Monthly Archive: February 2011

Cheesy Zucchini and Roasted Capsicum Muffin 9

Cheesy Zucchini and Roasted Capsicum Muffin

Last Thursday, I came home and saw these goodies.  I initially thought it was a sweet treat but after having a bite I was surprised it was savoury.  If I knew before hand that it was not sweet I might not try it as I don’t like savoury muffins but...

Chicharon 3 31

Chicharon

Chicharon, one of the best yet deadly snacks in the Philippines. Now why deadly? Because this dish/snack is made out of deep fried pork rinds but sometimes beef, Buffalo or chicken skin can be used, which means its high in cholesterol.  Now why best? Because it tastes so good, it’s...

Char Siu Pork 17

Char Siu Pork

Char siu or char siew is the Chinese Style barbecued pork; those are the red pork meat that hangs in front of some Chinese restaurants.  The word itself is a direct translation of “fork roast” which is the traditional way of cooking the dish where long strips of pork is...

Spicy Squid in Olive Oil and Paprika 7

Spicy Squid in Olive Oil and Paprika

This dish is one of the easy ways to prepare squid and it is only made out 4 key ingredients, Squid, Olive oil, paprika and cayenne pepper.  This is one of the lesser known Spanish tapas. Tapas for those who don’t know it is a wide variety of appetizers and/or...

Mushroom Risotto 9

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto for those who might not know it is a type of an Italian dish made out of rice and cooked in a stock until it reaches a creamy consistency.  The rice used in such dish are the following variants Arborio, Baldo, Carnaroli, Padano, Roma, and Vialone Nano.  Amongst them...

Guinataang Hipon at Kalabasa (Shrimps and Squash in Coconut Cream Sauce) 16

Guinataang Hipon at Kalabasa (Shrimps and Squash in Coconut Cream Sauce)

I guess you have seen variations of these in my site as this Squash and String beans in Coconut Cream sauce is a popular base for different types of meat in the Philippines specially seafood such as Shrimps and Crabs.  Also if you have noticed most of the Philippine dishes...

Pancit Palabok 18

Pancit Palabok

Pancit palabok or pancit luglug is my favourite Filipino noodle dish, I remember when I go to restaurants like Jollibee, Goldilocks or Cafe Via Mare I always order this. This is a very popular dish in Philippines and most of the Filipino themed restaurant definitely will have this on their menu....

Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce 10

Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce

I’ve been posting a lot of meat dishes lately so I guess this is a good time to post something without meat and something a vegetarian would enjoy, so let me present you this dish “Deep Fried Tofu in Chilli Sesame Sauce”.  This dish may be meat free but I...

New York Slice Pizzeria (Brisbane, Australia) 1 9

New York Slice Pizzeria (Brisbane, Australia)

I guess this is one of the hardest things to review, Pizza.  Why? because most of the pizza taste really good and barely you could see crappy ones (at least for me), like me I might have tried one but it might be too long to remember.  Pizza is a...

Chicken and Leek Soup (Cock-a-leekie) 0

Chicken and Leek Soup (Cock-a-leekie)

Chicken and Leek Soup or what is known as Cock-a-leekie is one of the great soups that the Scottish people contributed to the world cuisine.  Traditionally cooked with chicken, prunes, leeks and an array of vegetables. But the modern versions sometimes don’t have the prunes anymore but leek should be...