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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Budget Pork Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce

A 45 degree view of a wooden plate with 3 budget rice paper rolls and a bowl of hoisin dipping sauce on the side.

Rice paper rolls have got to be one of the best things to come out of Vietnam. My budget version includes pork, noodles, lettuce and cucumber which creates a simple yet delicious rice paper roll. The dipping sauce is an easy hoisin based sauce which tastes fantastic and can be whipped up in minutes. Coming […]

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Laos Khao Soi – Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos Khao Soi - Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos khao soi is one of the best hidden gems in the world of noodle soups. It has a garlicky tomato meat sauce that gives this dish its wonderful flavour and colour. It is also known as “spaghetti pho” because it literally looks like bolognese sauce on top of pho rice noodles. But unlike pho, […]

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Vietnamese Crispy Crepes – Banh Xeo

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes - Banh Xeo

As the years pass by, I am slowly becoming more of a homebody. Combine this with the sleep deprivation that comes with having a child and you get Mr Anti-Social. That may sound like a bad thing, but I have enjoyed being a hermit. My only regret was that I got a little too comfortable […]

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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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Oven Baked Curry Puffs

Whenever I feel the need to be popular with friends or family, I make a batch of these oven baked curry puffs to share! Each one of these delicious parcels is loaded up with curried mince and root vegetables with a hint of soy sauce for a twist. The filling is then wrapped in puff […]

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