One of Britain's most revered chefs and successful authors, Rick Stein (Seafood Odyssey, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes) embarks on an epic culinary journey to explore the diverse food cultures of South-East Asia from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and the islands of Bali. With an infectious enthusiasm, curiosity and respect for the people and cultures of South-East Asia, Rick Stein tours a region that has beguiled the taste buds of the world. Visiting traditional family-run restaurants, street vendors, floating markets, night markets, fishing villages, farms and food producers, Rick talks to chefs and locals about their country, their lives and, of course, about the dazzling variety of culinary skills, flavours and cuisines on display. Along the way, he discovers the secrets of national dishes such as Cambodia's fish amok; tom yum goong, the culinary icon of Thailand and the true biryani of Bangladesh, while back home in his own kitchen, Rick demonstrates his own versions of some of the dishes including fish steamed in banana leaves with mustard massala; duck in orange juice and coconut dhal with tomato and curry leaves. Also includes the special Christmas Odyssey episode, in which Rick Stein uses the delicious new ideas he brought back from the Far East to brighten up our festive dishes.