Vietnamese Pork Thick Noodle Soup (Banh Canh)

This Vietnamese pork thick noodle soup or Banh Canh is a very popular dish in Vietnam. It is made with thick round noodles, tender pieces of pork that is all cooked in a flavoursome broth. You can load it up with extras, or keep it simple – either way this lesser known noodle soup is […]

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Dim Sum Sticky Rice – Xoi Man (Cheat Version)

My dim sum sticky rice or xoi man in Vietnamese, 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 […]

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Turnip Cake – Banh Bot Chien (cheat version)

Close up of a stack of 3 pieces of turnip cake on a blue tea towel.

This turnip cake / banh bot chien is an absolute hit in my household. It has a crispy pan fried skin with a gooey center that is flavoured with Chinese sausage, spring onions and dried shrimp.  This recipe is my mum’s cheat version, which is much simpler and quicker then traditional methods. All you will […]

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