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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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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Cheap Pasta Stir Fry

45 degree angle of 3 bowls of pasta stir fry

This pasta stir fry is a super cheap and delicious recipe that is perfect for families on a tight budget! The dish is healthy and well balanced in terms of veg, carbs and protein. The taste is a fusion of Western and Asian flavours which gives normal everyday ingredients a slightly different look and taste. […]

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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. It has delicious caramelised […]

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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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Vietnamese Banana and Coconut Pudding – 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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