Monthly Archive: April 2013

Chorizo, Chiken and Shiitake Carbonara 21

Chorizo, Chiken and Shiitake Carbonara

Pasta is the Italian counterpart of what rice is in Asian cuisine it’s so versatile you can just throw any ingredients to it and create a wonderful complete dish; this post is one example of it. I made this pasta one lazy day where all I want to do is...

Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew 2 16

Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew

Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew is a dish I learned from my wife, its a dish made out of cabbage, cannellini beans and pork. I was asking her where did she got the recipe and from which province did it originated in the Philippines. She told me her father cooked...

Pear Tarte Tatin 2 11

Pear Tarte Tatin

If you live in New Zealand then it is common in offices where a colleague brings once in a while a lot of fruits in the table for everyone to share, this is because most of the average homes here have their own fruit trees from peaches, apples, plums, lemons...

Sarawak Tomato Kuay Teow 2 0

Sarawak Tomato Kuay Teow

Sarawak Tomato Kuay Teow is a noodle dish popular in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, it is made out of rice noodles served with vegetables, chicken and seafood together with a generous amount of tomato based sauce. Similar to Wat Tan Hor Fun this dish is also saucy served with an...

Pescado Tapas Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 5 11

Pescado Tapas Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Several months ago I was looking for a place to eat near the Viaduct or Wharf  area in Auckland, there are a lot of options but the one that interested me most is this Tapa’s Bar called Pescado. It was my first choice because we barely dine in a tapas bar...

Surimi Salad 0

Surimi Salad

Surimi I guess most of us associates it with crab meat but in Japan surimi can be made out of any seafood that is pulverized to a thick paste and formed into various shapes. Typically it is made out of white fleshed fish like pollock or hake. Surimi literally means...

Menudo 1 24

Menudo

Don’t get this confused with the Mexican Menudo as this is very different, though they have the same colour which is red, the similarity ends there. Not sure if the Philippine menudo originated from it, but most probably the origins of this dish is Spanish like the Afritada and Callos but...

Kikiam 2 40

Kikiam

Kikiam or Quekiam is another popular street food in the Philippines usually sold by street vendors pushing wooden carts equipped with deep frying woks. Usually sold together with fish balls it is also served with three kinds of dipping sauce which are: spicy vinegar, sweet brown gravy and sweet and...

Stir Fried Shanghai in Fermented Anchovy Sauce 0

Stir Fried Shanghai in Fermented Anchovy Sauce

Several weeks ago I was thinking of what I can do with some Shanghai vegetables I had in my fridge, usually we just blanch it and serve it with garlic infused oyster sauce but sometimes you want something different for a change. Before we had tried serving green leafy vegetables...

Beef Ribs Churrascaria 1 22

Beef Ribs Churrascaria

Churrascaria for those who haven’t heard of it is a word to define a place where meat is cooked in Churrasco style, which basically is an equivalent of barbecue. This dish originated in Brazil more specifically in the Pampa region, traditionally it is cooked using fire pits and charcoal at...