He currently hosts Martin Yan – Quick & Easy. He also hosts Martin Yan’s Chinatowns, where he tours Chinatowns around the globe as well as “Martin Yan’s Hidden China.” Yan has opened a chain of Yan Can Restaurants and founded the Yan Can International Cooking School in San Francisco.
The chef is married to his wife, Susan Yan . They tied the knot in December 6, 1980. Very little is known about the couple’s love life as they keep most of their personal lives private. The master chef and his wife Susan Yan have two sons, Devin and Colin Yan .
Martin Yan net worth: Martin Yan is a Chinese American chef and food writer who has a net worth of $10 million . Martin Yan was born in Guangzhou, China in December 1948.
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Martin Yan, the popular host of the “Yan Can Cook” television show calls his new Oriental knife product the Ultimate Chinese Chef’s Knife ($38). Double riveted in brass, with a slip-resistant grooved wooden handle , the knife is far from being authentic.
Yan has not escaped criticism. Viewers know him as the man who yells his signature tag line ” Yan can cook, so can you!” in each episode. Most find this energy contagious, though rumors have swirled that his thick accent is fake and used to bolster his quirky TV persona.
Called as the Wonder Powder in Chinese cuisine, five spice powder is used as a seasoning agent for meat and poultry. The theory behind the composition of the five spice powder is to blend in five flavors – salty, sweet, sour, bitter and pungent.
He is not related to Chinese American chef Martin Yan of the PBS series Yan Can Cook, though Martin was an employee and had worked for Stephen Yan in the 1980s as demonstrator for Stephen’s products.
Yan is best known as the energetic, crowd-pleasing Chinese American host of the long-running cooking show, Yan Can Cook. He is also a restaurateur, cookbook author, and has his own line of kitchen appliances. Yan Can Cook launched in 1979, premiering on Canadian TV and then landing on PBS in 1982.