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 […]

Mild Chilli Tofu

Mapo tofu is a very spicy dish of silken tofu, minced pork, chilli bean paste and lots of dried chillies and sichuan peppercorns. This dish is so very spicy that it’s not for the faint hearted. It will leave you huffing and puffing as you feel the sensation of your lips and tongue burning. These […]

Pan Fried Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

Our family love all types of dumplings. We affectionately call our kids ‘Dumpling Monsters’ because they love dumplings so much. We are lucky very that our local area have so many Shanghai restaurants with really good quality dumplings. Although we mostly eat dumplings out, I occasionally like to make my own simple dumplings to freeze […]

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 […]

Cà Chua Nhồi Thịt – Vietnamese Stuffed Tomatoes

This stuffed tomatoes is a popular Vietnamese comfort food and is one of our family’s favourite. The filling is a traditional and versatile filling of pork, woodear mushroom and bean thread noodle. For best results use just slightly under-ripe tomatoes. Cà Chua Nhồi Thịt – Stuff Tomatoes with Pork and Wood Ear Mushroom Recipe Ingredients […]

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