Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls

One of the best cold Vietnamese dishes has to be these beef noodle bowls. It has been a ‘go to meal’ for my family for years since it is so easy to make. Each bowl is filled with rice vermicelli noodles and tender marinated beef strips. It is then loaded up with as many fresh herbs and vegetables as you want and at the end, tied together by an amazing traditional Vietnamese nuoc mam sauce.

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Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Linguine

If you ever want a comfort food that delivers on taste and simplicity, then you must try out this creamy mushroom and bacon linguine. The recipe is very easily put together and is great when you want a break from the tomato sauce based pastas. Flavoured with bacon, mushrooms and butter this dish is comfort food at its best!

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Chicken and Mushroom Rice

This chicken and mushroom rice is an amazingly easy recipe that can be done entirely in a rice cooker. The jasmine rice is cooked in chicken stock and is flavoured with shiitake mushrooms, ginger and soy sauce. Marinated chicken strips are then added and steamed until tender.

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Chicken and Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Chicken and rice noodle stir fry is a popular Chinese takeout dish that you can easily make at home. The recipe is very simple, making it perfect for a midweek dinner when you just need to pull something together quickly. The fresh rice noodles are soaked in dark soy sauce before frying to ensure the […]

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Cheap and Easy Chicken Curry

A 45 degree view of a plate of chicken curry with rice.

This chicken curry is seriously one of the best recipes for a weeknight dinner. It is a simplified version of a typical Southeast Asian curry, and is really cheap and easy. It requires hardly any time to prep and most of the cooking is done passively so you can do other things while you wait. […]

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Budget Pork Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce

A 45 degree view of a wooden plate with 3 budget rice paper rolls and a bowl of hoisin dipping sauce on the side.

Rice paper rolls have got to be one of the best things to come out of Vietnam. My budget version includes pork, noodles, lettuce and cucumber which creates a simple yet delicious rice paper roll. The dipping sauce is an easy hoisin based sauce which tastes fantastic and can be whipped up in minutes. Coming […]

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