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I live a very low-key life.
– Martin Yan
The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
You can do almost anything with soup stock, it’s like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.
When I retire or pass away, I will be able to look back and say that this has been an exciting life. That’s all that matters.
Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent.
I normally don’t eat junk food.
At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant.
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
I also have a lot of preserved foods, things that will keep for a long time like dried fish, seaweed or lotus seed.
I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free.
You don’t have to show people how successful you are.
I am just a normal professional with a great job and a great life.
A lot of people don’t enjoy their job, they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be able to make a living through my passion.
If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things.
I think a lot of times it’s not money that’s the primary motivation factor; it’s the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
I’ve never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I’m a cooking teacher.
I don’t like to waste anything. Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day.
First of all, I can’t really claim to be a great chef.
Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.
I enjoy the quiet life.
I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia Child’s cooking show during dinner and joke with my roommates about becoming a TV chef.
When you have a good stock, you can make a good soup.
In general I love to eat anything. I enjoy anything that is well prepared, a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak, sushi, refried beans.
When you enjoy what you do, work becomes play.