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At the age of 23, Luke fulfilled his dream by opening his very own restaurant – Red Lantern, with his sister Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen. In 2012, the team opened their second restaurant, Red Lantern on Riley & Red Lily Cocktail Bar.

Luke is the author of four bestselling and award-winning cookbooks, Secrets of the Red Lantern, the Songs of Sapa, Indochine & Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong.

Luke was recently inducted into the Sydney Morning Herald’s Food Hall of Fame for his cooking and travel programs, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam & Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which is televised in 150 countries.

He is judge and host for the first series of MasterChef Vietnam, 2013.

Luke has appeared in Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape, MasterChef Australia and Destination Flavour.

Luke is Ambassador for award winning travel group APT; hosting culinary discovery trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, China & Japan.



TV Shows & DVDs

Luke Nguyen's Food Trail

Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia

Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Luke Nguyen's France

Masterchef Vietnam

Masterchef Australia

Luke Nguyen's United Kingdom


Street Food Asia

Luke Nguyen's France

From China to Vietnam - A Journey Down the Mekong River

The Food of Vietnam

Indochine - Baguettes and Banh Mi: Finding France in Vietnam

The Songs of Sapa - Stories and Recipes from Vietnam

Secrets of the Red Lantern


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