Light and Healthy Chinese Recipes | Yan Can Cook | KQED

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Chef Martin Yan shows us how to keep it lean and mean with a few simple light and healthy recipes. The episode kicks off with a creamy velvet corn soup, followed by a watercress and orange apple salad (5:54). Martin takes a moment to introduce the Chinese herbs that his mother and grandmother relied on for good health (9:42) before whipping up a tofu with minced turkey dish (12:29). Next, it’s off to the fish market (16:53) to pick up a fresh fillet to make poached fish with soy sauce dressing (18:28). The episode wraps up with a sweet treat: chocolate tofu ice cream (21:18).

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Yan Can Cook Episode 303, 1988.
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About Yan Can Cook:
After receiving his formal restaurant training in Hong Kong, Chef Martin Yan immigrated to Calgary, Canada where he was asked to appear in a daytime news program to demonstrate Chinese cooking. The rest, as they say, is television history. In 1978, he launched the groundbreaking Chinese cooking series ‘Yan Can Cook’ on public television. Infused with Martin’s signature humor and energy, Yan Can Cook has gone on to become a global phenomenon and has won multiple James Beard Awards.

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Cedric R says:

14:15 wow that knife skills

Tyler Wolfe says:

But I do not want to fellate the fish….

Kate Chan says:

Tough crowd!

Amy Lee Chrysalis says:

I wonder what the little seahorse is for medicinally? 11:18

Tommy Robinson_boi says:

Everything on the menu please hold the Rona

John Stivers says:

I was born in Alameda in 1986 and lived in Oakland until about 1997, I remember watching Yan Can Cook all the time on channel 9. Absolutely loved his mix of cuisine culture and theatrics for such an entertaining show, glad to see you guys putting him on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.

Nick Stafford says:

Why does the crowd clap everytime he does something

ILoveEmilee says:

I tried to make that chocolate tofu ice cream, epic fail!!!

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