Monthly Archive: November 2013

Pizzeria Santa Lucia (Zurich, Switzerland) 6 0

Pizzeria Santa Lucia (Zurich, Switzerland)

I guess right now if you follow this blog on a regular basis and haven’t been to Europe you will have the impression that pizza and pasta is everywhere in there, well that is true in fact we ate pizza and pasta half of the time we were there. Think...

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Brochette de Poulet

Two more days then its officially summer here in New Zealand! Summer here means a lot of barbecues and outdoor grilling, and what’s the best way to start it is with simple grilled dish called Brochette de Poulet. Brochette is a French term for mixed meats and vegetables that are...

Strudel Cafe Kroll (Innsbruck, Austria) 2

Strudel Cafe Kroll (Innsbruck, Austria)

When we were on the way to Munich from Zurich we passed by Innsbruck and had a day trip there, a day is enough to enjoy the highlights of Innsbruck as it is not a really large city. Most of the things to see and do is in the old...

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Puchero

Puchero is a type of stew that is common to Spanish influenced countries such as the South America and the Philippines, The word “puchero” itself is a Spanish term that means “stew pot.” The ingredient varies from region to region but the main ingredients that always stays the same are...

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Hoisin Pork Ribs

Hoisin or Haixian sauce is a Chinese sauce that is made out of sweet potato, soybeans and peppers red chili peppers, a very popular flavouring in a lot of Chinese dishes such as spring rolls, Peking duck and barbecue pork. The word “Hoisin” in Cantonese means seafood but despite its...

10 Dieci (Rapperswil, Switzerland) 3 0

10 Dieci (Rapperswil, Switzerland)

A visit in Zurich would not be complete without a Zurich Lake ferry ride. Some just make it by hopping in to several stations but to make the most of it you have to travel the whole way from Zurich to Rapperswil, the scenery is amazing and is an eye...

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Java Rice

I never had seen rice prepared in a similar way with other cuisines so where did this dis originated? Is it Spanish in origin or Indonesian as the name hints, well I am not really sure. So people claim it came from Indonesia just look at this Yahoo Answer but...

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IKEA Meatballs

New Zealand and Philippines does not have an Ikea store so I don’t get to try their famous meatballs which is apparently loved by most of the people I know who had tried it. At first when I heard this dish it sounded really odd as Ikea is popular for...

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Custard Cinnamon Rolls

Several weeks ago my daughter was sick and asked me to make one of her favourite bread which we buy at the supermarket, it’s called a custard bread. I don’t know the supermarkets recipe so I will have to guess how it’s made, there are several things I know though,...

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings 1 18

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings

Chicken wings is such a versatile ingredient, you can throw in all sorts of flavour to it then you can either pan fry, bake or grill and it will come out as a really good dish as long as you prepare it properly of course. Having said that I remember...