Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls

One of the best cold Vietnamese dishes has to be these beef noodle bowls. It has been a ‘go to meal’ for my family for years since it is so easy to make. Each bowl is filled with rice vermicelli noodles and tender marinated beef strips. It is then loaded up with as many fresh herbs and vegetables as you want and at the end, tied together by an amazing traditional Vietnamese nuoc mam sauce.

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Vietnamese Pork Mince Omelette

Top down view of a Vietnamese pork omelette in a fry pan.

My Vietnamese pork mince omelette is a perfect recipe for families on a budget. It is a simple rice dish that is served as comfort food in homes all over south east Asia. Made with mainly eggs, pork mince and noodles, this recipe is quick to make and great for light dinner or lunch. Coming […]

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Budget Pork Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce

A 45 degree view of a wooden plate with 3 budget rice paper rolls and a bowl of hoisin dipping sauce on the side.

Rice paper rolls have got to be one of the best things to come out of Vietnam. My budget version includes pork, noodles, lettuce and cucumber which creates a simple yet delicious rice paper roll. The dipping sauce is an easy hoisin based sauce which tastes fantastic and can be whipped up in minutes. Coming […]

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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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Vietnamese Red Coconut Sticky Rice – Xoi Gac (Cheat Version)

Vietnamese Red Coconut Sticky Rice - Xoi Gac Nuoc Dua

My cheat version of  red coconut sticky rice – xoi gac nuoc dua is a great recipe that removes much of the time and hassle that you get with traditional methods. All you will need for this is simply a 2 L (2 qt) pot / dish with a lid, a microwave and about 45 […]

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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 centre 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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