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 […]

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 […]

Bún Thịt Nướng – Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles

I can feel summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than to have a barbecue and enjoy the outdoors. This weekend I busted out my brand new mini-barbecue for the first time. We didn’t have a barbecue as such but used the barbecue to chargrill these delicious skewers […]

Vietnamese Herbs

No doubt the most notable element in Vietnamese cuisine is the abundance use of raw fresh herbs. Not only are herbs used to enhance flavours and aromas of a dish, but fresh raw herbs are eaten generously as an accompaniment to foods. A plate of fresh herb leaves and whole sprigs are usually usually served […]

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