Food For Four

Bánh Mì Xíu Mại

I’m reposting the recipe of my Vietnamese meatballs (xíu mại) with new photos. I love the asian flavours of these meatballs cooked in a delicious tomato sauce. There’s a nice surprise of the crunch from the chestnut with these meatballs. Serving these flavoursome meatballs with rice is so delicious, but it’s so much better to […]

Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh Tố Bơ)

My family loves avocado and I grew up eating avocado as a sweet snack. When we were young the only way our family know how to eat avocados was as avocado shake/smoothie or just simply avocado with condensed milk. For a long time we didn’t have a blender to make smoothie, so most of the […]

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 […]

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