Posts tagged with ‘Vietnamese’

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Flavours of Vietnam: The Pho Cocktail

by Dani

I greeted Friday evening with a much greater sigh of relief than is usual this week. It hasn’t been a bad week, just a busy one. Plus it was the Bread Winner’s birthday and I’d had to stand him up for lunch which I felt dreadful about. Such is the crazy world of education. All […]

Flavours of Vietnam. Mini hamburger style pork buns.

by Dani
Serving mini pork buns

This is technically as Chinese inspired as it is Vietnamese. Either way it is low prep, delicious and fun for the kids who like any dish where they compile their own servings. Mini Pork Buns. Ingredients. 1 packet frozen spring roll buns (from Asian grocers) 500g piece pork neck Char siu sauce 2 spring onions […]

Flavours of Vietnam. Chicken and Green Papaya Salad

by Dani
Chicken & Green Papaya Salad

Quick and delicious on a hot night. Chicken & Green Papaya Salad Ingredients 1 green papaya 1 tblsp Phu Quoc fish sauce 3 chicken thigh fillets 1 spring onion, sliced thinly fried shallots, sliced chilli and crushed peanuts to garnish Method 1. Peel and julienne the green papaya and toss fish sauce and spring onion […]

Flavours of Vietnam – Chicken and Herb Salad.

by Dani

This meal was born of necessity as I the only fruit or vegetables I had was that which was growing in the garden. Chicken and Herb Salad. Ingredients 3 chicken thigh breasts chopped into bite sized pieces 1 cup Vietnamese mint leaves 1 cup parsley sprigs 1 cup mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped chives 3 spring […]

Flavours of Vietnam – Pork in betel leaves.

by Dani
pork in betel leaves

Betel leaves are lovely and fragrant and can be bought at Asian Grocers. They are often used as an edible wrap in Vietnamese cooking. Pork in Betel Leaves Ingredients 250g pork mince 1 chilli, seeded and finely chopped 1 stem of lemongrass, white part finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped […]

Salad season begins

by Dani

Today was officially the first short sleeve and sandal day of spring in Melbourne. Utter bliss. Made even more enjoyable by my freshly spring cleaned windows. I’m in my happy place. Just as at the start of the colder weather, soup is a fabulous meal that it seems impossible to tire of, the advent of […]

Vietnamese Grilled Beef Banh Mi

by Dani

photo by Yuppie Nomad some rights reserved Vietnamese Grilled Beef Banh Mi how good does that sound? Amazing huh? It was. It really was. Son and Heir practically inhaled his. Even the carroty bits. He usually hates carrot. Now for the bad news. No recipe. That’s right. I’ve been recipe testing for Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen […]

Hainan Chicken and Rice

by Dani

Tonight we are eating Hainan chicken and rice. I made all three sauces to go with it. Sadly I have no cilantro, nor do I have enough cucumber left to garnish. Steamed broccoli with a dash of oyster sauce will do nicely as a side dish. The cost of tonight’s meal? I bought the chicken […]

Ahh pho

by Dani

How it warms my heart. I practically nailed the stock this weekend too. Not perfect but a 99.5 as judged by the Bread Winner. I blame the lack of licorice root which I couldn’t get for love nor money. Despite wild wind storms and days of lost power, I manged to finally get to the […]

Thit Heo Kho

by Dani

Finally the cool change has come. Just in the nick of time too. Lil Miss arose at 3.30 this morning. For the day. We are not amused. I have two seriously whingy Ankle Biters today. But all is well, tonight is cool and we’re eating comfort food, Vietnamese style. Thit Heo Kho to be precise.