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Happy Lunar New Year! – Vietnamese sticky rice, coated in mung bean

Vietnamese sticky rice, coated in mung bean
Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! I hope this year will be a joyous one for all.
Today is the second day of Tết (Lunar New Year). If I were in Vietnam, we would spend today at my grandmother’s house. She would cook this sticky rice dish again, and we would happily enjoy it with fried spring rolls (nem), pickles (đồ chua), poached chicken with lime leaves (gà luộc lá chanh) and many more delicacies.
Xôi vò (Viet sticky rice coated in mung bean) is not an easy dish to make. The final product requires each grain to be separated and coated nicely with mashed dried mung bean. My grandmother often makes it with chicken fat, making it extra tasty! 
(I am trying to get back to work even though my mind is in Vietnam, thinking of Tết! I hope those who celebrate it will have extra fun time with their families, since it is the most important thing, really.)

On another note, I have been featured in an article on Vietnamnet, one of the most popular Viet language news portal :). The post talked about the Hanoi cafe I took, and also my life as an expat in Australia. If you can understand Vietnamese, read it here! Thank you!

White Chocolate and Lemon Curd Truffles

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Lemon curd and white chocolate truffles

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Happy New Year!

Kid-friendly recipes

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