Monthly Archive: February 2013

Valentine's Day Cookies 1 0

Valentine’s Day Cookies

I am not writing a lot today because I have a date with my lovely wife in an hour. But I will leave you with a recipe of a cookie she made for Valentines. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you enjoy the day with your loved ones.  Now what...

Toto's Pizza Metre Long Pizza (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2 18

Toto’s Pizza Metre Long Pizza (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

When I first saw this pizza my eyes literally dropped to the floor, it was my ex-colleague who introduced this to me when he ordered one for lunch before.  At first I had a hard time imagining how really big is a one metre pizza until it was delivered, my...

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka 11

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka or Crispy Beef Ribs is type of Filipino pulutan (beer match), it is made out of twice cooked beef ribs first boiled in an adobo sauce then deep fried. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even with rice, nice and easy dish which is...

Beef Kofta 29

Beef Kofta

Kofta is a type of Middle Eastern meatball which typically consists of minced meat such as beef, mutton and lamb plus an array of spices and herbs. It can be grilled, fried, baked or poached. A very old dish which dates back to 525 BC when the Persians invaded Egypt...

Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup (Bun Moc) 0

Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup (Bun Moc)

Bun moc is a Vietnamese vermicelli noodle soup made from a pork and shiitake mushroom flavoured stock. Usually this noodle soup dish is garnished with meats like thinly sliced pork tenderloin, pork paste balls and a type of pork sausage called cha lua which is made out of pork paste...

Shrimp Salad with Soy and Citrus Vinaigrette 14

Shrimp Salad with Soy and Citrus Vinaigrette

Last October I saw this salad posted by a blogger friend Geni and the minute I saw that lovely photo and recipe I told myself this will definitely be on my to do list as it looks so good and I have to try it. Today was that day and...

Erawan Thai (Auckland, New Zealand) 2 0

Erawan Thai (Auckland, New Zealand)

Last Christmas this is where we held our company’s business support services Christmas party and one thing I must tell you, true to most Thai restaurants I tried in Auckland the food is amazing but will I go back here again?  Well let’s see. Erawan Thai is located in Herne...

Crispy Pata 3 27

Crispy Pata

Crispy pata is one of the all-time Filipino favourite dishes usually is served in special occasions; it has a similar reputation as a lamb leg roast or Thanksgiving turkey in the Western World. It’s a simple recipe of twice cooked pork leg (“pata” in Tagalog) served vinegar and soy sauce...

Sal's Authentic New York Pizza (North Shore, New Zealand) 1 6

Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza (North Shore, New Zealand)

Sal’s I guess has the best tasting pepperoni pizza for a fast food chain here in New Zealand, though I am not sure if they are categorized as fast food I regard them as one because I you just need a slice you can grab a hot one in matter...

Chermoula Grilled Chicken served on Pita Bread 1 21

Chermoula Grilled Chicken served on Pita Bread

Chermoula for those who haven’t tried or heard of it is a popular North African marinade which is usually used to flavour seafood and meats; it is a good replacement for those who do not like hot marinades but want to enjoy the robust flavours of North African Spices. Usually...