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Uncle Roger Review OG UNCLE Mongolian Beef (Martin Yan)

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  • Ak Sasquatch
    Ak Sasquatch 16 days ago +5512

    The one motto I will always remember from my childhood is "If Yan can cook, so can you!". The man is a legend.

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture 16 days ago +10

      Don't read my name..

    • Dylan Hammerstein
      Dylan Hammerstein 16 days ago +9

      Amen to that shit 😃

    • GIVE ME BACK MY XEN Productions
      GIVE ME BACK MY XEN Productions 16 days ago +24

      That and "Now we add ginger! I loooooove ginger!" whenever he adds ginger to a dish.

    • 飛
       16 days ago +8

      Better than jamie oliver

    • Spud Bono
      Spud Bono 16 days ago +18

      And the chopping! He was so entertaining...never missed an episode. He came to our small county fair one year and was so dang nice.

  • Jesse Norris
    Jesse Norris 14 days ago +247

    Martin Yan was the inspiration for me becoming a chef, such an amazing man and chef. I remember the episode after his son was born they carried him on to the set in a giant wok so Martin could introduce him to the world.

  • Tom Hagen
    Tom Hagen 13 days ago +170

    I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Martin Yan when I was helping teach at a high school last year. He's still just as witty and charismatic as he has always been. He even took a picture with me. Nice guy, he was showing a variety of students how to make various dishes and adding a bit of his own pizazz to it.

    • Brian Doan
      Brian Doan 7 days ago +2

      Yan graduate of UC Davis in the 1970s. Great person.

  • Alexander Bello
    Alexander Bello 10 days ago +248

    I love how Nigel casually insults the Chinese government with the credit score and Taiwan stab 😂 such an underrated move!

    • Shmekel Freckles
      Shmekel Freckles 7 days ago +6

      Wow, so slick, nobody else does it, totally not a low hanging fruit

    • Atlas
      Atlas 3 days ago +2

      @Shmekel Freckles TaiWan is not a real country

  • Alex Nieves
    Alex Nieves 8 days ago +22

    Martin Yan was the man who introduced me to cooking and enjoying great food. I remember buying his book and trying as many recipes as I could. The man is a legend and great entertainer.

  • Uqob
    Uqob 12 days ago +63

    I teared up. I watched him to learn how to cook in general. He was so straightforward about the ease of cooking. Loved his show.

  • Fake
    Fake 16 days ago +1428

    Yan cooking wasn't the only good thing about him, his personality and how entertaining he is as well

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture 16 days ago +1

      Don't read my name..

    • ARGiammarco 27
      ARGiammarco 27 16 days ago +20

      I think that’s something I miss about cooking shows from around this time. It’s probably nostalgic but I miss the sets and the audience interactions. Like my favourite growing up was Pasquale’s Kitchen Express as an Italian

    • The Pastmaster
      The Pastmaster 16 days ago +9

      Also one of the few celebrities from the 90's who hasn't turned out to be a complete bastard.

    • Patrick Freeman
      Patrick Freeman 16 days ago +1

      @ARGiammarco 27 Was Pasquale the one who made a salad by ripping some lettuce in half? Always had a boiling pot on the stove?

    • Lily Marinovic
      Lily Marinovic 16 days ago +1

      ​@thepastmaster5643 aah you've jinxed it now! 😝

  • SodaPony
    SodaPony 14 days ago +123

    Martin Yan had the skills and charisma to make me watch a cooking show as a 10 year old. Martin Yan is indeed the OG.

  • CantoErgoSum
    CantoErgoSum 9 days ago +7

    I grew up watching Martin Yan alongside Julia Childs. He always made me feel like I could legitimately make Chinese food (like Bob Ross made me feel like I could paint) and I never could, but I thank him for the inspiration. Uncle Martin Fuiyoh!

  • KlayD
    KlayD 13 days ago +38

    This guy inspired so many children across the world to learn how to cook. Simply marvelous seeing and hearing clips from his show!

  • Jessica Johnson
    Jessica Johnson 13 days ago +29

    This is so sweet; Uncle Roger giving it up to the OG! 🙏🏽

    • Steve Lee
      Steve Lee 11 days ago

      Not the OG. The OG Yan is named Stephen.

