Umami Eggplant with Black Sesame Rice Crackers

I really like the restaurant Soju Girl in Canberra. I go on about this a lot, so this is not new information to long time readers. We celebrated my sister’s birthday there in June and we had an amazing sweet and sour, umami eggplant dish that w
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Vietnamese Pork Rolls with Pickle and Aioli – aka Banh Mi

This is not a new recipe. It is in fact, the exact same recipe that I have posted on here before. These Vietnamese Pork Rolls, or banh mi, are so damn good. I would title this post ‘crack sandwiches,’ but I don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea ha
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Asian Grocers in Canberra and A Mini Haul (Part 1)

Today, I’ve got a little mini haul to show you. These are some purchases that I made on a mini-tour of a few Asian grocers in Canberra. I was inspired to take a look at some Asian grocers because I wanted to see if I could find some kaya. It’s ok eve
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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodle Bowl with Spring Rolls

Hello! It’s so good to be back to posting. I hope you all had a lovely festive season. We had an amazing time visiting friends, family and our beloved pets in Australia. You can check out what we got up to here and here. We are back in humid Singapor
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Cooking With My Cook Books – Mark Jensen’s Spicy Pork Mince Salad with Thai Basil and Nuoc Mam Cham

This week for my current series, I’m cooking a dish from Mark Jensen’s lovely cook book, The Urban Cook. There are some absolutely lovely recipes in this book, but for some reason I’ve never cooked anything out of it. I’m rect
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Cooking with my Cook Books – Bill Granger’s Pork Fillet with Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

I don’t have all of Bill Granger’s cook books but I do have a few of them, especially some of his older ones. The ones that I do have, I brought with me to Singapore. That’s a pretty good sign of their quality as I had limited space to bring my
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Banh Mi – My Way

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese street food style sandwich.  It often has pork in some form, plus pate and mayonnaise which stems from the past French influence in Vietnam. The crusty baguette that it is typically served on and still used widely in parts of
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