Monthly Archive: May 2014

Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini 1 15

Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini

We should all call it panino not panini but why? Panino is basically the singular form of panini, so you cannot call a single “panini” a panini or even call lots of “panini” as paninis it just so wrong (don’t worry I am a culprit), I guess this would sound...

Momo Tea (North Shore, New Zealand) 1 0

Momo Tea (North Shore, New Zealand)

I am not sure if there are other Bubble Milk Tea Restaurants in Auckland but if you are looking for one the only place that I can suggest is Momo Tea, so far the only place I know here in New Zealand. They are located in at least 4 locations...

Stir Fried Hairy Gourd, Mungbean Vermicelli and Shrimps 1 7

Stir Fried Hairy Gourd, Mungbean Vermicelli and Shrimps

I never intended to cook this vegetable but when we went to the Asian shop looking for bottle gourd we found this hairy gourd instead. Both vegetable nearly look alike from the inside but outside one is hairy and darker in colour, taste is nearly the same and I guess...

Dinoydoy 1 0

Dinoydoy

Today we will be posting a regional dish in the Philippines called Dinoydoy. Dinoydoy is popular in the region of Ilocos in the Northern part of the Philippines, a place where vegetables are also abundant. Dinoydoy basically is made out of sautéed bitter melon and nearly pureed squash, it can...

Pigar Pigar 1 12

Pigar Pigar

Pigar pigar, is a very popular street food in Dagupan, Philippines  it’s so popular it has its own festival. This dish is a very simple dish that is made out really thin slices of beef and liver quickly deep-fried and served with fresh slices of onions. Though the popular meat...

Wat Tan Hor Fun 2 6

Wat Tan Hor Fun

Wat Tan Hor Fun is a noodle dish made out of rice noodles, choysum and mixed seafood served in a starchy sauce, though this dish is not commonly advertised like the popular noodle dishes in Singapore and Malaysia you can find this dish anywhere from restaurants to hawker stalls. I remember...

Be For Time BBQ Buffet (Auckland, New Zealand) 9 1

Be For Time BBQ Buffet (Auckland, New Zealand)

We discovered this restaurant a couple of weeks ago when we bought some vouchers from Groupy, I usually don’t trust restaurants and services from deals like this after some bad experiences from the past but this one was quite different and it all surprised us. I had some regrettable purchases...

Inihaw na Rellenong Pusit (Grilled Stuffed Squid) 1 10

Inihaw na Rellenong Pusit (Grilled Stuffed Squid)

One thing I missed about Philippines are the grilled dishes where it is enjoyed almost the whole year round. Popular meats used for grilling are pork, chicken, fish, mussels and squid this is then served with rice alongside green mango salad, grilled eggplant salad, salted duck egg salad or anything...

Liver Steak 1 7

Liver Steak

Liver Steak is a Filipino dish which consists of pan fried liver served in a soy sauce and lemon gravy a very close cousin to a dish called Bistek Tagalog which uses beef instead. Now you might ask why use liver when you can use beef instead, you might be thinking...

Pares 3 0

Pares

Before, I actually don’t know why they call this dish pares because pares in Tagalog means “Pairs”, and if you look at this dish there are no pairs on it. Then I suddenly realized that it was not the dish they call pares but it’s the whole meal that goes...