  • Andrew Patterson
    Andrew Patterson 14 days ago +35

    What a great tribute. I always enjoyed Martin Yan when I was trying to grasp basic cooking skills, and he always held a special place in my heart. His fantastic technique along with his you can do it delivery really resonated with me. He’s a master.

  • Jung Pak
    Jung Pak 15 days ago +729

    Yan didn't cook to show off his skills, he cooked to inspire us. A legend

    • Rob G
      Rob G 13 days ago +4

      True Story Jhpak. I really loved the way he went through the cooking of the dish and then brought us the place where the dish may have come from. True legend

    • Saroj Gurung
      Saroj Gurung 13 days ago +14

      He inspired me to be a Chef from a very early age. Currently, I'm a professional Chef.

    • Allen Wendesun
      Allen Wendesun 12 days ago

      Uncle Roger just became itachi😂😂

    • mr wpg
      mr wpg 12 days ago

      Mission accomplished.

    • Down,Down Left,Right
      Down,Down Left,Right 11 days ago


  • P'Raikantopeni
    P'Raikantopeni 8 hours ago

    This brings back memories. When we were fresh off the boat (the plane) from Jamaica 🇯🇲 to the USA, a whole new world of opportunities and food opened up to us. My father and I would watch Yan Can Cook on PBS. My father was so inspired that he bought a wok and started shopping at smaller local markets. We Jamaicans love our spices, seasonings, ginger, bok choy, cabbages, etc. so lots of wonderful fusion foods were born. Uncle Yan is the best ❤

  • Marc Iverson
    Marc Iverson 14 days ago +9

    Super - entertaining chef with a winning personality you'd just want to be around. And I love that he used ordinary ingredients in a simple way, taking so much of the pressure and expense of finding odd ingredients off. Notice how he didn't even tell you what cut of beef or how to cut it. No wild goose chases for ingredients maybe the ordinary person couldn't afford or wouldn't bother with.

  • Bohemian Susan
    Bohemian Susan 14 days ago +26

    I loved watching Martin Yan on PBS in the eighties. I enjoyed his humor and how he did the food. He made it look less alien and is a good reason for Asian food making mainstream wayback in the day. I still have his cookbook; The Yan Can Cook Book.

    • luv2bbq
      luv2bbq 8 days ago +1

      Are you sure it wasn’t Stephen yan? I think people get them confused

    • Bohemian Susan
      Bohemian Susan 8 days ago +2

      @luv2bbq yes I am certain that I have the right name. It was Martin. They look NOTHING ALIKE.

  • Ken's Shaving & BS'ing
    Ken's Shaving & BS'ing 13 days ago +10

    I watched him back in the 80s and 90s. I was entertained to no end. Martin is definitely a classic!

  • Travis McKay
    Travis McKay 4 days ago +1

    Yan, along with the rest of the line up in the 80's was the peak of quality and wholesome shows that no only entertained you but was just as informational as well. I wish life was that simple still. I can still remember watching hours of shows on PBS laying in my grandmothers floor on a quilt that she made, taking a break from riding my bike around the neighborhood in the summers heat.

  • Viktor Cheng
    Viktor Cheng 15 days ago +749

    Martin Yan introduced the world that Chinese food wasn’t just fried rice and chow mein. Martin Yan is a legend and the only person on tv with an Asian face in the 80’s and 90’s.

    • arrowghost
      arrowghost 15 days ago +11

      Stephen Yan is another with Wok with Yan, another cooking show I watch. But they're not related.

    • Patrick Yip
      Patrick Yip 15 days ago +14

      World? You mean the United States and Canada.

    • Maklo Getrich
      Maklo Getrich 15 days ago +4

      ​@Patrick Yipthey still part of the world

    • A cat named M
      A cat named M 15 days ago +6

      And now, Uncle Roger show us that we need to go back to fried rice basics.

    • Alphabet Soup
      Alphabet Soup 15 days ago +8

      We also had Pat Morita.

  • Caroline Short
    Caroline Short 12 days ago +12

    I met this man a few months ago at a culinary conference. Was such a pleasure. He taught me so much.

  • John West
    John West Day ago

    Had the pleasure to watch Yan when I was a kid here in Fiji on public TV. Truly an inspiration. I can remember watching my family at the kitchen so that I can learn how to cook as well.

  • GenXAntiKaren
    GenXAntiKaren 6 days ago +2

    I so loved watching Yan Can Cook. He made it sound so simple and accessible to everyone, and just felt warm and welcoming.

