Asian Food Channel's Brand New TV Series--Martin Yan's Asian Favourites

By Mommy Donna and Kib - January 20, 2017

I love to eat, but I don't like to cook, haha.  Sometimes I get a glimpse of some cooking shows on TV because I wanted to learn new dishes.  I like experimenting on new dishes as long as it is easy and the ingredients are readily available.  

Kib is also an aspiring chef.  He would help me in the kitchen and sometimes he would also prepare his own meals. Mind you, he would also prettify his plate.  Check my earlier blogpost about our cooking adventures here.  

I have friends who are fond of watching cooking shows, particularly the cooking shows at Asian Food Channel.  I would see their posts on Facebook replicating the dishes they learned from those shows.  Sometimes I would also switch channels and go to Asian Food Channel because I am really curious on the kind of dishes the chefs prepare and to be honest, they really look good and healthy!

Culinary icon and award-winning chef Martin Yan returns to Asian Food Channel (AFC) this January with a brand new series, Martin Yan's Asian Favourites.  Chef Yan is a celebrity chef, highly respected food consultant, and a prolific author.  He wrote 30 cookbooks, including the award-winning Martin Yan's Feast, Chinese Cooking for Dummies, and Martin Yan's Quick and Easy.  His latest cookbook, Martin Yan's China, documents his travels and culinary discoveries throughout the far reaches of China.

Chef Yan has starred in a number of AFC original productions: True Passion--Martin Yan features Chef Yan pairing his signature dishes with his favorite Jacob's Creek wines; Back To Basics shows Chef Yan venturing deep into the palm oil plantations of Malaysia, braving searing heat to discover the truth behind one of the world's most widely used food products, palm oil; Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam showcases the essence of Vietnam's rich cuisine and vibrant culture.

Now in his new series, Chef Yan will handpick eight different themes to feature in each episode, where he will then whip up four dishes that best represents a country an its unique food culture.  In the premiere episode, Chef Yan will combine Thailand's unique "5 senses in 1 bowl' approach in his Cold Noodles Salad and Crispy Caramelized Noodles and share his take on Malaysia's Fish Head Noodles and Singapore's stir fried noodles, all bound to tantalize viewer's taste buds.

Asians love eating vegetables!  So Chef Yan will also showcase different Asian dishes with vegetables in this show.  Watch Chef Yan whip up the all-time favourite Crispy Tofu with Bok Choy, Malaysia's Spicy Nonya Vegetables, the refreshing Vietnamese style Papaya Salad, and last but not the least, the savoury Cheese and Eggplant Omelette, locally known as Tortang Talong in the Philippines.  

In addition, Chef Yan's newest TV show will also feature some guests, like Datuk Fazley and Chef Minh Nha to come up with dishes to celebrate Asian's vibrant cultures and its flavourful cuisines.

The pilot episode was shown last January 5th, 2017.  Martin Yan's Asian Favourites will be watched every Thursday, 9PM on AFC.  You can watch AFC on these following cable networks:

Channel Code
22 (Analog)/ 248 HD
Dream Satellite TV
Destiny Cable
71 (Analog)/ 22 (Digital)

Let's learn to cook with Chef Martin Yan and spice up our everyday dishes!

About Asian Food Channel

Asian Food Channel (AFC) is the region’s leading food-focused channel that celebrates the unique Asian culinary experience with the added touch of global flavour. AFC entertains viewers with a range of local and international content from reality, lifestyle to travelogue program formats. It believes in celebrating the rich history and story behind Asia’s most beloved cuisines and continues to grow its library of originally produced Asian content, breaking boundaries with new and exciting programs. Available in more than 10 countries in Asia Pacific, the channel’s online engagement via website and social media platforms surpass two million likes on Facebook and continues to increase daily. Asian Food Channel is part of Scripps Networks Interactive, one of the world’s leading producers of lifestyle content. More information is available on or Facebook page

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