Monthly Archive: August 2014

Pulled Pork Taco 1 9

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 but instead of using that method in this recipe we will be braising the pork the pulled pork way where it is slow cooked in...

Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 2 2

Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Birkenhead in New Zealand’s North Shore City has a lot of restaurants and other food establishments and we are quite regular here as we have some of our favourite restaurants located in the vicinity. Every time we go here we always see this restaurant on the second floor of the...

Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions 2 5

Creamy Broccoli with Crispy Fried Onions

If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish then try this 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, top that with crispy fried onions then you...

Gambas 1 11

Gambas

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 tapas in Spain, in Philippines it can be also served as a side dish or as mains accompanied with rice, it is also...

Caponata 1 10

Caponata

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 added like olives, carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, pine nuts and raisins. If you notice it’s a totally vegetable viand...

Macarons 1 12

Macarons

I guess I don’t need to explain what this is a this is one of the popular food items this last two decades, it’s so popular you can now buy them everywhere even in McDonalds but is this confection a new thing? Why did it only show lately? Is this...

Leigh Sawmill Cafe (Leigh, New Zealand) 12 3

Leigh Sawmill Cafe (Leigh, New Zealand)

Located 80 Kilometres North of Auckland is this hidden gem called Leigh Sawmill Cafe, I was lucky to have tried it when we had one of our Annual Conference held in a nearby location. Just on my own I won’t be able to find it as it is hidden on...

Fiesta Float 1 12

Fiesta Float

Fiesta float is a type of an icebox cake which consists of sweetened whipped cream, graham crackers and fruit cocktail. Perhaps one of the easiest dessert recipes you can make as it requires not baking at all. This was introduced by US to the Philippines and became really popular because a lot...

Chopsuey 1 10

Chopsuey

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. This Chinese dish usually consists of mixed vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and cauliflower with different meats, usually cooked...

Sinigang na Corned Beef 1 8

Sinigang na Corned Beef

I just recently learned how this dish is prepared and this is probably the 5th time I will be doing this, it is also a recent addition to the Philippine cuisine and I just started to see this during the late 90’s. Basically this dish is similar to how beef...