondays at 9.25pm.