LOVE HEART SHAPED SPRING ONION GARNISH

Edible Love heart shaped spring onion garnish. Having a beautiful garnish can lift the look of your dish from simple to down right mouth watering. I find using simple little tricks and changing the shapes of a garnish you already use can really make the food on the plate pop. Just like this love heart […]

Vietnamese Vegan Scrambled Eggs and Bitter Melon

Vietnamese Vegan Scrambled Eggs and Bitter Melon     I know what you are all thinking and want to ask me. Saba what’s going on, a Vegan dish??      Don’t hit the panic button just yet.  I’m not turning Vegan, not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just not for me. A […]

Saba Eats Ho Chi Minh City. Part 2

Vietnam! Saba Eats Ho Chi Minh City   Part Two WOW its been a few months now from my last Saba Eats Ho Chi Minh City post. Sorry guys, I’ve been super busy with a few projects and have let the blog slip a bit.  I promise to get back on horse and start posting […]

PORK ON PORK! VIETNAMESE BBQ PORK CHOPS

VIETNAMESE BBQ PORK CHOPS   In todays post I’m not really focusing on the food. What I hear you say. That’s right. I said it. I’m not focusing on the food. I’m going to focus on the BBQ I cooked it on. For thoese who know or follow me. You know that I have a […]

Vietnamese Pickled Garlic Chives & Bean Shoots

Now you all know I’m a huge fan of anything pickled. The zesty zing they add to a dish can change a boring meal into something special. In this recipe we are going to make pickled garlic chive and bean shoots. It’s super easy to make and will be ready to eat in just about […]

SPICY VEGAN OKARA SEASONING POWDER

I often make soy milk at home, it’s cheap and easy to do and only needs 2 ingredients to do. Soy beans and water. Yep that’s it. However making soy milk produces a lot of byproduct or waist. One thing I’m not a big fan of is wasting food.  The byproduct I speak of here […]

Home Made Soy Milk From Scratch

HOME MADE FROM SRATCH When I came to Australia some 40 odd years ago. My family ended up in a little rural Victorian town. It was a little farming community with a rich history in dairy.  A very different setting to the modern-day Melbourne in which I live today. I have very fond memories of […]

Game Day Prawn Platter

I’m a big fan of sports, more so watching then playing it hihi. Of late I’ve been spoiled for choice. World Cup soccer, Wimbledon tennis, golf, football, motorsports. You name it and I’ll watch it. So in today’s post I thought I would show you 3 really simple game day snacks you can prepare in […]

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Marinade

For 1Kg of meat   THE SHOPPING LIST 4 Lemongrass stem, white part only, smashed and roughly chopped  (80g)  1  Large brown onion, roughly chopped 5 Cloves of garlic, minced  1 tablespoon of ground chilli paste  (or 2 fresh chillies minced)  ½ tablespoon of fish sauce  ½ tablespoon of Soy sauce 1 tablespoon of Oyster sauce 1 […]

Spring Onion & Chilli Pancakes (Scallion Pancakes)

Spring Onion & Chilli Pancakes   You know what I really love, its spring onions.  I also love pancakes. So naturally I love spring onion pancakes!! oh for those of you that don’t live down under or are not sure what a spring onion is. You might call it a green onion or a scallion.  A spring onion […]

The Rice Dish! Crispy Rice Balls

Ok, how about we make some rice balls?   What rice balls?  We have all seen boring rice balls before. I hear you say….. Don’t worry, these little bad boys are going to be super crispy on the outside and soft in the middle and explode with Thai red curry flavour goodness!       For […]

Cheesy Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t like a oozy cheesy meal, and who doesn’t like chicken wings right? I for one love both! The  AFL football season has just started here. So in celebration I’m going show you how to make a yummy cheesy game day snack. It’s a little spicy, very delicious and very cheesy! It’s so easy to make and […]

Edible Chilli Flower Blossom Garnish

Edible Chilli Flower Blossom Garnish   Having a beautiful garnish can lift the look of your dish from simple to down right mouth watering. I find using colourful and unique shapes can really make the food on the plate pop. And having an edible garnish such as a chilli flower blossom ticks all the right boxes. As this […]

District 3429

I visit District 3429   So this week I was out in Sunbury, a township 40km North West of Melbourne. Whilst I was there I dropped in to check out District 3429 a modern Vietnamese restaurant. I was lucky enough to be granted all access to the entire restaurant and got to see everything from […]

The Broken Lion!

 My Cơm Tấm Burger   So in this post today I’m not sharing a recipe with you. Sorry about that.  I just want to share with you one of my cooking stories. I hope it can inspire you to have fun and be creative in the kitchen. Cooking is an essential part of life. We cook […]

Guest Blogging For The Lion! Lion Brand Rice

Lion Brand Rice So this website is only a few weeks old now and I’m super happy how its coming along.  When I started conceiving and building the website, I actually didn’t even know what a blog was. I didn’t even know where to start to create a website. I’m not even that computer literate. All I […]

Pork Chop on Broken Rice with a Sunny Side Up Egg!

  The Story of Pork Chop on Broken Rice with a Sunny Side Up Egg!   You know I’ve been told that every dish has a story to tell. Here is the story of my dish and I hope it brings a smile to your face. Did you ever hear the tail about the pig and the […]

Vietnamese Pickled Carrot and Daikon, đồ chua

đồ chua Vietnamese Pickled Carrot and Daikon I love anything pickled, the zesty zing they add to a dish can change a boring meal into something special. In this recipe we are going to make pickled carrot and daikon. Or đồ chua as its now in Vietnamese. These pickles are best known for being used […]

Chinese Sausage, lap cheong, lạp xưởng , What is it?

lạp xưởng lạp xưởng is a Chinese style sausage, known as lap cheong, lap chong in China. Chinese Sausage is generally made from pork but flavour and ingredients will vary from region to region and country to country.  In  Vietnamese we call Chinese sausage lạp xưởng and it is mostly made from pork which is marinated and sundried. It’s […]