Vietnamese Salad with Kohlrabi (or Mock Green Papaya Salad)

Raw kohlrabi sticks have been my favourite healthy snack since early childhood. As an adult I tasted cooked kolhrabi and it was so awful, losing its refreshing crunchiness and delicate flavours, I was completely put off trying to incorporate it into any dish, even cold. When I saw Shu Han (from Mummy I can cook) make Thai salad with kolhrabi…Continue Reading “Vietnamese Salad with Kohlrabi (or Mock Green Papaya Salad)”

Spring Rolls with Asparagus and Chicken

I hope you are not bored with my asparagus posts yet because… here is my most recent discovery! I have already tested – and with no regrets – asparagus as a filling in  maki sushi, then in filo rolls… now the time has come for spring rolls! Asparagus, the spring vegetable par excellence, thoroughly justifies the name of these…Continue Reading “Spring Rolls with Asparagus and Chicken”

Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad

This salad has become my obsession and addiction of recent weeks. Maybe it is due to the green papaya which I have tasted here for the first time or maybe it’s the unusual, perfectly balanced hot, sour and sweet dressing… The truth is that after five or six meals in recent two weeks, instead of getting bored,…Continue Reading “Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad”

Spring Rolls with Soba Noodles and Cucumber

Still in a joyful mood as a recent Charles’s guest blogger, here I am, travelling far across the ocean, straight to MJ’s Kitchen. Fascinated by MJ’s Southern cuisine, so exotic and different from mine, and impressed by her meticulous approach to every single recipe and ingredient, I am very proud to guest post for her today…Continue Reading “Spring Rolls with Soba Noodles and Cucumber”

Spring Rolls with Surimi Crab Sticks, Avocado and Lettuce

Despised by many people, surimi crab sticks (or imitation crab sticks) are one of the rare processed products I regularly buy. They are the lightest snack I can imagine, have a long shelf – or rather fridge – life, they are easy and quick to use in salads, maki sushi and are quite enjoyable if…Continue Reading “Spring Rolls with Surimi Crab Sticks, Avocado and Lettuce”

Spring Rolls with Leftover Roast, Carrot and Mint

What do you do with leftover roast? For many years I used to put it into salads, sandwiches or stir-fries and then one day I simply wrapped them in rice paper with some vegetables and glass noodles, making very unorthodox version of spring rolls. Since then this is the first thing I think about when…Continue Reading “Spring Rolls with Leftover Roast, Carrot and Mint”