Kashew Cheese: Why You Should Be Eating This

For any vegans living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I’d like to introduce you to my favourite vegan product here, the amazing Kashew Cheese. Kashew Cheese is a plant-based artisan cheese made from Vietnamese cashew nuts. Combining traditional cheesemaking methods with bold new flavors. – Kashew Cheese Not Just for Vegans! I will start…

Work With Me

Following my recent move to Ho Chi Minh City I have decided to expand on my freelance chef work. This includes consultancy work for businesses/projects looking to build or expand their vegan food offerings, dish development, staff training, cooking lessons, supper clubs and private dining events. I have already had the opportunity to work with…

Vietnamese Style Vegan Kimchi

I have a slight obsession with kimchi nowadays (OK, it’s a full-on love affair), but the idea of eating fermented cabbage didn’t always hold the same appeal! It was during my vegan diploma at Demuths Cookery School that I changed my mind; it was one of the first things that we made on the course and…

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh City. During my stay I got to see a lot of the city and ate a lot of tasty vegan food! It is a charming city with very friendly people. I barely even touched the sides when it came to the massive pool of…

Our First Week in Dishes

The Ziemia test kitchen is now officially open! We spent a few days creating dishes, learning traditional vietnamese dishes, and playing around with fusion Banh Mi’s (a traditional vietnamese sandwich). We even tested our Banh Mi’s on the public and they went down a treat! I started by creating a vietnamese style kimchi. I love…

Phu Quoc Market Research

Ziemia, our new vegan restaurant project in Phu Quoc, is starting to become more of a reality. The build will begin in a few weeks and should take 2-3 months to complete. In the time being we, Ziemia’s ‘Earth Tribe’, will be testing recipes in our kiosk and taking the food out to sell in…

El Nomadic Chef’s #11Questions Podcast

Jack (aka El Nomadic Chef) interviewed me for his first ever #11Questions Podcast today. The idea… “Everybody has unique ideas and can inspire the next, so I have created this space for everyday people’s voices to be heard! #11Questions is an interview format to trigger spontaneous conversation, as this I believe is where the magic…