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The New Orleans Episode of ‘No Passport Required’ Airs Tonight on PBS

Host Marcus Samuelsson visits NOLA’s Vietnamese community in episode two of Eater’s new show

“New Orleans,” the second episode of No Passport Required, airs tonight on PBS. In this episode of the show produced by Eater, host Marcus Samuelsson heads to New Orleans to learn more about Vietnamese culture, history, and food.

He eats New Orleans-influenced Vietnamese food and Vietnamese-inspired New Orleans dishes, such as banh mi-po’ boy hybrid sandwiches at Banh Mi Boys, Manchu chicken wings, and a local feast with T2 chef Tung Nguyen’s family as part of their celebrations for Tet, the Vietnamese new year. The show also highlights king cakes at Dong Phuong, Pho Nola’s noodle soups, Vietnamese coffee and ice cream at Drip Affogato Bar, and a meal at city Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen’s hometown favorite, Ba Mien. Here’s how to watch the episode.

How to Watch No Passport Required, Episode Two: “New Orleans”

When: The show airs on PBS on Tuesdays at 9/8c. Episode two airs tonight, Tuesday, July 17. Check local listings here.

Online streaming: Stream full episodes each week on PBS and Eater.

Additional episodes: Each hour-long episode focuses on a different immigrant community in a new city: Middle Eastern in Detroit and Dearborn; Vietnamese in New Orleans; Mexican in Chicago; Indo-Guyanese in Queens, New York; Haitian in Miami; and Ethiopian in D.C.

Online and on social: Tag @eater, @pbs, and #nopassrequiredpbs if you share clips, pictures, or quotes from the show. Visit Eater’s pop culture Facebook group every Tuesday night to discuss the show with other fans, come back to Eater New Orleans tomorrow to see a map of restaurants featured in the episode, and head to PBS to learn more about the show, find character bios, and get recipes to cook at home.


No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Entertainment, part of Vox Media. Tune in or stream full episodes Tuesdays at 9/8c on PBS. (Check local listings.) Get more information on the show at pbs.org/nopassrequired.

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