March 2013

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns is a spiced sweet bun infused with raisins and chocolate chips marked with a cross on top. Traditionally this type of bread is consumed during Lent which starts from the evening of Mardi Gras (the evening before Ash Wednesday) through Good Friday, while this was...

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad 2

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad is a great summer salad where sweet and refreshing watermelon is mixed perfectly with a salty gooey grilled haloumi cheese dressed with olive oil and basil. One of the best cheeses you will ever taste is Haloumi specially when freshly fried or grilled, the mozzarella like...

Grilled Eggplants in Garlic Oyster Sauce

Grilled Eggplants in Garlic Oyster Sauce

Grilled Eggplants in Garlic Oyster Sauce is one tasty vegetable side dish, its quite easy to make and a perfect pair with grilled meats. When I first saw this Asian eggplant with garlic oyster Sauce at Bams Kitchen I told myself I got to do that one as I am...

Fish Tinola

Fish Tinola

For this post we will be doing a lesser known tinola variation which is Fish Tinola, a very delicate dish by nature but rich flavours can be obtained by using whole fish with heads and bones. Tinola is a popular cooking method in the Philippines where meats like chicken or...

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian

I never knew that there is a fusion cuisine for Chinese and Indian until I tried this vegetable Manchurian, it looks like meatballs but trust me they are made out of chopped vegetables in a hot soy based gravy. I never knew that there is a fusion cuisine for Chinese...

Sans Rival 2

Sans Rival

Sans Rival is a Filipino dessert made of sandwiched French Buttercream in multiple layers of meringue infused with chopped cashews. Sans Rival is a Filipino dessert made of sandwiched French Buttercream in multiple layers of meringue infused with chopped cashews. This is one of the most popular desserts in the...

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken or Ji-pai is a type of Fried Chicken Fillet where it is crispy on the outside and tender juicy on the inside. It is one of the most popular snacks in Taiwan and like in Malaysia it is sold on night markets. I first tried this dish...

Francesinha

Francesinha

Francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich that originated in Porto, it is made out of ham, linguiça (pork sausage), fresh sausage, roast meat and covered served in bread topped with melted cheese and a hot thick sauce made out of tomato and beer. Francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich that originated in...

Mentatz Japanese Noodle Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

Mentatz Japanese Noodle Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Small eateries in Auckland are sometimes way much better than the big ones and this is one example, Mentatz Japanese Noodle Restaurant. There are a lot of good places to eat in Auckland CBD and most of them are not the big establishments, in fact the small eateries are sometimes...

Frozen Yougurt Pops 2

Frozen Yougurt Pops

This Frozen Yogurt Pops were made by my daughter after we bought some popsicle containers several weeks ago, she loves those frozen yogurt and one day she said why can’t she make one at home using the flavoured yogurt tubs you buy in the supermarket. Yogurt, yoghurt or yoghourt is...