  • RobCanCookButCantFish
    RobCanCookButCantFish 13 days ago +17

    Met Martin purely by random chance my first week of Culinary School in San Francisco. He was recording a special at one of the cooking stores. He was the nicest person you could imagine. Let my friends and I hang out and watch the shoot. At the end he gave us some great tips and advice.

  • MrJayrock620
    MrJayrock620 13 days ago +16

    We had a show here in Canada called “Wok With Yan” hosted by Stephen Yan from the 70’s and 80’s. He always had a wok based pun on his aprons and it was different every episode. It’d be interesting to see a review of his show too

    • Steve Lee
      Steve Lee 11 days ago +2

      Yes! It also aired in the USA and Stephen was on many talk shows including a hilarious segment on Letterman’s Late Night. He also had a restaurant in Metro Vancouver, which is still there although he sold it to the current owners in the early 2000s but it’s still good.

    • Pamela Pilling
      Pamela Pilling 10 days ago

      I loved both. Wok with Yan was more familiar being 🇨🇦

    • Don't Bet on It
      Don't Bet on It 10 days ago +1

      Steven Yan was a great chef and so funny. Wok the Heck.

    • lirennai
      lirennai 4 days ago

      I love how he'd pick a white person from the audience to try the food at the end and give wisdom while they struggle so bad to use chopsticks

  • Carlos Rodriguez
    Carlos Rodriguez 16 days ago +339

    I was lucky enough to meet and interview Mr. Yan back in the 2000s. He's a friend's Uncle (really) and he was gracious enough to let us bother him for a couple of hours. Mr. Yan was an incredible guy - nice, knowledgeable, and a force of nature. I was really impressed at his breadth of knowledge - from production, to business, to cooking. One of the highlights of my career.

    • JEP
      JEP 15 days ago +4

      That's so cool

    • RandomJoker13
      RandomJoker13 15 days ago +3

      Waa.. that's so awesome!!

    • Natural Harmonia Gropius
      Natural Harmonia Gropius 15 days ago +3

      Fuiyoh! You're a lucky dude

    • JaneSays
      JaneSays 13 days ago +4

      That’s wonderful! They say not to meet your heroes, and Martin Yan seemed like the nicest guy on tv. So glad to hear that was the case in real life too! He was my favorite cooking personality on PBS when I’d watch with my mom in the 90’s.

  • Down,Down Left,Right
    Down,Down Left,Right 13 days ago +19

    You FINALLY review my culinary hero. His iconic line "If Yan can cook, so can you!" Gave me inspiration as a kid

  • Julie B
    Julie B 14 days ago +15

    Watching it as a kid in the 80s, and watching Uncle Roger's earthy reaction decades later, really reminds me how much time has passed. Culturally. In a good way.

  • oxpolitik
    oxpolitik 6 days ago

    We need a Yan/Roger collab more than ever... I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed this show growing up.

  • Makro
    Makro 9 days ago +1

    I used to watch Yan can cook every day after school. He was so funny, the field trips were awesome. I wanted to be a chef like him 😂

  • Sarah Wong
    Sarah Wong 14 days ago +5

    I love the way you worked the product placement into other parts of the video, not so much that it was annoying, but enough that it would give people who skipped it FOMO and make them want to go back to see what they missed xD Never seen anybody do that before, hats off to you. And thanks for another brilliant video. Hope Uncle Yan sees this!

  • LavishMcTavish
    LavishMcTavish 16 days ago +455

    Uncle Roger really went from (sort of) generic youtube react content to a serious food chanel for homecooks (with a laugh) and actually giving great advise about asian cooking. I think you motivated a lot of people (like me) to cook asian food as correct as possible. I even got a rice cooker. I loved the video you did with guga and josh, and you actually kept up compared to josh his cooking.
    Great direction this channel is heading towards.

    • Revina Que
      Revina Que 16 days ago +26

      You got a rice cooker? Fuiyoh! 😀

    • winkle1983
      winkle1983 16 days ago +19

      No lie…I got a rice cooker bc of Uncle Roger as well…I could hear him in my head as I made gloopy rice in a sauce pan and it hurt my heart!

    • Kitsune Sama
      Kitsune Sama 15 days ago +10

      I also bought a rice cooker because of Uncle Roger. Was going to get a Zojirushi but they're pretty expensive, so I did some research and got a Korean brand (Cuckoo) which is almost as good at a lower price.

