Monthly Archive: January 2012

Meatloaf 22

Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a dish made out of ground meat and sometimes vegetables flavoured with spices and shaped into a loaf then is either baked or smoked, it is then served with a type of sweet relish or sauce. Meatloaf have been around as early as 5th century during the Roman...

Grilled Steak and Greek Salad 0

Grilled Steak and Greek Salad

This is what’s nice with summer you can enjoy fresh grilled dishes like this matched with a light summer salad and some very cold apple cider, after days of raining here in Auckland at last the sun is out and everybody is firing up their barbecues and enjoy the company...

Pinakbet 2 30

Pinakbet

Pinakbet or pakbet is a popular vegetable dish in the Philippines which originated in Ilocos Region, the word pinakbet is derived from the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shrivelled”. It is cooked with a different variety of vegetables such as bitter melon, string beans, eggplants, okra, tomatoes, lima beans,...

Beef Bamia 17

Beef Bamia

Bamia or Margat Bamia is an Iraqi stew made out of lamb or beef cubes, okra and tomato. This post is courtesy of my other half after knowing this dish from one of her colleagues; this is also the first time I will be posting an Iraqi dish as we...

Mushroom and Mozzarella Tortellini 0

Mushroom and Mozzarella Tortellini

Tortellini are a type of stuffed pasta typically filled with meat and cheese, they look like small Asian dumplings. Making one is nearly similar as the Asian counterpart but bit trickier due to its small size, that is why the fresh packed version is becoming popular compared to making them...

Apple Caramel Cinnamon Roll 29

Apple Caramel Cinnamon Roll

A while back I made some Cinnamon Rolls and it was a big hit so it was requested again and again but now I will be trying a different version using apples and caramel as its main ingredients, I got this idea when one of my colleagues brought some baked...

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KBL Kadios, Baboy at Langka

KBL or Kadyos, Baboy at Langka like the name suggest is a soup dish made out of Kadyos (Pigeon Peas), Baboy (Pork preferably pork leg) and Langka (Jackfruit), similar to sinigang  this dish is sour due to the flavours of Batwan fruit used (I don’t know what’s the English name for...

Japchae 29

Japchae

Japchae, jabchae or chapchae is a Korean noodle dish made out of dangmyeon (sweet potato starch noodles) cooked with vegetables (carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms) and meat which is served hot or cold. The name japchae in English means “mixed vegetables”. A dish popular in Korea, severed usually as a...

Thai Style Stir Fried Beef 15

Thai Style Stir Fried Beef

With Thai food I guess you won’t be wrong as most of them taste really good, I might be a bit biased here as I like Asian as well as spicy dishes but who does not. I guess another reason for me loving their dishes is that most of their...

Butter Oat Prawns 23

Butter Oat Prawns

When I first saw this dish in Malaysia I think it’s kind of weird as I haven’t seen oatmeal mixed in a savoury stir fried dish, but given it’s a seafood dish I should definitely have no hesitation as I am a sucker for seafood. Butter oat prawns is a...