Canh Chua Tôm – Sour soup for the soul

“She said that this soup would cool you down in a hot summer day, I believed it then, and I still believe it now.” Every summer, my mom would make us “canh chua cá lóc” aka sour soup with snakehead for lunch. She said that this soup would cool you down in a hot summer…

Chè Khoai Ba Màu – a Tricolor Dessert

Khoai lang aka sweet potatoes are “a rich source of fibre as well as containing a good array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potato is that they’re high in an antioxidant…

Orange… is the new black – the food version of it.

Bí đỏ xào – A simple, healthy and colourful no-meat dish that has always been one of my favourite. Learning how to make mashed pumpkin with garlic from my dad, I am pretty sure that he was not the first and would not be the last person to teach this dish to his children. Why…

Vietnamese-styled stuffed Zucchini

When I was a kid, my mom would make Vietnamese stuffed wax gourd aka Bí Đao Nhồi Thịt for us every summer. This is an ideal dish for the hot summer days, and I would never forget how good it was, very refreshing. In London, It is not that easy for me to recreate the…