Tag Archives: vietnamese

My search for South-East Asian groceries in Shanghai

One of the greatest things about moving to a new city is the fact that you are able to discover new foods and adapt to new ways of living. Whilst Shanghai is far from a hardship city, one of the … Continue reading

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Canh chua tamarind fish broth with elephant ear stems

I really love discovering new and different herbs, vegetables and spices as I generally spend countless days afterwards thinking how to incorporate them into dishes. I particularly like it when the vegetable or spice in question also has a very questionable name. … Continue reading

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Mussels cooked in fragrant lemongrass and coconut

Cooking mussels is one thing that is amazingly easy to cook, but I am often put off because of the amount of work involve with cleaning them. In Australia Sam and I discovered a brand of mussels that you can … Continue reading

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Chargrilled lemongrass beef wrapped in betal leaf (Bo La Lot)

Sam and I are big fans of Vietnamese food. The flavours are so light and fresh and the cuisine is rather sophisticated when you consider that the origins of most of the dishes are from the bustling streets of Vietnam. … Continue reading

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Lunch for a fiver @ Vietgrill, Hackney

Lunch for a fiver? Mutter these words to a Londoner and it’s highly likely you’ll get their undivided attention. We’ve recently discovered the £5 before 3pm menu at Viet Grill and since it’s been our regular haunt for a cheap … Continue reading

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Banh Cuon specialists – Loong Kee, Hackney

I feel like I am a little fixated on Vietnamese food lately. I can’t quite pinpoint exactly why, but I think it has something to do with the fact that the summer gods have been generous this year and I … Continue reading

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