Quick Rice Noodle Salad with Vietnamese Ham

A plate of rice noodles with green vegetables, Vietnamese ham and golden fried onions.

This quick rice noodle salad with Vietnamese ham (banh uot cha lua) is an absolute gem of a recipe that is not too widely known. It is made with large flat rice noodles, loaded up with fresh herbs and vegetables and dressed with a tangy Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc mam cham). It requires zero cooking, […]

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Simple Chicken Salad with Vietnamese Dressing

A simple chicken salad with the popular Vietnamese nuoc mam dressing that is both colourful and delicious. The salad is super easy to prepare and makes a perfect light and healthy meal for yourself or the family! Before I get into this post, I want to share something happening in my personal life. There are […]

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls (Bun Bo Xao)

One of the best cold Vietnamese dishes has to be these beef noodle bowls. It has been a ‘go to meal’ for my family for years since it is so easy to make. Each bowl is filled with rice vermicelli noodles and tender marinated beef strips. It is then loaded up with as many fresh herbs and vegetables as you want and at the end, tied together by an amazing traditional Vietnamese nuoc mam sauce.

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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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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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