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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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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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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Vietnamese Pickled Cabbage

Vietnamese Pickled Green Cabbage

This simple pickled cabbage is a great side dish or accompaniment for any salty Asian rice dishes, bao buns or burgers. The recipe has been passed down in the family from my great grandma which apparently made her very popular in her local district in Saigon. It is incredibly simple to make with only 6 ingredients […]

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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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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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