For the traditionalist, white spelt flour in this recipe is foreign but for me, transforms the iconic bánh tiêu into a lighter and fluffier pocket of pastry. If the subtle flavours in Chinese donuts or red bean sesame balls suit your palate, fry up some bánh tiêu and do yourself a favour for flavour!
For me, the point of difference with spanner crab meat is its degree of sweetness in relation to its texture. This triggered a light bulb moment for me one day that became Bánh Canh Cua Huỳnh Đế - Spanner crab tapioca noodle soup.
Home-made chicken stock is a great substitute for water in cooking (just don't boil your pasta or vegetables in it!) Not all cooking elements require time and effort, and this method is passive cooking at its finest.
Moreton Bay bugs are truly a hidden gem in Australia's crown. A promising crowd pleaser at any house party, these spring rolls are guaranteed to be the talk of your event. So don't wait, try it for yourself and do your friends a favour for flavour!