Steph’s Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

There’s a movie called Julie & Julia that is based on the real life blogger Julie Powell’s attempt to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I don’t know how normal it is for people to try to cook EVERYTHING in a cookbook, but given at least one other […]

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Traditional Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls – Goi Cuon

Traditional Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with 3 Sauces

The first dinner party Steph and I ever hosted was a rice paper roll night! I remember Steph being very relaxed while I was the complete opposite. It was the first time we had ever done something like this, so I was naturally a train wreck. Rather than make the rolls ourselves, we chose to […]

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Vietnamese Beef and Watercress Salad – Bo Xao Sa Lat Soong

Vietnamese Beef and Watercress Salad

This Vietnamese beef and watercress salad is my all time favourite salad recipe. It has chunks of pan seared beef on a bed of crispy watercress and is dressed in a tangy Vietnamese nuoc mam sauce. It is a great way to to get more vegetables in your diet and is perfect for anyone looking […]

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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce – Nuoc Mam Cham

If for some crazy reason, you ever wanted to rid the world of Vietnamese food, you have to start by destroying every bottle of fish sauce! This is because fish sauce to Vietnamese food is like tomato sauce at a sausage sizzle.  You simply can’t have one without the other. Many traditional Vietnamese dishes require […]

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