    • Kent Holle
      Kent Holle 15 days ago +2

      I got one because of Uncle Roger and my ex-Auntie used one. And then I had to move before I could use it and it’s gone into storage. Can’t wait to finally try the sucker out.

  • angelinajoanie
    angelinajoanie 12 days ago +2

    Martin Yan is truly the OG uncle chef!! I used to watch him on PBS back in the day.😊

  • muhammad shofwan
    muhammad shofwan 11 days ago +1

    Martin Yan is so wholesome person. I love his energy in his every TV show

  • Gar Misra
    Gar Misra 7 days ago

    I just made Yan's mongolian beef recipe a week or so ago. My wife met him years ago, he signed a cookbook and left me a voicemail while I was at work before I was getting ready to go back to school for a business degree. He's a legend and a great human being! And his recipes are great.

  • PearlescentGlizzy
    PearlescentGlizzy 14 days ago +3

    Thank you uncle roger for not only making cooking funny and entertaining..but showing me how to properly prepare my fav kind of food the right way 😊 truly an inspiration and comedian.. one of a kind

  • The Duck Lord
    The Duck Lord 14 days ago +13

    Gyat dayum. Now that's a blast from the past. I remember watching him back in late 80's early 90's. Martin Yan is the sole reason i love cooking and eating good food. A really inspiring man. And remember guys, IF YAN CAN COOK SO CAN YOU!

  • Josh Owens
    Josh Owens 16 days ago +208

    Martin Yan's knife skills were always above and beyond all the other chefs on TV at the time. The way he would count along with every slice getting faster and faster. Crazy skills.

    • Qrow Acheron
      Qrow Acheron 15 days ago +8

      Saw that man butcher a chicken in 30 seconds once, timed it to be sure and yup, 30 seconds

    • Prehistoric Turtlesaurus
      Prehistoric Turtlesaurus 15 days ago +1

      Watch. Cut. Cut. Cut. Flip. See? So easy! Cut. Cut. Cut. Done!

    • Paul Wagner
      Paul Wagner 15 days ago +4

      @Qrow Acheron Yan's knife skills are truly amazing, but I've seen Pepin butcher a chicken in 30 seconds too. Technique and practice.

  • Livin
    Livin 13 days ago +1

    I loved watching Yan when I was a child. This man was such an inspiration to me to learn to cook in general. I hope you do work with him someday. That'd be wonderful to see! ❤

  • Amanda Jo Fisk
    Amanda Jo Fisk 12 days ago +10

    As a kid I loooooved watching Yan can cook!! Never missed an episode

  • Virginia Smith
    Virginia Smith 12 days ago +1

    He was my absolute favorite. I think he's one of the reasons I love to cook. I would watch him every time I could.

  • DarkNerdTTV
    DarkNerdTTV 14 days ago +8

    I remember watching him cook with my dad, and always remembered "If Yan can cook, so can you!" Made me want to be a chef but never followed through with it.

  • My classik Benz
    My classik Benz 7 days ago +1

    I remember this cooking show as a kid😊
    It all started in the 70's in British Columbia with Stephen Yan.
    Ahhh the memories!!

  • Terry Bradford
    Terry Bradford 15 days ago +389

    Was born in 1971. Martin Yan is awesome and a life saver. Moved to Alaska in 1982, was one of the few shows that we got. When i joined the Army in 1989, used to watch his show when stationed in Korea. He fostered an enjoyment in cooking and learning about dishes that has helped me to this day. Awesome episode, he is one of the OGs.

    • arrowghost
      arrowghost 15 days ago +1

      Stephen Yan is another with Wok with Yan, another cooking show I watch. But they're not related.

    • Pbabies in Space
      Pbabies in Space 15 days ago

      I was born in 1981. My mom watched cooking shows all the time and I never saw this guy.

    • Ak Sasquatch
      Ak Sasquatch 15 days ago +1

      @Pbabies in Space If she didn't watch PBS then you probably didn't see him. PBS back then was worth watching....

    • Terry Bradford
      Terry Bradford 15 days ago

      @Pbabies in Space it was pre cable days on PBS.

  • VerCo Gaming
    VerCo Gaming 12 days ago +2

    Yan is such a legend. My interest in food and cooking in general can be attributed to him. Still love watching him make food.

