Food File: Bun Moc

Bun moc (bún mọc) is one of the lesser-known Vietnamese noodle soups. And like a lot of lesser-known dishes, I had never even heard of it until Darling Man.

1 year ago

The First Day At School

Today was Miss M’s first day at school – a proper “big” school with a primary section for kids aged up to 11. If we lived in Australia in.

1 year ago

Ghost Month in Vietnam

It’s Ghost Month in Vietnam and that means people are making offerings to any ghosts who may be floating about, including those of dead ancestors who may have popped.

1 year ago

Quick Guide To Central Vietnamese Cuisine

Central Vietnamese cuisine is usually defined by Hue Imperial food and a few popular dishes from the pretty World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An. But there’s so much more.

1 year ago

Food File: Bot Chien (Vietnamese Carrot Cake)

Bot chien (or bột chiên with the appropriate tone markers) is usually translated as “fried flour” but it is more like Singapore’s carrot cake or Southern China’s turnip or.

1 year ago

On The Move … But Not Traveling

We’ve moved! But I can’t think of anything less like traveling than packing up all our household items and transporting them two kilometres down the road. In some ways,.

1 year ago

Food File: Ca Ri Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Curry)

Vietnamese chicken curry (cà ri gà) is amazing for so many reasons apart from just the fabulous taste. As you’ve probably already worked out, I think Vietnamese cuisine the.

1 year ago

Pregnant in Vietnam … Again

I’ve had a few weeks to process this information so I’m probably slightly less surprised than you. But there it is. I’m pregnant. And it seems I was one.

1 year ago