December 2014

Meatball Pho 1

Meatball Pho

Meatball Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup dish made out of rice noodles and meatballs served in a rich stock with bean sprouts, basil and lime. Day three and today it’s New Year’s Eve and like I said early this week, noodles in the Filipino and Chinese tradition symbolizes longevity...

Crispy Chow Mein Noodles 1

Crispy Chow Mein Noodles

For this post we will making the Crispy Chow Mein Noodles and unlike how usual noodles are prepared chow mien noodles deep fried making it crispy and stick together. The vegetables and meat are cooked separately and it accompanied with a very starchy sauce that is poured over the crispy...

Bánh Canh Giò Heo 1

Bánh Canh Giò Heo

Bánh Canh Giò Heo is a Vietnamese noodle soup dish made out of thick rice noodles with collagen rich pork soup made out of pork hocks. “Bánh Canh” is a Vietnamese word meaning “soup cake”, “Giò Heo” on the other hand means “pork leg”. Now you might be wondering why...

Lechon Manok 1

Lechon Manok

Lechon manok basically is the roast chicken of the Philippines but it’s quite unique as it is flavoured differently and cooked in a charcoal spit. Like any roast it is stuffed but the stuffing on lechon manok is not to be consumed but rather give a distinct flavour and aroma...

Banana Split Icebox Cake 1

Banana Split Icebox Cake

Banana Split Icebox Cake is basically a no bake cake made out of layers of graham / malt crackers filled with sweetened whipped cream, bananas and strawberries drizzled with melted chocolate. Before everything else let me all greet you a Merry Christmas, hope you are enjoying you day so far....


Filipino Fruit Salad 1

Filipino Fruit Salad

Today I will post my favourite variation of the Filipino Fruit Salad, just adding our secret ingredient lychees gives it another dimension in flavour that makes it taste differently. I think if I am not a Filipino I will be confused if someone tells me that the fruit salad is...

Tuna Casserole 1

Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is a dish that became popular in America during the 1950’s due to its budget friendly nature and its easy preparation process. This dish also can be frozen so it can be made ahead and just reheated making it more convenient Another idea for you on what to...

Lucban Hardinera 1

Lucban Hardinera

Lucban Hardinera is a type of steamed dish made out of pork, hotdogs, pineapple, peppers, raisins, eggs and pickles, it closely resembles embutido but instead of ground pork hardinera used chopped pork pieces. Hardinera is a type of steamed dish made out of pork, hotdogs, pineapple, peppers, raisins, eggs and...

Pandan Chicken 1

Pandan Chicken

Pandan Chicken is a Thai Style where tender chicken pieces are wrapped and cooked in pandan leaves, usually served with a dipping sauce made out of lightly flavoured soy sauce or fish sauce. Making it here in New Zealand is quite challenging as I never had seen any fresh pandan...