Savoury Turnip Cake – Banh Bot – Lo Bak Gao

I bet when you guys think of caaaaaaaaake, the first thing that comes to mind is a mouth watering savoury turnip cake!  That crispy pan fried skin with a gooey center that is flavoured with white turnip, Chinese sausage and dried shrimp.  Combine with a salty chilli or soy sauce and you will have a […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles – Pho Ga

The smell of this chicken pho simmering on the stove top will waft through your home and tempt even the fullest of stomachs. It is made with an aromatic broth enriched with chicken bones, root vegetables and spices. Bowls of steaming broth are filled fresh rice noodles and tender chicken pieces, topped with fresh herbs and […]

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Spring Roll Noodle Bowls – Bun Cha Gio

One of the harsh realities one faces when leaving the family home is that food no longer magically appears on the dinner table. Some days when my will power is at absolute zero, like all good children I make the trip back home for dinner! However, I know nothing is ever free. My payment comes […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Glass Noodles – Mien Ga

Chicken soup with glass noodles is a Vietnamese dish that is guaranteed to comfort on any miserable day! There are times in Canberra that are so cold I believe the only ones roaming outside are the white walkers. On these days, I generally avoid leaving the comfort of my bed, but when my little girl […]

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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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Easy 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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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Pasta – Sup Nui Ga

This chicken soup recipe I am sharing with you guys today has been a favourite of mine growing up. What I really love about this dish is that it is basically a bowl of liquefied comfort. Anytime I was unwell and unable to attend school, this was always on the sick menu at hotel home. My mother […]

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