About

About

Welcome to my blog! I am a writer, photographer, food/ prop stylist and film maker. You can find recipes, photos, blog posts, films and videos here.

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Supper Club

Supper Club

The supper club is held in my home in London Fields, Hackney. It is like a dinner party in the tradition of a Vietnamese feast with homemade Vietnamese food.

Classes

Classes

Vietnamese food is about the balance of flavours, of sweet, salty and sour – there is no measuring device that can ever match your own taste buds.

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Carousel Presents Uyen Luu

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I’ve never worked in a restaurant before, never mind being a chef in one. But I thought I would follow a bit of my friend Melissa Hemsley‘s way in 2015: “FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANY WAY!” Its about time I stop hiding out in my East London home kitchen. Because of Melissa’s recommendation to Carousel, (who are a permanent residence in Marylebone – they have new chef residence for short periods of time), I decided to face a whole week of cheffing. I am slightly terrified even though I know I am going to really enjoy it.

When I watch Masterchef, I just think, I can never do that and I don’t want to be anything I am not which is “cheffy” cooking via sous vide or with nitrogen and weird gadgets. I just want to cook, the way my mum cooks, the way my grandmother cooked – with fire and water.

 

So here goes:

Chicken Stock Congee with Chopped Chicken, Dill, Sprout Top and Pork Floss

Summer Rolls with King Prawns, Green Mango, Perilla, Cockscomb, Coriander and Mint with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce
Seared Tuna on Watercress and French Bean Salad, Butter and Pistachio Fish Sauce Dressing and Crushed Salty Chips with Wasabi Mayo
Pigs Trotter and Lemongrass Noodle Soup with Beef, Lemongrass, Banana Blossom, Morning Glory and Vietnamese Ham
Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream Cake with Pandan Chiffon Cake layers, Lime Curd, Chocolate, Shavings, Avocado Custard, Crushed Meringue and Star Fruit
Please book with Carousel here
Here are some photos of my menu testing – hope you can make it. Do say hi to me in the kitchen xxx
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  • shuhan90

    Menu looks a killer! And that quote is brilliant I’m gonna use it. Will be there. x

  • I’ve booked! I’ve booked! Can I have extra Bun Bo Hue? I freaking love Bun Bo Hue! x

    ps could you please tell us what the Vietnamese names of the dishes are as well? On this blogpost, if they can’t do it for you on the menu 🙂