Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls

These little morsels of goodness are always a crowd pleaser. Think minced prawn and pork, mixed with vegetables and noodles for even more texture and flavour, wrapped in pastry then deep-fried to crispy perfection. Best of all, they can be prepped in advanced and stored in your freezer, ready to go for whenever you have […]

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Traditional Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls – Goi Cuon

The first dinner party Steph and I ever hosted was a rice paper roll night! I remember Steph being very relaxed while I was the complete opposite. It was the first time we had ever done something like this, so I was naturally a train wreck. Rather than make the rolls ourselves, we chose to […]

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Lemon Barley Water

When life gives you lemons, make… lemon barley water? Every now and then I’ll find something in some obscure corner of the Internet and it’ll become my little obsession for a week or so. Like kiwifruit bread. Or plarn. I think Scruff’s sort of gotten used to me showing him random stuff I’ve found on […]

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Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters – Banh Tom

Every now and again, I get an urge to deep fry something for dinner. Whenever this is the case, I have a few solid recipes I turn to. One of those recipes are these amazing prawn and sweet potato fritters we Vietnamese call banh tom (which translates to prawn cake). This little bad boy is […]

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Vietnamese Beef and Watercress Salad – Bo Xao Sa Lat Soong

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the large grocery store near my home began stocking watercress in its fresh food section. It had been quite some time since I had eaten the vegetable which prompted me to buy it. I personally love watercress. It has so much more attitude in terms of flavour and texture […]

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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce – Nuoc Mam Cham

If for some crazy reason, you ever wanted to rid the world of Vietnamese food, you have to start by destroying every bottle of fish sauce! This is because fish sauce to Vietnamese food is like tomato sauce at a sausage sizzle.  You simply can’t have one without the other. Many traditional Vietnamese dishes require […]

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Gingernut Biscuits

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa One of the reasons Scruff and I decided to start a food blog is because food, and cooking in particular, is a very big part of how we’ve always shown the other we care. Sharing […]

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