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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Easy Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Tofu in a Tomato Sauce

Some of my mates think that Steph and I must have the most exciting dishes for dinner. They picture us laughing and smiling at the dinner table with our piping hot bowls of noodle soup made from scratch with a bottle of wine that has been well researched and paired accordingly. Well, nothing could be further […]

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Vietnamese Crispy Crepes – Banh Xeo

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes - Banh Xeo

As the years pass by, I am slowly becoming more of a homebody. Combine this with the sleep deprivation that comes with having a child and you get Mr Anti-Social. That may sound like a bad thing, but I have enjoyed being a hermit. My only regret was that I got a little too comfortable […]

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Vietnamese Vegan Rice Paper Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Steph and I have decided that one of our major goal this year is to look and feel our best. So naturally, we developed these vegan rice paper rolls to help our pursuit of ripping beach bods. But sometimes this is hard when you’re a food blogger. For example, the last few weeks have been monumental […]

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My Lazy Savoury Sticky Rice – Xoi Man – No Mi Fan

My savoury 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 the hard […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles – Pho Ga

The smell of this chicken pho simmering on the stove top will waft through your home and tempt even the fullest of stomachs. It is made with an aromatic broth enriched with chicken bones, root vegetables and spices. Bowls of steaming broth are filled fresh rice noodles and tender chicken pieces, topped with fresh herbs and […]

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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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Spring Roll Noodle Bowls – Bun Cha Gio

One of the harsh realities one faces when leaving the family home is that food no longer magically appears on the dinner table. Some days when my will power is at absolute zero, like all good children I make the trip back home for dinner! However, I know nothing is ever free. My payment comes […]

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