Category: Ingredients & Dish

Vietnamese Watermelon Rind & Shrimp Soup

This is Vietnamese comfort food in a bowl. If you’re looking for ways to use your watermelon rind, look no further! This is the prime no-waste recipe to use any rind or unsweet watermelon. Bonus – I’ll even share some tricks on how to choose the perfect watermelon every time, so you can…

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Khao Soi (Northern Thai Coconut Curry Noodle)

This Khao Soi recipe tastes as close to the real deal and can rival your favourite Thai takeout spot. Make it with your desired protein – beef, tofu or chicken, either would go well with this dish! All you need is the khao soi paste, and a bunch of pre-fried noodles, and you…

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Make Siu Mai in 30 Minutes

Homemade siu mai is my new fave snack. This is incredibly easy to make, it’s ridiculous. I often make it over my 1-hour lunches, for me, it only takes 20-25 minutes to make from start to finish! Here’s a video of how easy-peasy it is. Growing up in Sydney, I remember that this…

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Easy Rice & Mango Dessert (with Long-grain Black Rice)

I had my fingers crossed for this recipe. I had ripe sweet mangos, and so badly wanted mango & sticky rice. The one major ingredient that I was missing was the sticky rice! Using a newer ingredient to my pantry, this was subbed for long-grain black rice – and was a sweet &…

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Thịt Kho Trứng (Caramel Braised Pork with Eggs)

This is what home tastes like. Every Asian household has a special caramelized pork recipe, and this is what I grew up with: Thit Kho, pork belly lovingly braised in coconut water. This dish is best enjoyed with copious amounts of rice, and trust me, just one whiff of this fragrant dish and…

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Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

Be prepared for one of the richest broths you can meet: Bò kho, aka Vietnamese Beef Stew! Perfect for soaking up a warm Vietnamese baguette, noodle or even fluffy jasmine rice. But I’ll always reach for a banh mi! The beef in this dish is very versatile and so easy to make. I…

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3 Ways To Peach!

Peach season is here! I enjoy eating peaches and nectarines in one of two ways, either as is, or dipped into a mix of chili & salt. Coming up with a way to use these peaches that required more than two steps was a bit of a pickle for me. Of course, I…

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Air Fryer Corn Ribs (with Green Onion Oil!)

The taste and texture of these “corn ribs” will be my exact fuel to continue to buy corn from now on. I would never buy corn otherwise – before this, corn would only be good for one thing – on the BBQ with a slather of butter. But now I’ve evolved. Here’s a…

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Bun Cha Hanoi (Vietnamese Patties & Pork in Fish Sauce)

My mom would make so many Vietnamese dishes at home from scratch. Her mental catalogue of recipes mind is endless. As I lived with my dad for most of my upbringing, this style of Vietnamese dishes would be totally foreign to me. Often times at the dinner table, I would simply think that…

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Vietnamese Pickled Daikon & Carrot in 30 Minutes (Đồ chua)

I’ve attempted Vietnamese pickles a dozen times. And all the many times, testing a balance between vinegar and water, and adjusting the sugar and salt levels. Little did I know that my final recipe would only use 2 tablespoons of vinegar as the liquid content. Look ahead for your new go-to quick Vietnamese…

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