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How To Make Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Banh mi is the best sandwich to exist, but I may be a little bit biased. There’s nothing like a fresh-baked baguette brimming with fillings. Get tips on how to best assemble the best bites!

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Make This Easy 5-Ingredient Spicy Korean Rice Cake Snack!

Meet spicy Korean rice cakes I would walk nearly a kilometre during the winter in -20 weather for a taste of these freshly grilled Korean rice cake skewers at Yonge & Finch. It’d be a rough walk, but I knew it’d be worth it every time. One order for $1.50, and worth every…

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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 Mango Sticky Rice (with Long-grain 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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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!

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The Best 5-Ingredient Noodles

On the hunt for dried shrimp, I accidentally found something better: tiny dried shrimp. They’re light orange, thin and almost transparent. We had quite the debate at the dinner table on whether these were just the skin of shrimp, or just dried tiny shrimp. But it is, indeed just dried tiny shrimp! In…

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An Evening With Best Buy — In The Hands Of David Rocco & Steve Gonzalez

You’ve had too much fun, once you start looking like a stock photo. And stock photo, we will! On this merry Wednesday evening, I joined in on a feast cooked in a Best Buy Appliance space by Chef David Rocco and Executive Chef Steve Gonzalez of Baro. The beautiful event was on the third floor of Baro,…

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It’s the Feta Culture — Favourites Of 10-Courses W/ Krinos Feta

Experiencing the #KrinosFetaCulture I love feta, and it’s crumbly, milky and salty texture. But, I didn’t know the bounds of feta beyond the good ol’ Greek salad. To this, I was thrilled to be joining in on an evening with Krinos, where I learned about the beauty of feta cheese and all of…

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