Martin Yan’s latest KQED show “Taste of Vietnam” filming at Emeryville’s Granite Expo

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When I was a child, I remember clearly the moments I watched Martin Yan’s Yan Can Cook at home with my mom. Chef Yan was always personable, entertaining, and has proven that he indeed “can cook”. His latest cooking and travel public television series, Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam, recently aired and showcases the colorful and diverse culture and food of Vietnam, featuring cooking demonstrations and a personal tour of the beautiful country. The cooking demonstrations were filmed in Emeryville at The Granite Expo, located at 40th and Hollis.


It turns out that Martin has an ongoing relationship with Granite Expo and endorses their products. In fact, he loves it so much that he did a little dance in this commercial (also filmed at their Emeryville Location):

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Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam debuts Saturday, September 13, at 10am on KQED Channel 9.

Martin Yan Returns to Public Television this fall with “Taste of Vietnam”


From network of canals that make up the water world of the Mekong Delta to the beautiful limestone mountains of Ha Long Bay, Martin traveled in Vietnam for months to immerse himself in the culture for this series. In each of the 26 episodes, two exotic locations will be featured and a live cooking demonstration takes place in front of an audience. We can look forward to learning how to cook dungeness crab with tamarind, shaking beef, green mango duck salad, and much more.

Read More on KQED.com →


Behind-the-Scenes at Yan Can Cook:

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Show Trailer:

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Hat-Tip: Rachel Agana

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Brenda Ton

A loyal East Bay native who's lived in Emeryville since 2012. Brenda is a food writer with a passion for exploring the local food scene and learning about the culture of food. When her mind isn’t fixated on food, she’s enjoying a bike ride along the marina. She has a weakness for salty pig parts and ice cream. Check out her food blog Bites & Bourbon

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