April 2013

Chorizo, Chiken and Shiitake Carbonara

Chorizo, Chiken and Shiitake Carbonara

This Chorizo, Chiken and Shiitake Carbonara is easy to make, concept is similar to the usual carbonara but this is infused with chorizos and a more flavourful mushroom Pasta is the Italian counterpart of what rice is in Asian cuisine it’s so versatile you can just throw any ingredients to...

Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew 2

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. Cabbage and Cannellini Bean Stew is...

Pear Tarte Tatin 2

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart where pears are caramelized in sugar and butter then baked in puff pastry. This delicious dessert originated at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, France during the 1880’s by accident. If you live in New Zealand then it is common in offices where a...

Sarawak Tomato Kuay Teow 2

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. Sarawak Tomato Kuay Teow is a noodle dish popular in the Malaysian state...

Pescado Tapas Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 5

Pescado Tapas Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I was looking for a place to eat near the Viaduct or Wharf area, there are a lot of options but the one that interested me most, Pescado Tapas Bar. Several months ago I was looking for a place to eat near the Viaduct or Wharf  area in Auckland, there are...

Surimi Salad

Surimi Salad

Surimi salad is a Japanese style salad which consists of surimi, celery, avocadoes and Japanese style mayonnaise, it is creamy in consitency with hints of sweetness from the surimi. I usually see this in Japanese fast food and sold alongside sushi. Surimi I guess most of us associates it with...

Menudo 1

Menudo

Menudo is a very common dish in Philippines similar to Sinigang; it is always a main stay on Filipino Restaurants as well as the street eateries (we call it carinderia). Usually paired with rice but some people eat this with bread like pandesal which I only discovered when I met...

Kikiam 2

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...

Beef Ribs Churrascaria 1

Beef Ribs Churrascaria

Beef Ribs Churrascaria for those who haven’t heard of it is a word to define a place where beef is cooked in Churrasco style, which basically is an equivalent of barbecue. Churrascaria for those who haven’t heard of it is a word to define a place where meat is cooked...