February 2014

Pad Thai 1

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a Thai dish made out of stir fried rice noodles flavoured with fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli peppers garnished with bean sprouts & shrimps Pad Thai is a Thai dish made out of stir fried rice noodles flavoured with fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli peppers garnished with...

Siomai (Shumai) 1

Siomai (Shumai)

Siomai or Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. In China there are two varieties of this dish which are the Cantonese and Jinghan. Siomai or Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. In China there are two varieties of this dish which are...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 11

Prune Bread

Prune Bread is a really easy and simple bread to make and a really good use for that over-ripened bananas and left over prunes Our banana bread recipe is quite popular and successful at home and with our friends so my wife stated to use that as a base in...

Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash 1

Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash is a dish made out of roasted pork belly served with potatoes, onions, red wine vinegar and honey. As a pork lover when I saw this post at Bon Apppetit I told myself I have to do some of them and first on my...

Biko 2

Biko

Biko is a rice cake made out of glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar then topped with caramel, latik (a type of reduced coconut cream) I am so craving for some rice cake now, you can’t blame me as I haven’t tried them for quite sometime and...

Calamari Marinara 1

Calamari Marinara

Calamari Marinara is a pasta dish made out of squid cooked in rich sauce of tomato, garlic, onions and herbs. Marinara is one versatile sauce and a popular base to a lot of Italian dishes. Made from tomato, garlic, onions and herbs it can be used with any meats or...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 7

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay is a Filipino vegetable dish made out of sauteed moringa fruit, sweet potaotes and pork in tomatoes. After more than a decade at last I had seen this very elusive vegetable, the Moringa fruit. I never knew this existed in New Zealand as I only saw...

Bah Kut Teh 1

Bah Kut Teh

Bah Kut Teh is a Chinese soup dish made out of meaty pork ribs slowly simmered in herbs and spices such as star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, garlic, wolfberries, dried dates, dried chillies, dried squid and even ginseng. Bak kut teh if directly translated means pork rib tea, this...

Calamari Marinara 12

Pork and Prawn Balls in Aromatic Broth

Pork and Prawn Balls in Aromatic Broth is a dish I adapted from Gordon Ramsay, its a soup dish of pork and prawn balls served in a beef broth infused with Asian flavours. When I saw this dish in one of Gordon Ramsays cooking show I told myself I will...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 6

Stir Fried French Beans and Pork (Baguio Beans Guisado)

Baguio Beans Guisado is a popular Filipino vegetable dish made out of sauteed pork and French Beans in garlic and onions. I am not sure why we call French beans as Baguio beans back in the Philippines, maybe because it only grows there? Or majority of comes from that region?...