Food For Four

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 […]

Bo Luc Lac – Vietnamese Shaking Beef

My husband always laugh every time I refer to this dish as “shaking beef”. But that is the direct translation of bò lúc lắc to English; it refers to the action of shaking the wok when searing the beef cubes to keep the meat rare and moist. Funny name aside, this dish is very popular […]

Bún Bò Xào (Vietnamese Stir Fry Beef with Vermicelli Noodles)

This refreshing vermicelli noodles with wok-tossed beef is our family’s favourite during the summer months. Thin juicy slices of beef with beautiful flavours of lemongrass is served on a bed of cold vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs, topped with sprinkles of fried shallot and chopped peanuts, and drenched in fish sauce. This dish is really easy […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 18: Garlic and Mustard Beef Skewers

Summer is still lingering on, temperatures are still in the low thirties. With the Cookbook Challenge being “barbeque” we decided to have a simple barbeque lunch in our backyard. The lunch was not anything special – just the four of us and the electric health grill. Our electric grill is now the barbeque substitute as […]

Bò Kho – Vietnamese Beef Stew

Sunday is my cooking day as I prepare the family meals in advance for the next two days. Our household become quite chaotic come every Mondays and Tuesdays as I go to my part time work. It’s a frantic rush to drop the kids at childcare and then try to get to work at a […]

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