April 2012

Lean Pork and Century Egg Congee

Lean Pork and Century Egg Congee

Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in Asian countries, it has a lot of variations across the region where different meats, eggs and vegetables are added but one ingredient always remain which is rice. A dish that can be consumed as a breakfast item, supper or even as...

Yakiniku Don

Yakiniku Don

Yakiniku don a dish popularized by the fast food chain Yoshinoya, it is made out of pan grilled beef served in a sauce made out soy sauce mixed with sake, mirin, sugar, garlic, fruit juice and sesame oil served with vegetables topped in a bowl of rice.    Yakiniku don a...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Its Anzac Day today a national day in Australia and New Zealand commemorated every 25th of April in remembrance and honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.  In this remembrance we will be making some...

Sticky Garlic Chicken Wings

Sticky Garlic Chicken Wings

My daughter have several favourite dishes that she always asks me to do when I start making my weekly menu and shopping list, dishes like calamares, sopas, sinigang, tortang talong and this one the Sticky Garlic Chicken wings will always be requested, though she is not fuzzy with other dishes...

Beef and Bacon Casserole

Beef and Bacon Casserole

You can cook a beef casserole in many ways but nothing beats a simple classic such as beef and bacon casserole, I guess you can’t go wrong on this one. Several months ago we dined in a buffet restaurant called Fortuna located in Sky City Auckland, I was surprised as...

Pancit Cabagan

Pancit Cabagan

Pancit Cabagan is one hell of a delicious noodle dish that originated from the Isabela province, like any other noodle dishes in the Philippines its roots are of Chinese origin. This dish for me looks like a cross between the Pancit Canton and Pancit Palabok, sometimes it nearly looks similar...

Ube Halaya

Ube Halaya

Ube Halaya is a type of Philippine dessert made out of purple yam mixed with milk, a key ingredient of halo halo but also can be consumed on its own. Anyways for those who haven’t seen a purple yam or does not know what a purple yam is, it is...

Chicken Inasal 3

Chicken Inasal

The Philippines have a lot of ways of grilling their chicken from simple char grilled chicken, lechon manok to the sweet barbecue style you see in restaurants like Aristocrats but during the late 90’s a new way of preparing grilled chicken become popular in Manila and it’s called the Chicken...

Lumpiang Hubad 3

Lumpiang Hubad

Lumpiang Hubad is a Filipino dish of mixed vegetables like cabbage, green beans, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, bamboo sprouts, jicama and small amounts of meat like pork chicken and shrimps. Lumpiang Hubad or “Naked Spring Rolls” is basically vegetable spring rolls without the wrappers. It is usually made out of...

Kare Kare 1

Kare Kare

Kare kare is a popular stew in Philippines that is served on special occasions like Feast Days (fiesta), Birthdays and family gatherings. The dish’s defining ingredient is its peanut sauce which is made out of peanut butter, ground toasted rice and annatto seed extract this is then cooked with variety...