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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Har Mee – Prawn Noodle Soup

I have been religiously saving prawn heads for the last couple months so that I could make Har Mee. Har Mee is a spicy prawn noodle soup served with a mix of hokkien and vermicelli noodles, whole prawns, boiled egg, water spinach and garnished with fried shallot. This is one of my favourite dish to […]

Fried wontons

Fried wontons Ingredients Wonton filling 250 grams minced pork 12 prawns (peeled, deveined and finely chopped) 8 water chestnuts, cut into small pieces Marinade 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon sugar 3 spring onion (white part only), finely sliced 2.5 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 glove garlic, […]

Bì Cuốn (Shredded Pork and Pork Skin Rice Paper Rolls)

It’s cold and I have been super lazy. Gosh, I hope I’m not too late for this month’s Delicious Vietnam. It’s winter in Sydney at the moment but it’s never too cold to have refreshing and healthy rice paper rolls. Mum made cơm tấm bì sườn chả (broken rice with pork chops, pork skin and […]

Xíu Mại (Vietnamese Meatballs)

Xíu mại is Vietnamese meatballs and it sounds very similar to the Chinese dumplings siu mai. I’m sure these meatballs are influenced by the Chinese but the only similarities between these meatballs and the Chinese dumplings are that it’s made of out ground pork and it’s steamed. These meatballs also has European influences as it’s […]

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