Food For Four

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 […]

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, […]

Bún Thang – Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork and Egg

We love our noodle soup and each week I would boil a huge pot of stock to make our favourite noodle soup to eat for at least two meals. We have a couple of favourite noodle soup dishes that are on our rotation list and bún thang is one them. Bún thang is a dish […]

Gỏi Cuốn Chay – Vietnamese Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls

I think everyone should have a packet of rice paper in their pantry. It is so easy to make fresh and delicious rice paper rolls for a snack or light lunch. You can pretty much wrap anything in it; the choice of fillings is only limited by your imagination. For these vegetarian rice paper rolls […]

Phở Gà – Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Happy new year! We recently got back from our annual end of year trip to the coast for a week of quality family time and relaxation. I can really get used to the carefree life of lazing around by the pool, afternoon naps, eating and just playing with the kids. It’s really nice to start […]

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