Browsing All posts tagged under »Vietnamese«

Steamed tapioca layer cake

September 28, 2014

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This little steamed tapioca layer cake goes by many names and comes up in a number of different reincarnations across South East Asia. In Singapore and Malaysia it’s referred to as keuh (or kuih) lapis. In Vietnam, bánh da lợn is a version where the layers typically feature mashed mung beans. Thailand also has a […]

Warm beef and watercress salad

March 12, 2014

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This is going to be like a merger of the two themes from my February posts – it’s a Vietnamese style salad :). Now I can’t really vouch for how authentic my recipe is going to be, I kinda made it up as I went along. All I had to go on was beef and […]

Vietnamese pâté chaud (bánh patê sô)

February 28, 2014

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I always use to look forward to getting a pipping hot patê sô from the Vietnamese bakeries when mum did her shopping in the markets. I loved the buttery pastry and the tasty meat filling inside. This will be just a short post dedicated to recreating this childhood love of mine. Patê sô is the […]

Spring rolls recipe

October 22, 2013

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Every now and then I’m reminded that I’m a bit of a bad daughter and don’t see my mum nearly as much as I’m supposed to. In order to compensate, I try to cook her favourite things when I can. Mum’s favourite cuisine is Vietnamese so on the weekend I made her a dinner of […]

Sweet corn and sticky rice pudding (chè bắp) recipe

October 11, 2013

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I’m not one of those highly organised people who goes to the market with a shopping list. The only time I ever really have a list is when I want to make a specific dish that contains ingredients I don’t usually have around the house. I shop mainly based on what’s on sale and looks […]

Jackfruit and ‘pomegranate’ in coconut soup (chè mít hạt lựu) recipe

July 3, 2013

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I always knew that I would love pomegranate, even before I ever tried the fruit. It sounds strange, but it’s because I spent a large portion of my childhood eating and loving imitation pomegranate (hạt lựu)! (Top photo of just the pomegranate seeds is courtesy of http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2010/11/09/how-to-de-seed-a-pomegranate-and-not-make-a-mess/) Though I didn’t actually know those jellies were […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe take 2

January 15, 2013

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I’ve got a confession to make. Contrary to what I said last year, I did not go back to follow my friend’s sister’s nem nuong recipe to the tee. I was going to, but then when I picked up the bag of nem nuong curing powder, I was convinced out of it. My partner in […]

Vietnamese meatballs (nem nuong) recipe

February 24, 2012

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Note: New recipe posted 15 January 2013, see this link Staying on the topic of barbeques of the Asian variety, one of my good friends hosts an annual barbeque to celebrate his birthday. And every year, without fail, I will attend because 1. I’m a good friend and 2. his sister makes the best nem […]

Coffee of a different kind

February 19, 2012

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Unless you’re not into Melbourne’s whole café culture thing, you’ll know that 3rd wave coffee has been what all the cool kids are talking about these days. I don’t really know what 3rd wave coffee is all about; it’s just beyond my level of understanding. Don’t get me wrong, I like coffee, quite a lot. […]