Monthly Archive: June 2014

Chicken Katsu 1 4

Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is a type of katsu made out of chicken breast fillets that is simply seasoned with salt and pepper then is fried to achieve a crispy consistency. Katsu or katsuretsu was originally considered a type of yoshoku Japanese version of Western cutlet and it was invented in the late...

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Gyudon

Gyudon is a type of a Japanese donburi dish which consists of beef, onions and other vegetables simmered in sweet style sauce mixed with raw eggs. This dish is always served as a rice topping paired with miso soup, pickled ginger and ground chilli. The word gyudon came from the Japanese...

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand) 5 3

Naritas (North Shore, New Zealand)

I guess I told a lot of times already that this is one of our favourite restaurants, it is one of our usual go to places when we are lazy to cook something at home. The food is nice and the price is quite reasonable especially during lunch where the...

Braised Pork Hock and Broccoli 1 4

Braised Pork Hock and Broccoli

This dish is inspired by one of the first Filipino food blogs that I followed, Casa Veneracion.  During those days it was still called Pinoycook.net and this dish was actually one of the first blog post I read there, I was so excited trying it as I never had tried combining...

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Melon Ice Candy

One last chance before it gets cold here down under that is why today we will be posting a summer treat famous in the Philippines, the Ice Candy. I had posted several flavours before which the Munngo (Adzuki) and Avocado but today we will make a melon ice candy. Ice...

Preserved Lemons 1 3

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons, Country Lemon or Leems are pickled lemons commonly used in the Indian and North African cuisine, it is a simple pickle where it is brined in water, lemon juice and salt. Pickling can last for months before it is used and for best results it should be left...

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Poutine

If you love French Fries and gravies then this is the dish for you, Poutine. This Canadian creation is a snack made with French fries, topped with a light brown gravy sauce and cheese curds, a very popular Canadian fast food dish even McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, and A&W sell it...

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Toto’s Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I never knew you can dine in at Toto’s until recently, before I thought it was purely take out as they own another similarly named restaurant in the same address but they serve fine dining food. As I look at their online menu there was no pizza so I called...

Plum and Boysenberry Yoghurt Cake 1 6

Plum and Boysenberry Yoghurt Cake

Several weeks ago my officemate brought a huge plastic bag filled with plums freshly picked out of their garden definitely I grabbed some so that I can use it on something. When I got home I was thinking what to do with them, with lots of Boysenberry Yoghurt in the...

Dry Beef Noodle Soup 1 6

Dry Beef Noodle Soup

Usually Beef Noodle soup is served with noodles together with the soup but when I dined in one time in a Chinese restaurant in Virra Mall, Greenhills in the Philippines during early 2000 (can’t remember the restaurant name) I came across this beef brisket noodle soup where soup is served...