Clear Hot and Sour Soup

A very simple Vietnamese version of hot and sour soup that is perfect for cold winter nights! This soup is made with chicken stock, bamboo shoots and cubes of tofu. Finished with shredded chicken and spring onions, this glossy and velvety soup will be a crowd pleaser. This week has been a very eventful one […]

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Simple Vietnamese Watercress and Pork Soup

This Vietnamese pork and watercress soup is a very healthy and easy dish. Traditionally, it is eaten with rice but on its own makes a nutritious low-carb meal. If you’re in need of a meal in under 10 minutes and are watching your weight, then this is for you. Today’s recipe is so simple that […]

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Pork and Cabbage Soup

My pork and cabbage soup is a quick and easy low-carb meal that can be made in under 15 minutes. This recipe is perfect for a work lunch or mid week dinner with the added bonus of being very cheap, highly nutritious and low in carbs.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup with Sausage and Pearl Barley

This cream of mushroom soup recipe is a twist on the traditional version. It has chunks of fried pork sausage that are suspended in the creamy soup to give it pops of flavour. Pearl barley is added to the dish to provide a little texture and bulk. When served with crusty bread, this recipe will be enough to satisfy any lover of mushrooms.

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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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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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