Category: Toronto Blogger

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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Bún Măng Gà (Vietnamese Chicken & Bamboo Noodle Soup)

Bamboo is one of my top favourite ingredients in a soup. Bamboo comes in a few forms, I like to look for young bamboo that’s yellow. With this ingredient, we’re making bún măng gà, which is a Vietnamese noodle soup with chicken and bamboo. This dish is classically made with Duck instead of…

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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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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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How To Make Arepas

I’m a sucker for ingredients that I didn’t grow up with. I’d often seek it out, with no intention to buy it, but just to keep a mental catalogue of the pricing at different grocery stores, then finally going for it once I see a price to justify this purchase that I have…

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Creamy, Cheesy Shrimp Mac & Cheese

The only time that I eat Mac & Cheese is when it’s served as a side with a delicious BBQ spread at a restaurant. More often than not, the Mac & Cheese is not cheesy or creamy enough for me. To make those dreams come true, I’m looking to tick all the boxes…

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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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