Monthly Archive: April 2014

Grilled Skirt Steak 1 13

Grilled Skirt Steak

I never had used this part of beef before on grill because it is often labelled here in New Zealand as a stewing or casserole meat, meaning it’s a tough cut of beef but after I saw this online where bloggers constantly post recipes about how tender and tasty they...

Dinakdakan 2 13

Dinakdakan

I spent 2 1/2 years of my college life in Baguio a mountain city located in the Northern Part of the Philippines which is a part of the Cordillera Administrative Region and located just beside Ilocos Region, though this city is not a part of the Ilocos Region its cuisine is widely...

Malaysian Style Steamed Fish 1 6

Malaysian Style Steamed Fish

This dish was inspired by a popular KL dish called Steamed Fish Head in a place called Happy Garden. I saw this dish before when I worked there and I still remember people queue for this treat. Though its called fish head the ones they serve is more like half...

Braised Beef Shanks in Preserved Lemons 1 0

Braised Beef Shanks in Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons is a popular food item in North African cuisines, a common ingredient in dishes like tagine and even salads. This excellent ingredient are made by pickling the lemons in salted water and lemon juice. Usually they age this pickle first before using as they tend to become more...

Insarabasab 2 8

Insarabasab

Insarabasab, Sarabasab or Ilocano Style Sisig is an Ilocano dish made out of chopped flame grilled pork mixed with chillies, onions, vinegar and other spices. The name of this dish came from the word Insarabasab which means “something burned in fire” which exactly describes its cooking process. Traditional way basically...

Burger Steak 1 10

Burger Steak

Salisbury steak or Burger Steak (that’s what we call it in Philippines) is made out of minced meat shaped to mimic steak drenched in a brown gravy commonly topped with mushrooms. A dish invented not by a chef but by an American Physician named James Salisbury in 1888. He invented...

Garlic Bread 1 0

Garlic Bread

I already had posted several pasta dishes but I haven’t written something about its simple but perfect partner, the Garlic Bread. Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast is typically made out of bread topped with garlic and butter, it is then grilled or toasted until the butter melts and the edges...

Mövenpick Cronuts (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1 0

Mövenpick Cronuts (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Would you believe it when I tell you this is the first time I tried Cronuts, while it may had launched last May 2013 the first time I had it was 10 months later. Food items like this tends to come late here in New Zealand and that’s one of...

Poqui Poqui 1 0

Poqui Poqui

This dish looks funny and even sounds funny (for Filipino’s it even sounds funnier) but don’t be deceived by its looks as this is one amazing eggplant recipe, it’s simple but it rocks! It’s not a really popular Filipino dish but I had the chance trying it when I lived...

Japanese Mushroom, Tofu and Vermicelli Soup 1 11

Japanese Mushroom, Tofu and Vermicelli Soup

When I tried this recipe I was surprised, it was so damn tasty the umami flavour lingers in your mouth it becomes so addictive, honestly I can replace any chicken soup with this one. What good is that this is not just delicious, it’s healthy and very easy to prepare...