Food For Four

Xôi Mặn Lạp Xưởng (Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage and Dried Shrimp)

Sticky rice is a popular grain used in Vietnamese cuisine. But unlike white rice which is normally served to accompany a dish, sticky rice is often used to create many different delicious sweet and savoury snack food. This savoury sticky rice mixed with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and shiitake mushroom is just so delicious and […]

Chinese Braised Oxtail

I really wish the weather makes up it’s mind if it wants to be winter or summer. This past week I have to dig out winter clothing again. But the rain is very welcoming considering the bushfires of the past weeks. The good thing about cold weather again is being able to enjoy the slow […]

Gỏi Xoài Xanh Tôm – Vietnamese Green Mango Salad with Prawns

Last week I visited the markets at Cabramatta and I was so delighted to see that it’s green mango season. I love love love green mangoes and the sight of these green mangoes makes my mouth water. Growing up we always used to eat these crunchy and very sour green mangoes dipped in sweet fish […]

Súp Măng Cua – Vietnamese Asparagus and Crab Soup

Asparagus are in season at the moment. I always like to take advantage of fresh produce when they are cheap. But I think I may have gone a bit overboard with these sweet fresh asparagus as we have been eating every week and the kids are frowning at the sight of another asparagus. Asparagus is […]

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