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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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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Dim Sum Sticky Rice – Xoi Man (Cheat Version)

My dim sum sticky rice or xoi man in Vietnamese, 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 […]

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Turnip Cake – Banh Bot Chien (cheat version)

Close up of a stack of 3 pieces of turnip cake on a blue tea towel.

This turnip cake / banh bot chien is an absolute hit in my household. It has a crispy pan fried skin with a gooey center that is flavoured with Chinese sausage, spring onions and dried shrimp.  This recipe is my mum’s cheat version, which is much simpler and quicker then traditional methods. All you will […]

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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 oven baked curry puffs to share! Each one of these delicious parcels is loaded up with curried mince and root vegetables with a hint of soy sauce for a twist. The filling is then wrapped in puff […]

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