Tofu and Mushroom Mince

45 degree angle view of a plate of tofu and mushroom mince

My tofu and mushroom mince is perfect for people transitioning to a vegan diet. This is because it was developed to look and taste like a typical Asian pork mince dish I usually have at home with with rice. The flavours that shine in this dish are the umami enriched shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce. […]

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Basic Congee – Rice Porridge

There are a few recipes we all need to fall back on where money is tight and energy levels are low. For me, this is a good basic congee recipe. In its most basic form congee is nothing extraordinary, but it costs next to nothing to make, will freeze well, can be eaten by everyone […]

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Laos Khao Soi – Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos Khao Soi - Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos khao soi is one of the best hidden gems in the world of noodle soups. It has a garlicky tomato meat sauce that gives this dish its wonderful flavour and colour. It is also known as “spaghetti pho” because it literally looks like bolognese sauce on top of pho rice noodles. But unlike pho, […]

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Vietnamese Snowballs – Banh Bao Chi

Vietnamese Snowballs - Banh Bao Chi

These delicious little Vietnamese Snowballs are one of the best Asian treats I have ever had. Each snowball has a soft, sweet center wrapped in a chewy outer layer that is covered in desiccated coconut. In this post we have included recipes for both mung bean and coconut fillings, which are easily the most popular […]

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Egg Drop Chicken and Asparagus Soup – Soup Mang Ga

Egg Drop Chicken and Asparagus Soup

My mum’s egg drop chicken and asparagus soup is a perfect winter warmer or starter for any meal. This soup is a variation of the popular Vietnamese crab and asparagus soup – sup mung cua. We have replaced the crab for chicken which makes it incredibly simple and cheap. The broth is made from scratch […]

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Vietnamese Pig’s Ear Biscuits – Banh Tai Heo

Vietnamese pig’s ear biscuits are one of those snacks that every Vietnamese kid will remember eating growing up. They are traditionally shaped like “pig’s ears” and have a distinct light and dark swirl pattern. These biscuits pair perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee but be warned… they are highly addictive and virtually impossible […]

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is 2019 already? We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. We spent lots of time with our families, and are definitely ending the holidays a few kilos heavier. What a year 2018 was! We were so pleased to hear from many of our readers and were so excited to see […]

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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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