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Lunar new year exclusive: Step by step guide to making banh chung (Vietnamese square...

Tomorrow marks the first day of the new year in the lunar calender. Happy Chinese new year / Tết! As a newly married couple, it's the first year Zen and I will have to give...
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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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New Year’s Day at Nan Tien Temple Vegetarian Food Fair

Happy new year! Thank you all JENIUS readers for your friendship, support, emails & comments, and for making 2010 a fabulous year! I spent this morning with the boy and his mother at the tranquil...

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...
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Dong Ba, Bankstown

Viet food is probably one of my favourite cuisines. It tastes of home... I love the herbs, the spices, all the greens and just the simplicity of its flavours. My parents always rant about how a bowl of Pho Dac Biet (beef noodle soup) or Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup) can be bought for just 50 cents in Vietnam. They used to wake up to its aromas...

The best of Sydney, according to Time Out

I'm a big fan of Time Out. I would never visit a city without first consulting the local Time Out guide. Time Out Sydney's Food Awards 09 winners were announced this week, so let's see...
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Saigon Bay, Darlinghurst

Inner-city Vietnamese restaurants have long been satisfying the appetites of those who crave the fresh flavours of Vietnam but don't necessarily want to drive an hour South-West of Sydney to the likes of Bankstown...
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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...

So 9 on Danks Street

The new Vietnamese restaurant on Danks Street is a fresh take on Vietnamese food in Sydney. The warehouse conversion, stylish fittings by Melbourne design company BrandWorks and airy space gives a modern Australian spin...

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