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Peking Duck, Watermelon & Coriander Salad

You might not know this about me but I am one-sixteenth Chinese. Barely enough to celebrate the impending Chinese New Year or claim Chinese heritage right? This might be true, but my family has an interesting Australian-Chinese history, my Great Great Grandfather was one of the first Chinese settlers during the Gold Rush Era in […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Crispy Rice Paper Rolls

I wish inventors would hurry up and create push-button instant travel because it would mean that I would be able to have lunch in Hanoi everyday. Instead I have to settle for recreating magical Vietnamese flavours at home, which isn’t a bad thing because it’s my favourite cuisine to cook and eat. It’s pretty hard […]

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My Favourite Cookbooks

They say never judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a person by their cookbooks? If you were to assess my cookbook collection you would probably see that A. my obsession with cookbooks is seriously testing out the capacity of the shelving unit they are sitting on B. Luke Nguyen appears most […]

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Sizzling Vietnamese Pancake

Sizzling Vietnamese Pancake / Banh Xeo Recipe¬† This is a classic Vietnamese dish and is really very simple once you get the hang of making the pancake. Banh Xeo literally means ‘sizzling cake’ in Vietnamese which is the sound the batter makes when it hits ¬†hot oil. This is a tasty dish and combines all […]

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