Taboo Foods in Pregnancy and Beyond

August 1, 2014
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What a long and unexpected hiatus from blogging I’ve had. Let’s call it an extended sabbatical – from work and normal life as I knew it before motherhood. In mid December last year the Co-pilot and I welcomed our little boy, The Master, into our lives and quite frankly it’s been a constant murky sleep […]

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Vietnamese beef fondue, bo nhung dam

July 2, 2010
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The recent long weekend represented a great opportunity to gather friends, head out of Sydney, down to the home of my best friend, L-bean, and feast! And everytime we catch up, we write another chapter in the book on feasting! L-bean is more than just a best friend – she’s a sister to me. She […]

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Vietnamese eating tour – Phu Quoc island bliss

September 29, 2009

Given I’m currently on holiday in South America I thought it was most befitting that I endeavour to finish all the posts from my previous holiday in Vietnam! And as I’ve just bought myself a nifty little notebook it makes blogging whilst on holiday convenient and a good use of the often long travel times. […]

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Vietnamese eating tour – the mighty Mekong

August 11, 2009

Having completed the first phase of our Vietnamese eating tour in Ho Chi Minh, the Co-pilot and I headed off the on dusty and bumpy road to Can Tho, to embark on the second phase of the eating tour: The Mighty Mekong Delta. Having tried and failed to procure some delicious banh mi for the […]

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Vietnamese eating tour – Ho Chi Minh (part 2)

July 13, 2009

The second part of the Ho Chi Minh eating tour sees us setting off for the Binh Tay markets in Chinatown. We decide to set off early and walk there leisurely before the humidity melts us and before we become sticky and irritated. The walk has us navigating the gauntlet of speeding, weaving, beeping motorbikes. […]

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The aroma of Vietnamese weasel coffee

June 26, 2009

From the first time I heard about Indonesian civet cat coffee many years ago, I’ve been inexplicably dumbstruck yet at the same time so very intrigued. For those that aren’t familiar with this peculiar coffee, let me enlighten you.about the er.. production process. Civet cat coffee, known as kopi luwak in Indonesia where it originates […]

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Vietnamese eating tour – Ho Chi Minh (part 1)

June 21, 2009

I’ve finally gotten around to doing this post on Vietnam. Over Easter earlier this year the co-pilot and I went to Southern Vietnam for 10 days. It was my first visit to Vietnam and it was 10 days of solid eating and detailed planning to fit in more than the customary 3 standard meals each […]

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In the mood for Vietnamese…

March 9, 2009

I love Vietnamese food. Love it! During conversations discussing favourite cuisines and the one cuisine that I couldn’t live without it’s always a close tie between Japanese and Vietnamese. Vietnamese usually wins though (as a sneaky answer to that question) as it’s so diverse it covers elements of Chinese, Thai and French – it’s the […]

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I feel like (Red Lantern’s) chicken tonight…

January 12, 2009

I seem to be going through a salad phase as I decided to make Vietnamese chicken and cabbage salad for dinner tonight. My best friend first introduced me to this delicious dish, known as “goi ga“. I remember her ordering it in a small restaurant in Canley Heights and being a little sceptical at first […]

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