Food For Four

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 […]

Gỏi Bưởi Gà – Vietnamese Pomelo and Chicken Salad

It may only be the start of Spring but it sure feel like Summer lately. I’m very happy that we barely had a Winter and it looks like we may just skip Spring all together and jump straight to Summer. Bring on the warm weather! Warmer weather means refreshing, vibrant and delicious salads to enjoy, […]

How To Prepare Raw Sugarcane

I have fond memories of chewing on raw sugarcane pieces as snacks during my younger years living in Vietnam. After chewing on the sugarcane pieces to get out all the sweet juices you would spit out the chewed sugarcane. But what I didn’t like about chewing on sugarcane pieces was it leaves small pieces of […]

Sugarcane and Pork Soup

My dear friend gave me these fresh sugarcane. It’s cold and making soup with them is the first thing that came to mind. I love the natural sweetness of sugarcane and it is great to use in making asian soups. This pork ribs soup with sugarcane is just so simple and delicious. I’ve added carrot […]

Cháo Cá – Vietnamese Fish Congee

A bowl of hot congee is the ultimate comfort food perfect for the winter months. In our family we have congee for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our kids request for congee just about every week (and even in really hot summer days). Chicken congee is our favourite and it is perfect with the chicken cabbage […]

Vietnamese Beef and Watercress Salad

Mum used to make this quick and easy salad of watercress with stir fried beef all the time. It’s a really simple salad and she would only dress the salad with just the fish sauce dipping sauce. But I really like Luke Nguyen’s method of dressing the watercress with a vinaigrette dressing which takes away some […]

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