In this episode of Yan Can Cook, Martin invites viewers to “beef it up” with a variety of flavorful meat dishes, including stir fry, steak, and ribs. He starts with a couple of Chinese restaurant staples: Beef and tomato stir fry (1:00) and Hunan beef with broccoli (7:58). Then he makes a chef’s special grilled steak with black mushrooms (15:10). He wraps up the episode with a guaranteed crowd pleaser: Korean barbecue ribs (21:02).

Yan Can Cook, Season 4, Episode 10: “Beef it up!”
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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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46 thoughts on “Hunan Beef with Broccoli | Yan Can Cook | KQED”

  1. I remember before the cooking channel, food network, and iron chefs, there was this guy. OG cooking show for sure. Brings back so many memories.

  2. Growing up kids were watching barney and power rangers but I was always watching PBS cooking shows! My family always thought I was weird but I found something so fun and entertaining about watching people cook! I was lucky to find something to be passionate about at such a young age!

  3. These episodes were filmed in a small shopping center near the house I grew up in. I would sneak around the back of the building and listen with my ear to the door. To small and shy to ever try to meet Mr. Yan, but I always loved these shows. This was decades before the Food Network, and years before any of the celebrity chefs of recent times. Thank you for putting these shows out. And thank you Martin Yan for teaching us all to make delicious meals, and to always have fun while cooking.

  4. I watched these shows when they were new. Loved them then, love them now! At one point, PBS was marketing Martin Yan cleavers and yes, I have one! Thank you, KQED, for bringing Martain back!

  5. Can I point out the genuine amazement and family friendly wow factor of other cultures. It doesn’t need to be forced by companies and TV shows. Natural difference is amazing

  6. "Martin Yan"Cantonese my favorite we're learning to cook Cantonese.. HI CHING this was during time of asian craze especially CANTONESE which is historical and cultural cooking

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