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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Vietnamese Pickled Carrots and Daikon – Do Chua

I have always held out on making this on my own because it just looked like so much work. For years, I believed that making do chua was a long and tedious process of chopping up carrots and daikon. The thought of it always made me shudder with fear and then the very familiar general […]

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Pearl Barley Salad with Eggs, Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

One of the hardest things I found with pregnancy was working out what to take to work for lunch. From my first medical appointment I was told to be very careful with eating anything that wasn’t freshly cooked, which ruled out leftovers as well as most food from the food court. I also had to eat a healthy diet, however my standard healthy […]

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