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Guide to Yumcha in Cabramatta (Sydney’s Best Yumcha Part 2)

What's better than yumcha? Yumcha with cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk). Which leads us to Cabramatta and the second part of our series on Sydney's Best Yumcha (read Part...

Eating Challenges in Sydney

From the beginning of time, man has been finding innovative ways to overcome challenges. We have seen some amazing things - feats of extreme athleticism, extraordinary acts of human will - and more recently,...
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Nem chua – Vietnamese fermented pork rolls

My mother was making nem chua (pronounced: nem joo) last week so I quickly took the opportunity to document the process of making this much loved snack. For those who aren't familiar with nem chua,...
Kem-Chuoi-(Vietnamese-banana-ice-cream)

Kem Chuoi (Vietnamese banana ice-cream)

I had the most unusual craving the other night for my mother's homemade banana ice-cream. Reminiscing about my childhood, my mouth started salivating when I came across a particular flashback. It must've been at least...
Cheese filled crispy chicken breast from 3Q Chicken

Asian Street Food in Sydney

Nature schmature. While most people might travel to Asia to see the amazing scenery and temples, we all actually know that the action is in the food. The street food. But if you don't...
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Something for the barbie: A killer chicken wing marinade

With Australia Day coming up and the end of summer approaching, I thought I would share my special chicken wing marinade recipe which is always a winner at BBQs. I'm already dreading the upcoming...

Ganh Hang Tinh Thuong: Vovicare Charity Lunch, An Annual All-You-Can-Eat Vietnamese Fare

Whenever someone asks me where they can get the best Vietnamese food in Sydney, I never hesitate to send them to Cabramatta, Sydney's Little Vietnam. However, every year around March/April, there's a pop-up Ganh...
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Chinese New Year 2010 and our suckling pig

Childhood memories of Chinese New Year have always featured elaborate homemade banquets on the eve of the New Year followed by a day witnessing the roaring of firecrackers and drums as the lion dance...
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Coconut and pandan waffles

Vietnamese-style coconut and pandan waffles I grew up on these waffles. I remember sitting on the kitchen bench on many after school afternoons, eagerly waiting for my parents to pour batches of batter onto our...

Grand Duk, Sydney CBD

The Sydney CBD café scene is evolving with a constantly growing list of trendy new cafes for business meetings, lunches or after work drinks. The new look Grand Duk is one such venue, the brainchild...

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