April 2013

Braised Beef and Tendon 3

Cape Gooseberries and Strawberry Flaugnarde

Cape Gooseberries and Strawberry Flaugnarde is a French dessert made with thick flan-like batter filled with Cape Gooseberries and Strawberries topped with powdered sugar. Flaugnarde is a French dessert made with thick flan-like batter filled with fruits like apples, berries, peaches, plums, prunes or other fruits topped with powdered sugar....

Braised Beef and Tendon 1

Braised Beef and Tendon

This Braised Beef and Tendon is packed with tons flavours, its sweet savoury and meaty. The texture is quite different as well due to the amount of collagen from the tendons. It is funny when you see in supermarkets here in New Zealand throw away the tendons or any other...

Thai Green Chicken Curry 1

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry is a type of an Asian curry made out of chicken, vegetables, coconut milk and green curry paste. Its main characteristic is it’s colour which is uncommon for curries which we usually associate with red or orange colours, the green tint is coming from a blended...

Braised Beef and Tendon 6

Paksiw na Isda

Paksiw na Isda is a type of Filipino dish where fish is poached in vinegar seasoned with fish sauce and finger chillies. The name of the dish is derived from the word “paksiw” which is a cooking method where meat or seafood is simmered in vinegar hence you will see...

Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

This simple side dish of Broccoli with Garlic Sauce is just made out of blanched head of Broccoli drenched in a starchy garlic sauce. Want an easy and simple way of cooking your broccoli? I guess there is nothing as simple yet flavourful way of cooking it than this Chinese...


Boiled Crabs with Fennel 1

Boiled Crabs with Fennel

Boiled Crabs with Fennel is so simple yet very satisfying, the tender crab meat served with fennel lemon tartar sauce makes you want it more. Back in the Philippines crabs are abundant and huge in size, here is the opposite and it’s hard to find large sized crabs and if...

Guisadong Upo 1

Guisadong Upo

Guisadong upo is one of the sautéed vegetable dishes popular in Philippines more commonly on provinces where bottle gourds are abundant. This cheap and simple dish usually is made out of 3 main ingredients which are pork, bottle gourd and tomatoes. Guisadong upo is one of the sautéed vegetable dishes...

Bento Bowl 1

Bento Bowl

Bento Bowl for those who does not know is a term for defining a packed meal in bowls found in Japanese cuisine, similar to “Baon” in Philippines, “Dosirak” in Korea or “Biandang” in Taiwan. Bento for those who does not know is a term for defining a packed meal (home...

Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce 2

Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce

Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce is a simple boiled sliced corned beef silverside served with a creamy white sauce made out of onions, cream and milk. Before I really got interested into cooking the only corned beef that I know of is the canned version and I do love...

Salad Drink 2

Salad Drink

Salad Drink is a popular street food which is usually sold together with buko juice, melon drink and the popular sago’t gulaman all together they called palamig which means “to cool you down” which definitely is. I guess most of us associate salad with something green, healthy and leafy well...