Vegan Fried Spring Rolls

Vegan Spring Rolls

These vegan spring rolls are a fantastic recipe to entertain your friends and family. Each one is packed with minced tofu, shiitake mushrooms and sweet potato which give it an amazing texture and flavour. They can be made in large batches and frozen, so are perfect for making in advance for parties or a rainy […]

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Vietnamese Pickled Cabbage

Vietnamese Pickled Green Cabbage

This simple pickled cabbage is a great side dish or accompaniment for any salty Asian rice dishes, bao buns or burgers. The recipe has been passed down in the family from my great grandma which apparently made her very popular in her local district in Saigon. It is incredibly simple to make with only 6 ingredients […]

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Simple Mango Pudding

Simple Mango Pudding

This simple mango pudding is perfect for anyone who likes easy desserts which can be made ahead of time. The star ingredient is of course fresh juicy mangoes with a hint of coconut to round out the dish. The recipe is very versatile and can be tinkered to be as healthy or as naughty as […]

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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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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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