  • Nate Smith
    Nate Smith 4 days ago

    uncle martin yan was the best , i loved watching all his shows and food. definitely inspiring chef

  • Finish Him!
    Finish Him! 10 days ago +1

    That stare fry joke had me dying. Why have I never seen this incredible chef. I will be grabbing some recipes from him.

  • Michelle Fey
    Michelle Fey 14 days ago +8

    I remember watching his show "Wok with Yan" and the word wok was pronounced like they were saying "walk" as he would walk you through the steps to make some of the most delicious food. I was young when his show first came out on cable, and I would watch for hours. I think it's why I love Chinese food so much.

    • chopscissors
      chopscissors 13 days ago +1

      Different Yan (Stephan), but still a great show

    • Kevin Crosby
      Kevin Crosby 8 days ago

      Famous Chinese cookbook:
      "101 Ways to Wok Your Dog"

  • Daniel Leatherman
    Daniel Leatherman 13 days ago +2

    Chef Yan was a huge part of my childhood. Chinese food plus a fun personality is a great combination. Respect.

  • fozziebear786
    fozziebear786 14 days ago +350

    Thank you for featuring Martin Yan. I grew up watching him in the 80s in Trinidad. So many people don't know this awesome man. You've inspired me to go back and watch his old episodes.

    • Wolfie Melody
      Wolfie Melody 14 days ago +1

      Oi I live in Trinidad

    • trinitunerboy
      trinitunerboy 13 days ago +2

      South posse here lol

    • Verent Yee
      Verent Yee 12 days ago

      Me too! My parents definitely know his name and reputation, and they have a few of his cookbooks!

    • Steve Lee
      Steve Lee 11 days ago

      You ever watch Stephen Yan? The OG Yan!

  • mystica5551212-subs
    mystica5551212-subs 14 days ago +1

    I watched every single episode of his shows I could find on PBS as a kid. Just remember: If Yan Can Cook, SO CAN YOU!

  • Chinmay Palekar
    Chinmay Palekar 13 days ago +4

    When Star TV launched in India, in the beginning their programming was just their HK feed lifted and beamed directly to India…Yan Can Cook was something my mother and I would never miss - the dishes he would cook up, his knife skills, all of it was so fascinating!

  • Mark Xiong
    Mark Xiong 4 days ago +2

    Going from Japanese rice to Express VPN felt a bit weird, but otherwise a great fun video like always!

  • J.T.G
    J.T.G 14 days ago +5

    Yan can cook and the Iron Chefs.
    So much passively absorbed knowledge and skills as a child that have served me well my whole life.

  • The Ghost of Johnny Cash
    The Ghost of Johnny Cash 12 days ago +5

    your relentless mocking of Jamie Oliver's cooking skills always brings a smile to my face

  • JennyLS
    JennyLS 15 days ago +213

    I watched him as a kid in the 80s on PBS. Every Saturday morning. I even taped his shows on my VCR so I could rewatch them. He is the single reason I love Asian food and culture so much as an adult. Almost 50 years old now.

  • HomerOJSimpson
    HomerOJSimpson 11 days ago

    What a great video. I didn’t know about Yan but it was interesting to see his cooking skills, his personality, and his ability to make it entertaining. I’m going to make this dish for sure

  • Barbara Danley
    Barbara Danley 13 days ago

    This brought back a memory. My late sister was a cook. She cooked at a Chinese restaurant for several years and I worked there as a server for awhile. One day I was setting up for dinner, making rice, preparing garnishes, stocking the drinks fridge. She and another cook were chopping up huge carrots into julienne with cleavers. After a few minutes of the rhythmic chopping my sister broke into song "That's the sound of the men working on the chain gang..."
    We all three had to stop working for a minute until we could stop laughing and get our breath. My sister went to the office to explain to the owner but the owner was still getting *her* breath back 😂

  • I Created An Account For This

    Wok with Yan was such a beautiful thing to watch as a kid in the 90s. His apron sayings were amazing!
    "Over wok, under paid"
    "Woks new pussycat"
    "Wok on the wild side"
    "Wok the heck"
    "All wokked up"
    "Wok goes in must come out"

  • ketong71
    ketong71 12 days ago +5

    Back in the '80s, there were two famous Chinese Cooking Shows broadcasted in the Philippines. They were "Yan Can Cook" with Martin Yan (USA) and "Wok with Yan" with Stephen Yan. (CAD). "Wok with Yan" was shown first and was more popular. I always wanted a cook-off between the two Yans. 😊

    • Steve Lee
      Steve Lee 11 days ago +3

      Loved Wok With Yan which started in the 70s. He’s a great example of a guy who had a line of cookbooks and cooking supplies. Martin apparently was a demonstrator of Stephen’s products for awhile. Don’t know if they knew each other- I assume they probably did. Both awesome guys!

