Easy Vegetable Samosas (using Egg Roll Wrappers)

Last week, I made cha gio (Vietnamese fried rice paper rolls), and picked up a package of egg roll wrappers on that same grocery trip as a back-up should the rice paper rolls go wrong. Fortunately, the cha gio turned out flawlessly! And unfortunately, the egg roll wrappers brand that I used (Wing’s) failed miserably….

Vietnamese Tomato & Fish Soup with Pickled Mustard Greens

This soup is a result of attempting to satisfy a nostalgic home-style Vietnamese soup that my dad would make growing up (minus the fish). For the protein, it’d instead be pork spare ribs, but I’m using frozen fish for this recipe. With every meal at home, we would have a soup, protein and rice to…

Flashfood Review & Tips: Save 50% on Groceries

I’m all about saving money and reducing food waste anywhere I can. Groceries is a great place to start as it’s the easiest cost to control. By selling food at 50% off the retail price through Flashfood, grocers are able to recover costs, and significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Definitely a win-win-win situation for all!…

Mini Scotch Eggs (with Quail Eggs)

Here’s my take on this gastropub fave! There’s just something special about scotch eggs, and the layers of delicious contrast. Battered with breading and wrapped in sausage – the flavor contrast biting into the crisp breading, sausage and pop of egg is incredible. I created these with quail eggs, and they’re perfect two-biters. You’ll notice…

Crispy Rice Paper Rolls (Cha Gio)

Meet my favourite Vietnamese appetizer that I never order. Cha gio comes in either a rice paper wrapper, or more commonly a yellow egg wrapper. The rice paper wrapper is far superior in my books. With a fry, you get that chew, and light crisp, and all the filling. You can make these rolls to your preference: all vegetarian, without taro, or a combo of everything, like I have!

Vegetable Chow Mein Noodles (No Wok Needed!)

The flavours in this chow mein recipe comes close to one of my favourites. The best chow mein I’ve tasted is from Sam’s Congee or that one Soy Bean place in Heritage Court (now a memory). The portion size from both restaurants are very small. And notice how at both places, they have star dishes…