August 2014

Pulled Pork Taco 1

Pulled Pork Taco

Pulled pork tacos is a combination of two dishes, the pulled pork and the carnitas. Carnitas is traditionally cooked by braising pork in in oil or lard. Pulled pork tacos is a combination of two dishes, the pulled pork and the carnitas. Carnitas is traditionally cooked by braising pork in in...

Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions 2

Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions

Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions, it’s so good it can be consumed on its own. The creamy béchamel that coats the fresh and chunky broccoli is amazing If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish then try this Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions, it’s so...

Gambas 1

Gambas

Gambas or “Gambas al Ajillo” is a type of Spanish tapas that is made out of flash fried shrimps with garlic and chillies. Gambas or “Gambas al Ajillo” is a type of Spanish tapas that is made out of flash fried shrimps with garlic and chillies. Though it is consumed as...

Caponata 1

Caponata

Caponata is an Italian dish made out of different vegetables like eggplants and celery cooked in vinegar and tomatoes. Caponata is an Italian dish made out of different vegetables cooked in vinegar and tomatoes. The base recipe calls for eggplants and celery but regional variations do exists where other vegetables are...

Macarons 1

Macarons

Macarons as we know all know is a popular French food, it is made out of two almond meringue cookies filled with a layer of either buttercream, jam, or ganache. I guess I don’t need to explain what this is a this is one of the popular food items this...

Leigh Sawmill Cafe (Leigh, New Zealand) 12

Leigh Sawmill Cafe (Leigh, New Zealand)

Leigh Sawmill Cafe is a hidden gem located North East of Matakana, if you are going to Goat’s Island or Matakana Market drop by this nice restaurant. Located 80 Kilometres North of Auckland is this hidden gem called Leigh Sawmill Cafe, I was lucky to have tried it when we...

Fiesta Float 1

Fiesta Float

Fiesta float is a type of an icebox cake which consists of sweetened whipped cream, graham crackers and fruit cocktail. A very popular dessert in the Philippines Fiesta float is a type of an icebox cake which consists of sweetened whipped cream, graham crackers and fruit cocktail. Perhaps one of the...

Chopsuey 1

Chopsuey

Chopsuey , the Filipino stir fried vegetables loaded with chayote, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and different meats like pork and chicken. Chopsuey is one of the first vegetable dish I learned to eat when I was a child, it’s so flavourful and chunky you won’t notice you are eating vegetables....

Sinigang na Corned Beef 1

Sinigang na Corned Beef

Sinigang na Corned Beef, two all time Filipino favourites combined into one dish. This corned silverside cooked in savoury tamarind broth is the perfect winter warmer. I just recently learned how this dish is prepared and this is probably the 5th time I will be doing this, it is also...