Monthly Archive: September 2012

Balbacua 14

Balbacua

Filipino cuisine is so huge in every province they have created their own unique cuisines based on local ingredients they have. From the creamy and hot dishes of the Bicol region, the Spanish inspired dishes of the Visayas to the frugal dishes of the Ilocos each have their own character...

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Mango and Apricot Lassi

Lassi is a drink made by blending yoghurt with water and spices, this Indian creation is usually enjoyed cold as a hot weather refreshment consumed after lunch.  There are several types of lassi’s where it can be served either sweet or savoury.  Sweet lassi usually is flavoured with sugar, rosewater...

French Onion Soup 0

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a type of soup made out of caramelized onions in a beef stock base, originally based on a simple Roman onion soup where it was popular dish for poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow.  The modern version though is of French origin...

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Gulaman with Pineapples and Raisins

Gulaman is a type of jelly dessert made out of agar; it is then flavoured with milk, pineapple juice, pineapples and raisins.  It is another popular dessert in the Philippines, mainly because it’s easy to make and it’s very economical. Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance coming from red...

Chicken, Banana, Egg and Honey Curry 0

Chicken, Banana, Egg and Honey Curry

Before I had featured a dish called Chicken, Lychees, Grapes and Pineapple Red Curry and it was something that we had tried in a restaurant called Tip Siam in Takapuna, we so liked their dishes and imitated several recipes at home as they were so delicious and highly recommended. For today we...

Hong Kong Style Fish Fillets in Corn Sauce 21

Hong Kong Style Fish Fillets in Corn Sauce

When I was working in Hong Kong if we are not having yam cha or roast duck for lunch we usually call for order and the typical lunch orders are choices of Beef, Chicken, Pork or Fish Fillet served in either Tomato Sauce Base, Black Pepper Sauce and Corn Sauce...

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Sausage Rolls

Sausage roll is a type of savoury pastry very popular here in New Zealand as well as Australia. Basically it is sausage meat wrapped in puff pastry then baked until golden brown.  Its origin is most probably British but a lot can debate that it might be the Greeks or...

Berry Panna Cotta 2 21

Berry Panna Cotta

Panna cotta means cooked cream in Italian, a dessert made by simmering cream, milk and sugar then mixing it with gelatine and cooled down to set. Usually served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce or fruit coulis this Italian dessert is one of the easiest desserts to make. Originally from...

Blueberry Muffin 19

Blueberry Muffin

Muffins is a type of bread baked in small portions always compared to cupcake but don’t be confused as muffins are slightly larger than cupcakes, its also not as sweet as them and it does not have that decorative frostings or toppings. Muffins are not always sweet and there are...