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Yan Can Opens Asian Restaurant Chain

Martin Yan – the television chef whose “Yan Can Cook” show is broadcast in 70 countries – is on his way to feeding just about anyone wanting to try a bite of his tasty Asian concoctions.

Yan´s first fast, casual restaurant opened this week in Pleasant Hill. It offers his recipes for everything from Thai curry to Korean barbecue. And he says it´s just the beginning.

The energetic, sometimes zany master chef says he hopes his Yan Can restaurants will be the nation´s first major Asian chain. Four other California restaurants already are in the works as part of the pilot project.

Yan assembled a team of top chefs to help open the restaurants. The restaurants will offer dine-in or take-out service. The most expensive dish will sell for $9.