Monthly Archive: August 2014

Braised Beef Ribs in Bourbon Barbecue Sauce 1 13

Braised Beef Ribs in Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

I got the idea of this recipe when we dined in at Ms Clawdy several months ago, it was one of our orders and we really loved it, I just hope we got a bigger serving as we really enjoyed it and it was not enough. Anyways enough with that...

Hakka Hut (North Shore City, New Zealand) 7 3

Hakka Hut (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I had dined in at this place several times and we always had waited for an available table because in all of those occasions the place is packed with customers, they even had tables outside the premises in front of other businesses, this is how popular this place is. Tucked...

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup 2 7

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is a creamy chicken soup which contains chicken pieces, gnocchi, carrots and spinach leaves. I heard it is a popular menu item in Olive Garden but never had tried them when I visited US a couple of years ago. We dined-in one time in their Brea Branch and...

Sour Cream and Chives Twice Baked Potatoes 1 5

Sour Cream and Chives Twice Baked Potatoes

Do you love mashed potatoes and baked potatoes but getting tired of them? Are you looking for new ideas on how to prepare your potatoes? Well try this mash up of both your favourites for a change, it’s a baked potato but it is also a mashed potato, twice baked flavoured...

Sicilian Fish Soup 2 3

Sicilian Fish Soup

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located on the Southernmost part of Italy. This place is noted for a long history of good cuisine and producing excellent wines hence it is called “God’s Kitchen”.  Knowing that Sicily is an island ingredients used on most of their dishes comes...

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 2 6

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Beef noodle soup have a lot of variations from the Chinese Braised Beef , Vietnamese Pho, Thai Kuaitiao Nuea Pueay and Dry Beef Noodle Soup to name some. They might all look alike but there are subtle differences between each other and this is because of the availability of ingredients where...

Cooking for a Team Building Activity 4 4

Cooking for a Team Building Activity

A couple of years ago we had a similar team building activity in the same beautiful location of Matakana. There we rented some baches complete with kitchen and cooking equipment. Now this team building activity is happening again but there will be no winners, just a pure fun activity where...

Goto (Ox Tripe Porridge) 1 8

Goto (Ox Tripe Porridge)

Goto is a type of rice congee popular in the Philippines, it is made similar to congee where rice is boiled in prolonged time with a generous amount of stock, the one thing that distinguishes it with a regular congee is that it is flavoured usually with various meats together...

Peach and Apricot Muffin with Custard Filling 1 6

Peach and Apricot Muffin with Custard Filling

Muffins are sometimes boring that is why when my daughter describes it as an ugly cupcake I can relate to it. Having said that muffins can be also amazing all you need to do is to give it some tender loving care, don’t just put your usual flavour to it,...

Flaky Roti 1 11

Flaky Roti

Back in Malaysia Flaky Roti is a part of my everyday life, almost daily I have it for breakfast in the form of roti telur (egg), I have it for lunch with sambal and curry then for snacks in a form of roti nangka (langka) or roti pisang (banana). It...