Spring Roll Noodle Bowls – Bun Cha Gio

One of the harsh realities one faces when leaving the family home is that food no longer magically appears on the dinner table. Some days when my will power is at absolute zero, like all good children I make the trip back home for dinner! However, I know nothing is ever free. My payment comes […]

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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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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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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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