Monthly Archive: May 2014

Sweet Chilli and Lemon Fish Parcels 1 16

Sweet Chilli and Lemon Fish Parcels

The dish for today is a fusion between the French cooking technique called “En papillote” and Asian flavours like lime, coriander and sweet chilli sauce. En Papillote is an old French method of cooking fish or chicken breast in a folded pouch made out of parchment paper, don’t use other...

T2 Tea (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2 2

T2 Tea (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for Tea leaves or any Teaware in New Zealand I guess no one gets even close to the extensive selection T2 Tea offers. From Tea Pots, Tea Cups and Loose Tea leaves they have almost everything a tea lover would look for. I love the shop...

Sauté of Calamari, Chorizo and Butterbeans 1 7

Sauté of Calamari, Chorizo and Butterbeans

Of all the free style cooking I made I guess this would easily go to the top of my favourite list. I never knew these three ingredients would blend really well together the creamy butter beans, spicy chorizo and mild squid perfectly matches and enhances each of their our flavour...

Kilawing Puso ng Saging 2 10

Kilawing Puso ng Saging

One of our church friends had a garage sale and as I scour the place of anything I can find useful I saw this banana tree outside their garage with one hanging banana heart on it, I shouted to my excitement and my friend heard it. She told me whether I...

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Champorado

Champorado is a sweet and creamy chocolate rice pudding in Philippines, a very popular breakfast item which originated from Mexico. The champorado was derived from the Mexican drink called Champurrado, so how the Filipinos inherited the recipe? Apparently during the galleon trade between Philippines (under Spanish regime) and Mexico some Mexican...

Callos 1 2

Callos

Tripe came from the Italian word “trippa” which is a type of offal from the stomachs of various animals such as the cows and pigs. The most common one used for cooking is the beef tripe and it is used in different countries such as France who have Andouille and...

Breakfast Buffet at Eight Langham (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1 4

Breakfast Buffet at Eight Langham (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

A while back I had posted about Eight restaurant but that article was for their dinner buffet, we had dined in a couple of times already after that and for today I will be writing about our breakfast experience. This breakfast experience was a part of a whole package called Five-Star...

Choysum in Shrimp and Mushroom Sauce 2 6

Choysum in Shrimp and Mushroom Sauce

You may had seen a lot of meat dishes in this blog (a lot of you have noticed it) but few vegetables that is because I only know few recipes that use vegetable as a main ingredient but that does not mean I don’t eat a lot of them I just...

Spaghetti Meatballs 1 7

Spaghetti Meatballs

As the name suggest this recipe is made up of spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs, considered as an Italian-American dish but its origins is still unclear. Some said that this is a dish introduced and created by Italian immigrants in New York during the 20th century but there are some...