Friday, December 9, 2016


Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites is an Asian Food Channel (AFC) Original Production
that premieres on 5th January 2017

A familiar name in Asian households, Chef Martin Yan returns to AFC this January as he serves up two decades’ worth of insider knowledge and kitchen tricks on Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites. Viewers can find more information as well as download recipes from each episode upon premiere of the show at

Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites is presented by Panasonic and co-sponsored by Dr. Thanh Herbal Tea premiering on:
·       Thursday, 5 January at 9.00pm on Asian Food Channel
Cignal Ch 62, Destiny Cable Ch 71 (Analog)/Ch 22 (Digital), Dream Satellite TV Ch 27, SkyCable Ch 22 (Analog)/Ch 248 (HD)  

Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites

Over the years, Chef Yan has journeyed across Asia, meeting chefs, home-cooks and locals from all walks of life, getting inspiration from their stories and family recipes. This 8-episode series features over 30 dishes influenced by Chef Yan’s 20 years of experience and extensive travels, bringing out the distinct local flavors from 6 cities – Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“I’ve been hosting food shows for more than 35 years and I never get sick of it! I’m a strong advocate of Asian cuisine and making it easy to replicate has been my lifelong mission. I’m glad this show will allow me to showcase how one can use a simple food staple, and produce many different variations!” said Martin Yan.

Warm your hearts and kitchens with home-cooked dishes from Chef Yan ranging from Fish Head Noodle Soup, Good Fortune Prawns to Chicken Eggplant Green Curry. In each episode, Chef Yan picks a food staple or cuisine as a theme and prepares a selection of dishes, bringing out the strong flavors and cooking methods from each city. Catch special guest appearances from Datuk Fazley Yaakob and Chef Hoang Minh Nhat as they collaborate with Chef Yan and share their special ingredients and techniques. 
Here’s what you can look forward to cooking with Chef Yan, this January 2017!

Text Box: Curries can be found in various forms all over Asia and the sheer depth of flavors inspires Chef Yan to pick the absolute classics for this episode. From Indonesia, he cooks a mutton curry, influenced by his travels to Padang in West Sumatra. From Thailand, he tackles the king of all bases, the Green Curry paste from which all Thai curries seem to flow from. With a special guest appearance by Celebrity Chef Datuk Fazley Yaakob, they collaborate together to cook up a Malaysian Classic Coconut Beef Curry. Datuk Fazley shares his insights and adds a unique twist by adding star fruit, bringing back fond memories of how his grandma used to cook this dish.

Text Box: This episode sees Chef Yan celebrating the creativeness of Asian cuisine, and the dishes that inspire him to be a better chef. From Indonesia, a Spicy Grilled Chicken that is first boiled, then fried and then grilled! Followed by a Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf inspired from his travels to Malaysia. With a special guest appearance from a local chef, Chef Hoang Minh Nhat, who teaches him how to make the perfect Shrimp Mousse On A Stick accompanied by a garlic dipping sauce and a Vietnamese-inspired Rainbow Juice.

Viewers can find more information as well as download recipes from each episode upon premiere of the show

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 or Facebook page

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