Monthly Archive: January 2013

Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs 16

Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs

Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs are twice deep fried marinated pork ribs, I am not sure where this dish originated but I had tried it in several Chinese restaurants here in New Zealand. It can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish but this crispy delight is...

Tzatziki 18

Tzatziki

Tzatziki or tzadziki is a type of Greek and Turkish meze or appetizer usually used for souvlaki and gyros; it can also be used as a dip for breads, potato chips and pita. This dish is made out of strained yoghurt mixed with grated cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, mint...

Gyoza 28

Gyoza

Gyoza is a popular Japanese dumpling made out of chopped cabbage, minced meat and seasonings wrapped in a very thin dumpling sheet. Usually cooked by boiling, steaming, pan frying, or deep frying but the most popular one a combination steaming and pan frying. This little wonder originated in China from...

Patatim 14

Patatim

Patatim is a Filipino-Chinese dish which is made out of slowly braised pork leg cooked similar to Paksiw but without the vinegar. This dish is very popular in Authentic Chinese food establishments in the Philippines such as the restaurants and even hawker stalls in Binondo. Traditionally it is cooked with...

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup 0

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

When I was in Hong Kong or even Malaysia I already saw this soup but never tried it, I was always intrigued on how did the lotus rot tasted primarily because of its eccentric looks. Then few years after I came here in New Zealand and finally tried it, if...

Devilled Chicken and Mangoes 0

Devilled Chicken and Mangoes

Devilled means “to coat or stuff with a spicy paste” that’s why this dish is coated with cayenne pepper, mustard and paprika. The process of devilling originated in England during the Victorian era where they try to give life to leftover dishes. They do this by reheating the leftover meats...

Nihari 0

Nihari

Nihari is a popular meat stew in Pakistan, Bangladesh and parts of India. It is made out of beef shanks (sometimes chicken and vegetables) slowly simmered in an array of spices. Traditionally nihari is cooked overnight and sometimes it is even buried underground while it cooked which makes the meat...

Pinoy Barbecue 62

Pinoy Barbecue

Barbecue is well-loved outdoor dish all over the world and each country have different styles and methods where meat is marinated, basted or rubbed with a special sauce and cooked either by the use of smoke, charcoal, open flame, gas or even electricity. This cooking style originated hundreds of years...

Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich 0

Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich

This morning this was my breakfast and while I was doing it I suddenly realized this sandwich looks good for a simple egg sandwich and deserves a photo opportunity, don’t you agree? Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich is one of the popular picnic items or baon (lunch box) meals in the Philippines;...

Embutido 18

Embutido

Embutido is a generic term used for a type of sausage found in Spain, Portugal, Philippines, and several South American countries. Usually embutidos are similar to other European sausages where it made out of minced meat mixed with other spices and ingredients and wrapped in pig’s intestines. Philippine embutido is...