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Chef Martin Yan Prepares Asian-Inspired Dishes

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Complete Episode: Cooking with Chef Martin Yan
Chef Ryan Scott meets up with Chef Martin Yan, the legendary host of 'Yan Can Cook,' in San Francisco. They cook some unique Asian-inspired recipes, including Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas; Garam Masala Chicken over Fettuccine; Char Siu Mini Tacos with Bok Choy Slaw.
Chef Martin Yan took Ryan on a tour of his new restaurant, M.Y. China, in downtown San Francisco where he is treated to a noodle dancing performance, a noodle pulling lesson, and a shrimp and sugar snap peas stir fry cooking lesson.

After touring and cooking at Martin Yan's new San Francisco restaurant, Ryan and Martin headed out to San Francisco's Chinatown. There, Martin showed Ryan where he finds unique foods, like roasted duck and chicken feet, and where he shops for fresh food, like fish, lobster, and produce.

Then, they headed to Martin's house where he made Ryan a dish that combined the flavors of Italy and India -- garam masala chicken over fettuccine. And, Ryan made his spin on a unique Asian recipe -- char siu mini tacos with bok choy slaw.

Some unique places that Martin Yan recommends you visit while in San Francisco Chinatown:

Great China Herbs
857 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415) 982-2195

Gourmet Delight
1045 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3288

Chung Chu City
1230 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Vital Tea Leaf
1044 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 544-9838

M.Y. China
Westfield San Francisco Centre
845 Market St, 4th Fl
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 580-3001

Segment 1
Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas
Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas
This simple but elegant dish inspired M.Y. China's "Wok Tossed Shrimp with Ginko Nuts." Any number of seasonal vegetables can be used in place of the snap peas.
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Segment 2
Garam Masala Chicken over Fettuccine
Garam Masala Chicken over Fettuccine
A delicious spin on the traditional Masala Chicken dish combining the flavors of both India and Italy.
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Segment 3
Char Siu Mini Tacos with Bok Choy Slaw
Char Siu Mini Tacos with Bok Choy Slaw
This sweet and savory marinated and roasted pork tenderloin is as versatile as it is delicious.
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Segment 4
Martin Yans Chopstick Lesson
Martin Yan's Chopstick Lesson
While at Chef Martin Yan's house, Martin shows Ryan how to properly and effectively use chopsticks.
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Segment 5
Martin Yans Sesame Lesson
Martin Yan's Sesame Lesson
Chef Martin Yan shows Ryan Scott the benefits of cooking with sesame seeds and sesame oil.
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Segment 6
Martin Yans Ginger Lesson
Martin Yan's Ginger Lesson
Chef Martin Yan shows Ryan Scott how to perfectly peel and use fresh ginger.
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Photo Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Ryan Scott and Martin Yan
Go behind the scenes as Chef Ryan Scott and Martin Yan create a few Asian inspired dishes.
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