Food For Four

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 […]

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, […]

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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