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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!

Vietnamese preserved mustard cabbage (dưa muối). Preserving memories.

Delicious Vietnam # 19

Vietnamese preserved mustard cabbage (dưa muối)

In my last trip to our home in Hanoi, I saw that my parents had been in the habit of making preserved cabbage (dưa muối) every week. They even invested in a special jar, just for that purpose.… Continue Reading …

The vegetables I love {a few of my favourite vegetable dishes}

 Tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella. This is summer on my plate!

Taking photos and writing for this food blog is a difficult process. Inspirations come randomly (almost). I don´t tend to plan things much, so a lot of good cooking often fails to reach this blog.

Often or not, I would finish photographing the ingredients for a particular dish, then go off cooking/baking.… Continue Reading …