This recipe is inspired by an absolutely magnificent creation I have had twice from Chau Veggiexpress. It's a vegetarian – almost entirely vegan – restaurant on Victoria Drive that has a menu with a Vietnamese lean. All their savory menu items are incredible: mainly nourishing, steamy rice noodle bowls packed with fresh herbs, vegetables, sauces and served with deliciously salty broths. I have never been disappointed. In fact I've always been delightfully surprised by the aromatics, textures, flavours and colours of my meals at Chau.