Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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Vietnamese Banana and Bread Cake – Banh Chuoi

Vietnamese Banana Bread Pudding Cake Tin Close Up

Most people I know like to make banana bread when they have an excess of ripe bananas. Not our family. We make a Vietnamese banana cake which I believe is a hidden gem. The cake is somewhat similar to a British bread pudding but has the consistency of a baked cheesecake with caramelised banana chunks […]

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Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake – Banh Bo Nuong

Honeycomb cake or banh bo nuong is one of the most iconic cakes in Vietnamese cuisine. The name comes from the distinct honeycomb structure created by pockets of expanding gas which can be seen when you cut a cross section of the cake. Honeycomb cake is traditionally served warm and is perfect on its own or […]

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Easy Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Some of my mates think that Steph and I must have the most exciting dishes for dinner. They picture us laughing and smiling at the dinner table with our piping hot bowls of noodle soup made from scratch with a bottle of wine that has been well researched and paired accordingly. Well, nothing could be further […]

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Vietnamese Crispy Crepes – Banh Xeo

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes - Banh Xeo

As the years pass by, I am slowly becoming more of a homebody. Combine this with the sleep deprivation that comes with having a child and you get Mr Anti-Social. That may sound like a bad thing, but I have enjoyed being a hermit. My only regret was that I got a little too comfortable […]

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Pressure Cooker Steak and Guinness Pot Pies

When most people are down to their last $20, there are a few things they might consider doing. Some might build a fortress and barricade themselves in a corner until the next payday. Financially savvy people would probably find a way to invest that $20 and double it by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, […]

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Easy Chicken and Hokkien Noodle Stir Fry

I have spent the last 3 days procrastinating on this chicken hokkien noodle stir fry post. It has always taken me ages to write a single post. This is particularly upsetting when you live with people like Steph who are able to smash one out in a few hours. Every time she finishes on the […]

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Banana and Coconut Dessert – Che Chuoi

This recipe I am sharing today is a thick mess of banana chunks, cassava cubes and tapioca pearls suspended in a sweet and refreshing coconut cream, then topped with crushed peanuts and black sesame seeds. It can be served warm but it is absolutely amazing chilled. It is one of the easiest desserts to make […]

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Crispy Scotch Eggs with Runny Yolk

I love cookbooks, and have been reading them for as long as I remember. The main cookbook I read growing up was what my family called “the brown cookery book”. It had a great collection of British recipes, including roasts and pudding, breads and soups, and just about everything in between. What I did not […]

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