Monthly Archive: November 2014

Spaghetti Bolognese 1 7

Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese (Italian) or Bolognaise (French) is a meat based pasta sauce flavoured with a small amount of tomatoes or tomato paste. This dish originated in Bologna, Italy and it dates back since the 15th century. Old versions of this dish barely use tomatoes and it was just added in the modern...

One Dak Hanmari (North Shore City, New Zealand) 11 0

One Dak Hanmari (North Shore City, New Zealand)

There are a lot of Korean Barbecue places here in Auckland there are expensive ones and tons of the affordable ones where the price ranges is somewhere between $19 to $25 but most of them cater for students as they are usually located near universities so you won’t see fancy restaurant but...

Teriyaki Steak Soba 1 6

Teriyaki Steak Soba

Fried Soba Noodles with sesame oil, red onions, spring onions, bean sprouts, sugar snap peas and chili topped with Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slices marinated on Teriyaki Sauce. Yummy!!! This post was inspired from a noodle dish I had tried before in Wagamama, it was so delicious after having them I...

Ginataang Manok 1 4

Ginataang Manok

Ginataan is one of the basic cooking process in the Philippines where ingredients are cooked in coconut milk. Recipes can vary from desserts/snacks like the ginataang kamoteng kahoy and ginataang halo halo and even main dishes like this Ginataang Manok recipe we have for today. Ginataang Manok is a chicken...

Beef Salpicao 1 8

Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao is a Spanish inspired Filipino dish consisting of grilled beef cubes cooked popularly in two ways, one loaded with peppers and another one loaded with garlic. I guess the reasons behind this two different versions are its original Spanish definitions. One from coming from the word “salpicar” which...

Asian Style Lemon Chicken 2 7

Asian Style Lemon Chicken

When you go to China and you crave for this dish; don’t be surprised if you cannot find one. Though this dish have a Cantonese origin it is very uncommon in China as they don’t use a lot of lemons in Chinese cuisine. This wonderful Chinese rendition of fried chicken...

Popa's Pretzels (Auckland, New Zealand) 4 5

Popa’s Pretzels (Auckland, New Zealand)

It was my wife who discovered this place when one of our friends have brought this as a snack for one of their kids, she only remembered the packaging so since then we searched for this place. We Googled it and it directed us to 368 Queen St, Auckland. As...

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms) 1 13

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champiñones al Ajillo or Garlic Mushrooms in English is a very popular Spanish tapas dish which is sautéed mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies. But this dish is not popular only in Spain but as well as Philippines most probably because of their Spanish influence. This is...

Beans & Black Sesame Paste 1 7

Beans & Black Sesame Paste

The first time I tried this was when we have a team building activity at Sachies Kitchen when Rohan demonstrated us how it’s made. At first I thought what is that thing, it looks ugly and unappetizing at all but once I got one bean I got hooked instantly and never had stopped,...

Brunswick Stew 1 3

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a thick tomato based stew popular in Southern USA, it contains lima beans, corn, potatoes, okra, other vegetables and meat. Meats used can be either pork or chicken but experts says authentic ones uses squirrel, opossum or rabbit meat. The origin of the dish is still unknown...