Sea-crab Spring Rolls

INGREDIENTS 1 boiled sea-crab, tender white meat 100g prawns, diced to the size of pomegranate seeds 150g minced pork 10 dried mushrooms, soaked 2-3 soaked fungus 150g cassava 150g carrots 2 egg yolks 30g...

In the Kitchen with Chef Donald Duong

By Ngoc Sii Award-winning chef Donald Duong has an Asian-European culinary fusion style that is captivating and unique. Combining freshness and delectability, each dish embodies his whole-hearted devotion. Tuna mango salad roll is one of his...

In the Kitchen with Chef Donald Duong

By Ngoc Sii In a cooking session with Chef Donald Duong, I was fortunate to witness the making of salmon tataki with mango salsa, a signature, award-winning dish. Chef Don uses local, seasonal ingredients, combined with...

A Beautiful Banana Cake

Co Ba of Quang Nam Home Kitchen, Top 3 Master Chef Vietnam This cake was inspired by foreigners in the French colonial era when a baker came up with her own secret recipe for this...

A Mekong Delta Delight: CARAMELIZED FISH SAUCE

Every resident of the Mekong Delta must have tried homegrown vegetables dipped in caramelized fish sauce (kho quet). Back in the day, the dish was simply fish sauce stewed with pork scraps, chilli and some...

Grilled Prawns With Gac Salt

Co Ba of Quang Nam Home Kitchen, Top 3 Masterchef, Vietnam My childhood was spent on an alluvial-rich, fish-abundant river. I still remember when the tide was high, my sister and I cast a net and...
Easter Evolution

Easter Evolution

When I was a child, Easter was celebrated with new head gear and chocolate eggs.  On Easter Sunday morning, breakfast was scrambled eggs and warm, buttery hot-cross buns. If a breeze came us as...

Cu Lao Hotpot

Cu Lao is a must-have dish at every wedding in the South-Western part of Vietnam. It is customary for the bridgegroom’s family to offer the bride’s family  a 100-kilogram pig and money to buy...

The Canadian-Irish Connection

March 17th was a special day in our home when I was growing up in Toronto. Since my granddad was from Belfast, my mother always made sure to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish...

Head cheese ( Brawn)

Giò Thủ is one of the traditional snacks made around Tết, especially in northern Vietnam, to celebrate the New Year. Ingredients : 500g pig ear (1 piece) 300g pork tongue (1/2 piece) 400g pig...