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Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen was born in 1978 in Thailand, shortly after his parents fled Vietnam as boat people.


Luke Nguyen is the head chef and owner of the award-winning Red Lantern Vietnamese restaurant, and is one of Sydney's top celebrity chefs. He's also the author of the best selling books, Secrets of the Red Lantern and Songs of Sapa.

Red Lantern promotes ethical eating, using local sustainable and organic produce, and was listed in the 'Top Ten' Most Environmentally Sustainable Restaurants in the 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

Renowned for his Vietnamese heritage and cuisine, Nguyen also has a family history in China. His inspiration for Fat Noodle comes from both countries, and is reflected in the taste combinations and fusion flavours.

In his spare time, Luke hosts 13 day culinary discovery trips to Vietnam for adventurous cooks.

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Luke Nguyen