Vietnamese Beef and Celery in Tomato Sauce

My beef and celery in tomato sauce is a variation of a popular Vietnamese rice dish that can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. It is basically pan fried strips of beef and celery topped with a can of tomatoes. Incredibly simple and easy, this recipe is comfort food that is perfect for a […]

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The Easiest Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This spicy peanut sauce is so easy and quick to make that you can have it on the table in under 5 minutes. It requires absolutely no cooking and goes brilliantly with rice paper rolls, skewers or anything that needs a strong punchy sauce. Today’s recipe came about when Steph and I wanted something different […]

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Chicken and Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Chicken and rice noodle stir fry is a popular Chinese takeout dish that you can easily make at home. The recipe is very simple, making it perfect for a midweek dinner when you just need to pull something together quickly. The fresh rice noodles are soaked in dark soy sauce before frying to ensure the […]

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Cheap and Easy Chicken Curry

A 45 degree view of a plate of chicken curry with rice.

This chicken curry is seriously one of the best recipes for a weeknight dinner. It is a simplified version of a typical Southeast Asian curry, and is really cheap and easy. It requires hardly any time to prep and most of the cooking is done passively so you can do other things while you wait. […]

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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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