Monthly Archive: January 2014

Chinese Style Braised Beef 2 0

Chinese Style Braised Beef

I remember the first time I tried and enjoyed this dish was from a Filipino-Chinese Fast Food restaurant called Chowking, a very tasty beef in sweet savoury Asian style sauce topped over a steaming hot jasmine rice. Packed with a lot of different flavourful sauces cooked slowly in a wok,...

Bok Choy and Shiitake in Sesame Oil 3 10

Bok Choy and Shiitake in Sesame Oil

I hope I don’t run out green leafy vegetable recipe ideas as I do love them and I must admit getting addicted to it, this simple side dishes is such a lovely addition to any rice meals you may have, don’t you agree? So if you’re looking for something similar...

Giapo (Auckland, New Zealand) 7 0

Giapo (Auckland, New Zealand)

Headlined as the most innovative and delicious ice cream in New Zealand backed with a guarantee that it’s the best ice cream you’ll ever taste this must be something really special. I first tried this when I was at a Tech Ed  conference this year here in Auckland, in one...

Lechon Fried Rice 2 0

Lechon Fried Rice

When we are talking about lechon leftovers first thing that comes to mind would be Lechon Paksiw but there are other things that you can do with that scraps of roasted pig, you can use it as a filling for pita breads or even use it as a main ingredient in...

Stir Fried Prawns and Mixed Vegetables 4 0

Stir Fried Prawns and Mixed Vegetables

Usually when a free style vegetable stir fry is prepared the main meats used are either chicken or beef, seafood like fish or shrimps are rarely used. The reason behind it might be because seafood is hard to handle in stir fries. Fish flakes easily, squid tends to be rubbery...

Chicken Empanada 2 20

Chicken Empanada

Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how...

Tandoori Chicken 2 16

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken is a very popular Indian roasted chicken dish that is marinated in yoghurt and lots of different spices. A very hot and spicy chicken dish but versions outside India had been toned down to be more palatable. Original version uses a lot of turmeric and ground chillies to...

Pizzeria Pepone (Paris, France) 1 7

Pizzeria Pepone (Paris, France)

After visiting the love lock bridge and leaving our share of memento we slowly strolled along the River Seine moving towards Notre Dame. Having walked the path several times we decided why not explore the inner streets and see what Paris can offer. Several hundred metres after the bridge we...

Petit Pois ala Francaise 4 11

Petit Pois ala Francaise

Petit Pois is a classic French dish that is made out of peas, lettuce and bacon in a rich butter and ham stock gravy. A really simple side dish that you can enjoy with roast or grilled meats. Though peas may look like it’s not as healthy as green leafy...

Pork Afritada 2 11

Pork Afritada

Afritada, Kaldereta, Puchero, Mechado and Menudo what’s the difference between them? Though for non-Filipinos this might be confusing as they nearly look alike visually and they are all stews where tomato sauce is used as a main ingredient. To clarify them once and for all this is how I think...