Monthly Archive: January 2013

Baked Aubergine and Chickpeas 2 0

Baked Aubergine and Chickpeas

When there’s a magazine lying around in any waiting lounges the first one I would pick would be something related to food (car magazines go next) and I usually try to remember recipes I like and cook it at home the earliest available time. Like this Baked Aubergine and Chickpeas...

Bukayo 20

Bukayo

Bukayo is a sweet Filipino dessert / snack that originated from Lingayen, it is made by simmering coconut strips in a mixture of coconut water and sugar until liquid is heavily reduced, mixture is then formed into balls or flat circles and left to harden to a chewy consistency. I...

Bobotie 0

Bobotie

Bobotie or bobotjie is a South African dish made out of minced meat such as lamb, pork or beef mixed with different herbs and spices, dried fruits and an egg topping. For me the best way to describe is it a spicy curry flavoured meatloaf with savoury custard topping. This...

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand) 1 7

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand)

I’ve been itching to make a review for this Japanese restaurant in Auckland but whenever we dine there I just don’t have a proper camera with me. But today I’ve decided to do it after having a really nice meal even if I don’t have my DSLR with me. So...

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps 1 0

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

If you go to Chinese restaurants a lot then you could relate to this dish as it is inspired by one of them, the lettuce wraps commonly served on two or three course duck meal. Instead of using duck we go all vegetables in this recipe but that does not...

Nanaimo Bars 0

Nanaimo Bars

One of my closest friend is a Canadian and every time we talk about food I always ask him if there are any Canadian specialty that I can make, it’s quite hard for him to choose might be because Canada is like New Zealand where we don’t have intricate traditional...

Creamy Tomato Chicken and Courgettes Fusilli 15

Creamy Tomato Chicken and Courgettes Fusilli

This is one of my many free style recipes and like most of my free style I discovered it by just combining any ingredients that are available to me during that time and following no recipes at all, since then it became a normal fare on our family menu and...

Escalivada 2 0

Escalivada

Escalivada is a Spanish dish that is made out of grilled and peeled vegetables such as eggplants, red capsicums, tomatoes and onions seasoned with olive oil and salt. It came from the Spanish word “Escalivar” which means “to cook in hot ashes” which is the common method in preparing this...

Honey Walnut Prawns 0

Honey Walnut Prawns

Honey Walnut Prawns or Honey Walnut Shrimps is a Chinese-American dish that is made out of deep fried lightly breaded prawns with candied walnuts served in a creamy style mayonnaise sauce. Usually seen in Chinese restaurants menus as one of the most expensive seafood options due to its ingredients and...

Nanban Chicken 15

Nanban Chicken

Nanban Chicken is a type of yoshoku (Japanese-style Western food) made out of lightly seasoned fried chicken doused in a sweet, sour, salty and spicy sauce called Nanban sauce. It is then served with a generous amount of tartare sauce made out of mayonnaise, eggs and cucumber. The word Nanban uses...