  • Broken Tempest
    Broken Tempest 4 days ago +1

    I never forget the phrase "Yan can cook", i adored this show back when i was a kid, this is the first Chinese host i watched on TV

  • Miku Kumi
    Miku Kumi 16 days ago +366

    OMG, I grew up watching Martin Yan! Thank you so much for this Uncle Roger! Because of Yan can cook, I always found it weird that TV chefs/cooks never shared their food with the audience after the show, haha!

    • Beast • 2.8M views • 2 days ago
      Beast • 2.8M views • 2 days ago 16 days ago +1

      Don’t translate ในอีกไม่กี่ชั่วโมงหัวใจของคุณจะเริ่มหยุดเต้น วิธีเดียวที่จะป้องกันสิ่งนี้คือการสมัครสมาชิกกับฉัน!

    • 🥰flatsquooshfrog👻
      🥰flatsquooshfrog👻 16 days ago +10

      @Beast • 2.8M views • 2 days agooh cool now I don’t have to jump off my building

    • Beast • 2.8M views • 2 days ago
      Beast • 2.8M views • 2 days ago 16 days ago +1

      @🥰flatsquooshfrog👻 ikr

    • Inori D. Uchiha
      Inori D. Uchiha 16 days ago

      out of context but you have a really cool pfp!

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture 16 days ago

      Don't read my name..

  • Sarah Casias
    Sarah Casias 7 days ago

    I absolutely adore him! Yan Can Cook was aired on PBS. As a child it was one of my favorites. Mother’s Day when I was in kindergarten I was insistent that my mom needed a wok. So that’s what she got.

  • rand mayfield
    rand mayfield 8 days ago

    I took my cooking class to a Yang can cook video shooting segment back in the late 90's. He's quite a master and the students lived him. He did his signature bell pepper "roll-out" cut which was great to watch.

  • Li Yee Sim
    Li Yee Sim 13 days ago +2

    The real master ❤. Still remember when Im still a small kid mostly watching cartoon, I will never missed Martin Yan cooking show. I never focus on the dishes he make coz small kid just eat mom’s food 😅 but I always enjoy watching his chopping & cutting skill, how he smashed the garlic and ready to be used for his stir fry, how he julienne all the vege in no time, never get tired of his signature smile. Oh what a reminiscence 😊. Thank you Uncle Roger

  • M077Y
    M077Y 14 days ago +1

    My first time seeing Uncle Yan- what a absolute gem! of a person, just oozing passion and joy and wanting to share it!! Thank you for sharing with us too!

  • computerdave06
    computerdave06 6 days ago

    What a trip down memory lane, my childhood watching Yan Can Cook brings back fond memories.

  • Ken Shaw
    Ken Shaw 16 days ago +133

    As a very white kid growing up in very white suburbia Yan Can Cook was a look into a different way to approach food. One of the first things I did once I was on my own was get a wok and find an Asian grocery. Eventually I became a professional chef, not really because of Martin Yan but he certainly helped, and now that I have moved on to a profession that doesn't involve being on my feet all day I still love cooking recreationally and I'm still exploring the cuisines of the world. PBS producing these cooking shows really opened the world to a lot of people.

    • Inspiration
      Inspiration 15 days ago

      Meanwhile I can’t even find a job

  • Therese Sorley
    Therese Sorley 12 days ago +2

    I loved watching Martin Yan as a kid. And whenever my dad made Chinese food, he'd say while he was making it, "Look at that!" 😊
    Good times.

  • Massee Media
    Massee Media 14 days ago

    Martin Yan is a true treasure. He lived nearby and his shows were all taped at KQED in San Francisco. We taped some promos with him for a PBS fundraiser and I worked with his long time director Katharine Russell on several other shows. He is also good friends with Larry Chu of Chef Chu's. If you ever want the best Peking Duck in the United States, come to Chef Chu's in Los Altos, CA and yes you need to order the duck 24 hours in advance. Instead of the wrap it is served on a steamed bun and it is out of this world, along with everything else served there. I think you and Martin together would be awesome. It should be a thing for a few episodes!

