My Cheat Vietnamese Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice – Xoi Nuoc Dua

My Cheat Vietnamese Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice - Xoi Nuoc Dua

My cheat version of Vietnamese sweet coconut sticky rice – xoi nuoc dua is one of the best recipe hacks I have ever developed. This method does not require soaking the sticky rice overnight like traditional methods or the use of any special equipment. All you will need is simply a pot / dish with […]

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Simple Mango Pudding

Simple Mango Pudding

This simple mango pudding is perfect for anyone who likes easy desserts which can be made ahead of time. The star ingredient is of course fresh juicy mangoes with a hint of coconut to round out the dish. The recipe is very versatile and can be tinkered to be as healthy or as naughty as […]

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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 with caramelised banana chunks […]

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Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake – Banh Bo Nuong

Honeycomb cake or banh bo nuong is one of the most iconic cakes in Vietnamese cuisine. The name comes from the distinct honeycomb structure created by pockets of expanding gas which can be seen when you cut a cross section of the cake. Honeycomb cake is traditionally served warm and is perfect on its own or […]

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My Lazy Dim Sum Sticky Rice – Xoi Man – No Mi Fan

My lazy dim sum sticky rice is the perfect snack when you want something delicious for very little work! This popular Asian dish is flavoured with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and fried onions. Using traditional methods this dish can take several hours to make but I have developed a simple recipe to take out much of […]

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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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Fried Bread Sticks – Dau Chao Quay – You Tiao

These fried bread sticks are a delicious and versatile treat that everyone must give a go at least once. It is similar to a doughnut but lighter, chewier and has a crispy skin when fresh. Many Asian people have them as a savoury accompaniment / snack with their congee or cup of coffee in the morning. I […]

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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 Fried Spring Rolls – Cha Gio

Vietnamese Spring Rolls - Cha Gio

All my life I have never came across a person who didn’t enjoy munching on a few spring rolls from time to time. These little morsels of goodness are probably the most popular dish to come out of Vietnam. Each one is filled with pork, prawns and a variety vegetables which are seasoned with traditional Vietnamese […]

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