Fried Bread Sticks – Dau Chao Quay – You Tiao

Recently, Steph decided for the both of us that we have to reduce our meat intake. Her new plan is to start slow by replacing 2 to 3 meals during the week with a vegetarian option. This has obviously not gone down well with me but I have decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and […]

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Oven Baked Curry Puffs

Whenever I feel the need to be popular with friends or family, I make a batch of these curry puffs to share! The filling of these little bad boys have an amazing burst of earthy flavours which is encased with golden flaky pastry that will crumble in your mouth. I promise you, once you have […]

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Vietnamese Fish Cakes with Dill – Cha Ca Thi La

My mother’s fish cake recipe is something that has made her quite popular with her friends. She has always been complimented on her fish cakes and it was a struggle to get this recipe. I had to go down the road of pointing that if anything ever happened to her, then all these fantastic recipes […]

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Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls – Cha Gio

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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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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Bacon and Egg Pastries

My first job after university was in a large accounting firm. The division I worked in used to have 8:00am meetings where staff would take turns in providing training to the rest of the team on a relevant topic. The best thing about these meetings was that they were catered – there was always tea, freshly brewed coffee, […]

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