Monthly Archive: February 2014

Pad Thai 1 17

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, chopped peanuts, eggs and lime juice. This dish is the national dish of Thailand and is listed at number 5 on CNN’s World’s 50...

Siomai (Shumai) 1 19

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. The difference between the two varieties is that the Cantonese is made out of pork, shrimp and black mushroom covered in a thin...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 11 9

Prune Bread

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 our several sweet bread recipes with some minor adjustments. Some of those recipes are the apple cranberry bread and this prune bread featured in...

Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash 1 0

Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

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 list was this Sweet Potato and Pork Belly Hash, it was really good and simple you just need a lot of preparation time as...

Biko 2 17

Biko

I am so craving for some rice cake now, you can’t blame me as I haven’t tried them for quite sometime and now is the payback time. Just imagine I grew up with rice cakes as a part of my daily life as my grandparent always prepare them for merienda...

Calamari Marinara 1 0

Calamari Marinara

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 vegetables you want to toss on it. Though you see the name mostly on Pasta it is not exclusive for...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 7 15

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay

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 this in the Philippines but after reading some forums online where a person asked where to find this in America, someone...

Bah Kut Teh 1 16

Bah Kut Teh

Bak kut teh if directly translated means pork rib tea, this Chinese soup is made out of meaty pork ribs slowly simmered for long times in an array of herbs and spices such as star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, garlic, wolfberries, dried dates, dried chillies, dried squid and even...

Calamari Marinara 12 8

Pork and Prawn Balls in Aromatic Broth

When I saw this dish in one of Gordon Ramsays cooking show I told myself I will be definitely making one of this, the flavour notes and ingredients is an exact match to what we love. I still remember it was shown on one of his series regarding affordable and...

Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo 6 15

Stir Fried French Beans and Pork (Baguio Beans Guisado)

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? Baguio for those who doesn’t know where or what it is, is a place in Philippines where good vegetables and fruits...