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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Food Styling & Photograhy

My Photography Work

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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Pleasure In Every Sense: My Mum’s Bánh Mì

Banh Mi Three Types

I will never forget my grandmother cooking every morning and serving steaming hot noodle soup to passers by and regulars at her open house street food stall. I often get glimpses into her children’s memories (my aunts and uncles) of war, poverty, escapism, love and resilience but most of all, the surrender to good food. She loved my mother, her daughter in law because they had in common the desire and hankering for deliciousness.

In times of need, my mother then opened a little bánh mì stall outside our Saigon house in the early 80s, just before we refuged in England. Today, when she can get hold of these amazing soft, yet crispy and crunchy baguettes, we have them filled with barbecued pork, or Vietnamese sausages or shallot omelette stuffed with coriander, cucumber and pickled carrots and mooli; sprinkled with those dangerously fiery bird eye chillies. Heaven in a bite. Heaven in a length of a baguette. Pleasure in every sense.

You can buy these baguettes and fill them up yourself from The Spence Bakery

161 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UH 020 7249 4927

If you need recipes, they are in my book – My Vietnamese Kitchen

If you wish to order a whole bunch of these, you can email me uyenATuyenluuDOTcom, my mum would love to make them!