Aug 5: Pork Larb and Vietnamese Salad Wrap; Meat Pie with “Aussie” Salad


For lunch we reheated the remaining serve(s) of pork larb and combined it with the last bit of the Vietnamese salad in a wrap. It was pretty good.

  • The pork larb was $2.54 per serve
  • The Vietnamese salad was 70c per full serve, or 35c per wrap
  • The wraps are $3.99 for six or 67c each.

Lunch freed up a lot of space in the fridge and cost $3.56 per serve.


Another meal celebrating our cultural heritage: meat pies and an Australian style salad! The meat pies came from Bronzed Aussie¬†and are among the best meat pies we’ve ever eaten. Certainly we could not find their equal in Australia last year!

We paired the reheated frozen meat pies with an Australian influenced salad, with a caramelized onion cheddar cubed into the salad, cherry tomatoes, – although to be authentic it should have been quarters of tasteless tomato – pickled beetroot, and iceberg lettuce.

  • At $9.90 each the pies are not cheap but they have a near perfect crust, and a tasty chunky beef stew filling
  • The cheddar was $4.41 or $1.47 per serve as we had three at dinner
  • The beets in vinaigrette were $1.69 and we used about 1/3 or 28c per serve
  • The lettuce was 99c and we used about half tonight, or 17c per serve.
  • Tomatoes were $2.99 and we used about half, or 50c per serve.

Dinner tonight was a perfect reminder of Australia, and because of the quality of ingredients, a really tasty meal, even if it was a slightly indulgent $12.32 per serve.

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