  • Jeremy Carlstedt
    Jeremy Carlstedt 11 days ago

    He was my hero growing up, and one of the reasons I still love to cook.

  • Dragon
    Dragon 15 days ago +376

    As a Taiwanese, I get satisfied easily just to hear Uncle Roger mention Taiwan in his weejio💕😳

    • Adri Jenie
      Adri Jenie 15 days ago +33

      not a rreal coutnry :P

    • Amelie
      Amelie 14 days ago +37

      Haiyaa you not in real country. (This is a joke btw, I have some very nice friends in Taiwan)

    • deanzaZZR
      deanzaZZR 14 days ago +32

      Uncle Roger should consider cooking Taiwanese beef noodle soup, but he also needs to consider how that would impact his social credit score.

    • Andrew Patterson
      Andrew Patterson 14 days ago +9

      @deanzaZZRFuiyoooooh! Taiwanese beef noodle soup is so shiok!

  • JustSomeGuy
    JustSomeGuy 7 days ago

    I loved it when Yan and Jaques Pepin partnered up a few times. Two wonderful teachers from my childhood.

  • Gerald Robertson
    Gerald Robertson 13 days ago

    Yan can cook was the first cooking show I ever watched. You can tell he loves cooking food, and sharing it with others.

  • Craig Milton
    Craig Milton 13 days ago +1

    Martin Yan was the reason I went and bought a wok in 1987. Watched his show every Saturday, along with the other cooking shows on PBS, and loved Chinese food and love to cook. Bought a wok and had tons of fun.

  • Graham Bambeck
    Graham Bambeck 9 days ago

    Love Mr. Yan! Coolest guy EVER. When I was 9 or 10 he had dinner at our house, he loved my mother's Chicken Prosciutto recipe. And yes, he smiles all of the time just like he does on his show 😂

  • CeruleanDragon1
    CeruleanDragon1 15 days ago +155

    Thank you so much, Uncle Roger, for bringing the awesomeness that is Martin Yan to a new generation. I grew up with him and loved him, watching this is so nostalgic. He is such a great entertainment chef. And he still is with his Clip-Share channel!

  • Ene Etteh
    Ene Etteh 5 days ago

    What a blast from the past. I just realised the reason I know how to Julienne was from watching Yan can cook growing up in Nigeria. absolute legend!

  • The Jam
    The Jam 9 days ago

    Yan was one of the tv cooks back in the day that contributed to me becoming an avid and good cook. ❤️🇦🇺

  • Jeff Curtis
    Jeff Curtis 3 days ago +1

    I used to watch this guy break down a chicken in 8 seconds Martin Yan Can Cook, PBS 🎉❤

  • Cha Fujimura
    Cha Fujimura 12 days ago

    This seriously made my day. My grandmother LOVED to watch Yan when I was little, anytime I got to stay home from school, it was Yan and Bob Ross in the house. She was a true lover of Chinese food, and whenever a new Asian restaurant opened in our city, she was the first one in line to give it a try. Always telling all the other old southern white women that poo-pooed at Asian food that they didn't know what they were missing out on. And if they wanted to be racist and not go, that was fine, more for her. She loved MSG to. To bad she didn't live long enough to see the birth of Clip-Share and Uncle Roger. She would have really loved everything Nigel does. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I think I need to go look up all the old Yan episodes and have some Chinese food tomorrow.

  • Suhani Jayatilake
    Suhani Jayatilake 9 days ago

    My mom used to watch Yan Can Cook when we were kids in the 90s and still uses some of his recipes to this day. :)

  • Kira TSO
    Kira TSO 16 days ago +439

    As a mongolian i can say that this dish is pretty similar to something we call "khorkhog" which is meat veggies and rocks inside a pressure cook in which we cook on top of campfire it comes out really good and we keep the rocks in our hands until it becomes cool its a really cool tradition we do

    • Jokes with Mitochondria
      Jokes with Mitochondria 16 days ago +9

      Funny that you mention it cuz I’m in the process of making a video about Mongolia

    • RetroATX
      RetroATX 16 days ago +3

      Oh wow, I love this comment.

