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Stephen Yan
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    Born in Hong Kong
    Resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Host of the CBC TV series 'Wok With Yan' (1980-91)
    Recorded the videos 'Wok On The Wild Side,' 'Wok With Yan: Volume 2' and 'Wok Before You Run'
    Wrote the cookbooks 'Vegetables the Chinese Way,' 'Creative Carving,' 'The Stephen Yan Seafood Wokbook' and the 'Wok with Yan Television Cookbook'
    He speaks very fast.
    Many of his aprons were popular sayings replaced with the word 'Wok' in them.
    He is often mistaken to be a relative of fellow Asian TV chef Martin Yan.
    His on air trademark was playing with his cookware or the food he was about to use.
    He uses terms like 'Chinese Water' 'Wonder Powder' and 'Five Spicey' to describe some of the products he uses on the show.
    He emigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1960's.
    His spontaneous personality made him a fan favorite amongst Canadian TV viewers.
    In addition to his cooking shows, he produced and hosted various travel specials on Asian countries.
    He appeared on various American television shows to promote his cooking.
    He gives great one liners in both English and Cantonese.

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