Crispy Scotch Eggs with Runny Yolk

I love cookbooks, and have been reading them for as long as I remember. The main cookbook I read growing up was what my family called “the brown cookery book”. It had a great collection of British recipes, including roasts and pudding, breads and soups, and just about everything in between. What I did not […]

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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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Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls – Cha Gio

Vietnamese Spring Rolls - Cha Gio

All my life I have never came across a person who didn’t enjoy munching on a few spring rolls from time to time. These little morsels of goodness are probably the most popular dish to come out of Vietnam. Each one is filled with pork, prawns and a variety vegetables which are seasoned with traditional Vietnamese […]

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Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters – Banh Tom

Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters - Banh Tom

These amazing prawn and sweet potato fritters called banh tom (translates to prawn cake) are one of my favourite Vietnamese appetizers! These little bad boys are basically a prawn nestled in a basket of golden sweet potato strips and then deep fried until crispy. It is traditionally served with fresh lettuce, herbs and a traditional Vietnamese […]

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