April 2015

Tokyo Club (Auckland, New Zealand) 1

Tokyo Club (Auckland, New Zealand)

A look on what this Japanese Restaurant called Tokyo Club in Ponsonby Central has to offer at lunch time. I work in the city so during weekends we rarely visit the place as I want to have a change of scenery away from the busy CBD until one time we...

Cabbage and Squid Stir Fry 1

Cabbage and Squid Stir Fry

This Cabbage and Squid Stir Fry does not take a lot of time preparing once it hits the hot wok it will not take more than 10 minutes to cook, definitely it will cook faster than your steamed rice on a rice cooker. Usually when I buy squid tubes and...

Butter Garlic Herb Rice 1

Butter Garlic Herb Rice

Like sinangag this Butter Garlic Herb Rice is cooked with loads of garlic but instead of just stir frying it with oil we use butter together with some herbs and freshly ground black pepper making it a perfect pair to any creamy dishes that you may think of. Sometimes steamed...

Manicotti 3

Moules Marinieres

Moules Marinieres is a very simple classic French dish where mussels is cooked in white wine, onions, herbs with a hint of cream. This is very popular in French Brassieres especially when mussels are in season. In Philippines we have a nearly similar dish but the cream is omitted and...

Manicotti 1

Manicotti

Manicotti is an Italian American crepe filled with ricotta cheese mixed with cooked chopped spinach and sometimes minced veal, it is then topped with marinara sauce and a mixture of cheeses like Romano, Parmesan and or Mozzarella. Manicotti is an Italian American crepe filled with ricotta cheese mixed with cooked...


Kura Restaurant (Auckland, New Zealand) 10

Kura Restaurant (Auckland, New Zealand)

I’ve been to Tanuki’s Cave several times and it was amazing, I love their food now I am trying one of their establishments called Kura Restaurant just beside it. I never knew that they have 3 restaurants before until now and after I tried both the Sushi and Sake bar...

Buridibud 1

Buridibud

Buridibud is a vegetable soup dish similar to dinengdeng, the main difference is that this dish uses sweet potatoes as its main ingredient where it is cooked to the point that it’s so soft it breaks down with the soup giving it a thicker texture. Buridibud is a vegetable soup...

Sticky Pork Chops 1

Sticky Pork Chops

Sticky, sweet and savoury are the addictive characteristics of this Sticky Pork Chops, though there are many ways on making this the difference between the results are almost similar so what are the benefits on doing it the hard way? Sticky, sweet and savoury are the addictive characteristics of this...

Nasi Goreng Daging 1

Nasi Goreng Daging

Nasi Goreng Daging or Beef Fried Rice is one of my go to comfort food way back in Malaysia, it’s not just comforting but it’s an all in one dish where you have your carbs, protein and sometimes vegetables sorted. Beef is not the only variant of Nasi Goreng in...

Jambalaya 1

Jambalaya

Jambalaya is an American (Louisiana) dish heavily influenced by the Spanish and French cuisine. A dish that have big similarities to paella or arroz con pollo it is also made out of rice cooked with an array of vegetables and meats like chicken, seafood and sausages, the big difference is...