    • szewei1985
      szewei1985 16 days ago +3

      Haha Mongol is awesome Oriental desert better than Arab desert

    • Don't Read My Profile Picture
      Don't Read My Profile Picture 16 days ago +1

      Don't read my name..

    • Javay Fraser
      Javay Fraser 16 days ago +5

      I'm planning to go to Mongolia for a vacation once I save up enough - khorkhog and tsuivan are definitely 2 things I really wanna try, as well as khuushuur.

  • Allen Chu
    Allen Chu 12 days ago

    You definitely need to bring Uncle Yan in your show!! Would be Epic!

  • maxacorn
    maxacorn 14 days ago

    Me and my sister grew up with martin yan. He was the first tv chef I ever watched and it was great to see you give him some shine, Uncle Roger.
    Just remember, niece and nephew: if yan can cook, so can you. :)

  • cheesebreadgo
    cheesebreadgo 13 days ago +1

    I loved watching Yan Can Cook with my grandmother. Such great memories! I still imitate him when I'm cooking sometimes. "And THEN!"

  • Gerald Ho
    Gerald Ho 14 days ago

    Thanks for bringing up this 80s show. It also brings my memories back when I watched this show with my grandma. It was simple and happy moment. Love it.

  • Ami Hieni
    Ami Hieni 9 days ago

    Finally, you give my culinary hero a review. "If Yan can cook, so can you!" is his catchphrase. inspired me when I was a child

  • ''/ad
    ''/ad 15 days ago +221

    I met him last year (2022) for a cooking demo. hes still as sharp and witty as ever.

    • MIKEK3NT
      MIKEK3NT 15 days ago +22

      Uncle Roger needs to meet him

    • Simon Book
      Simon Book 14 days ago +1

      That's awesome!

    • Saint Cyr
      Saint Cyr 5 days ago

      I hope to meet him one day.

  • Brianna Walker
    Brianna Walker 13 days ago +1

    His cookbook is literally one of my kitchen treasures

  • Tirc ONSGaming
    Tirc ONSGaming 7 days ago

    As someone turning 40 next month, I can say, Yan can Cook was my very first favorite cooking show!

  • Skabra Sk8
    Skabra Sk8 14 days ago +1

    This show was the reason my cooking journey started... love this show

  • mikiithe13th
    mikiithe13th 12 days ago

    I miss watching Yan Can Cook (so can you!) and wishing to watch it live and front row. Cause he let people in the front taste the food after!

  • Novafan 63
    Novafan 63 12 days ago

    Loved watching him as a kid. Made cooking fun

  • FullMetal824
    FullMetal824 16 days ago +52

    If we got a Martin Yan and Uncle Roger collab, I would lose my goddamn mind and probably would be able to die happy

  • Eli Chisholm
    Eli Chisholm 12 days ago +1

    Martin Yan was one of my first inspirations into taking my steps into a lifeling passion. Man is the GOAT

  • hotohori69
    hotohori69 12 days ago

    I stole how to prepare garlic from Martin Yan...it takes 1 sec and all he did was smash it with his cleaver...quick easy efficient and always hilarious when he was prepping. And always the "DONE!" at the end. Man is a legend.

  • Rog Regen
    Rog Regen 10 days ago +1

    As a youth I watched Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet. In the early days of Food Network I thoroughly enjoyed Justin Wilson, the Cajun Chef (I Gah-ron-tee) and it was Yan who inspired me to start learning basics. I still have some video tapes of his shows that I recorded.

  • Existenceisillusion
    Existenceisillusion 13 days ago

    I like how Uncle Roger says 'that's correct' when the OG does something. I remember watching that show when it was new. 😂

  • Jdeeee
    Jdeeee 13 days ago +1

    Uncle Roger using a "good morning" towel warms my Filipino heart. 😂

  • Rama Chandra
    Rama Chandra 16 days ago +170

    "If yan can cook so can you" - what a inspiring quote from Martin yan . Didn't know he was the one who inspired Uncle Roger's love for cooking and also his side hustle of roasting chefs . 😜

    • Mathew Beconovich
      Mathew Beconovich 16 days ago +2


    • the cartoon simp
      the cartoon simp 15 days ago +1

      Reminds me of if the scatman can do it so can you

    • Adam L
      Adam L 15 days ago +1

      ​@the cartoon simpSCAP BAP OO BEEBLY OO BAP

    • the cartoon simp
      the cartoon simp 15 days ago +1