Food For Four

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 […]

Đồ Chua – Vietnamese Pickled Carrot and Daikon

This easy pickled carrot and daikon is a popular condiment in Vietnamese cuisine. The sweetness, tanginess and crunchiness adds texture and flavour to almost any dish. It is perfect in bánh mì (Vietnamese baguette), cold vermicelli noodle dishes (bún chả giò, bún thịt nướng, bún bò xào) or served as a side dish with grilled […]

Green Papaya Salad with Prawns – Gỏi Đu Đủ Tôm

Today is officially the first day of Spring. I feel the tinge of Spring in the air with slightly warmer weather, longer days and gorgeous blossoms in full bloom. I absolutely love the blossoms and the sight of them is so uplifting for my soul. I am celebrating the start of Spring with a refreshing […]

Gỏi Bưởi Tôm- Pomelo Salad with Prawns

After months of waiting, the pomelos from my parent’s trees are ready to be picked. This year we seem to have more pomelos than previous years (70+ pomelos). There are way too many pomelos for one to eat and like most years my parents will be giving most of it away to family and friends. […]

Gỏi Gà – Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

I love this vibrant and refreshing salad with chicken congee. This deliciously cold and crunchy salad is a perfect contrast to the hot and soft congee. It’s also makes a delicious salad on it’s own. Gỏi Gà – Chicken and Cabbage Salad Recipe 1/2 kg cooked shredded chicken (or use the chicken meat from making […]

Gỏi Ngó Sen Tôm Thịt – Vietnamese Lotus Stem Salad with Prawns and Pork

Vietnamese salad is healthy, refreshing and has an explosion of flavours. A Vietnamese salad always makes an appearance at every of my family parties. This delicious lotus stem salad is another version of a Vietnamese salad with prawns and pork I made previously. Using the lotus stem gives this salad an amazing crunch. This refreshing, […]

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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