Caramelised Pork Belly (Thịt Kho)

Every single Vietnamese person I know, grew up eating this dish. If you were to ask any Vietnamese person which home cooked dish reminds them of home, this would probably be among the top 5. Whenever I come home from an overseas holiday, this is usually the first dish I cook when I am craving…

Green Bean Stir Fry w/ Baby Squid (Đậu Cô Ve xào Mực Con)

Don’t be fooled by the lack of ingredients and sauciness in this dish compared to other stir fries. While it may be lacking in ingredients, it definitely doesn’t lack in flavour! Seafood isn’t a common ingredient cooked in my household and when we do eat seafood, I generally prefer to have less sauces on my…

My Son Sanctuary – World Heritage Site

Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary is located about 1.5hours away by car from the centre of Da Nang or Hoi An. It is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Vietnam. The structures were built between the 4th and 13th century which was a part of the Champa Kingdom shaped by the art and…

Sauces + Pastes

Listed in alphabetical order, I have included pictures and a brief description of all the sauces and pastes that I currently use in my home. Keep an eye out for my blog because I will be posting more recipes that use each of these sauces/pastes! Caramel Sauce – I use this as a cheats version to…