Monthly Archive: April 2015

China Hong Kong Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4 1

China Hong Kong Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I guess most Aucklanders heard of this restaurant before because it made the news for allegedly underpaying its staff but that was the past hopefully everything was settled now and everyone’s happy. What we will be focusing now is the food they serve, how they stack up with the numerous...

Crispy Squid Tentacles 1 7

Crispy Squid Tentacles

Ika Geso Age in Japanese, Muc Chien in Vietnamese or Crispy Deep Fried Squid is a simple deep fried squid dish popular in East Asia and South East Asian cuisine, similar to the calamares but instead of using the squid bodies this dish uses its tentacles and served with a...

Tosilog 1 8

Tosilog

A lot of East Asian and South East Asian countries eat rice and noodles for breakfast and that might be surprising for others as they were used to something light like toast, muesli, cereal and fruits. I guess you know by now that breakfast is the most important meal of...

Utan 1 3

Utan

Utan or Utan Bisaya is a vegetable soup dish popular in the Visayan region, commonly it consists different vegetables like malunggay leaves, okra, squash, taro, vine spinach (alugbati), eggplants, snake beans (sitaw), ginger and tomatoes cooked together with either pork, fish or shrimps. Similar to laswa and the only difference...

Tutuoyu Geng (Spanish Mackerel Soup) 1 1

Tutuoyu Geng (Spanish Mackerel Soup)

The first time I saw this was in a travel show where they featured Taiwanese street food, I only had a glimpse of how it looks so I googled it and see was its made. After an exhaustive search I only got two reliable leads, one was from the Taiwan...

Filipinos and Jollibee 1 3

Filipinos and Jollibee

Filipinos living outside the Philippines will always crave for Filipino restaurants like Jollibee, Goldilocks and Red Ribbon, the crave gets worse the longer we haven’t tried them that is why when we visit a country with these restaurants we are always excited and will make sure that it will be...

Seafood Fried Rice 1 10

Seafood Fried Rice

Seafood Fried Rice is one of those dishes that we serve when we need something quick and easy, especially when you have the right ingredients in the freezer. Of all the fried rice variants this one perhaps is my personal favourite due to the fact that it is made out...

Stuffed Peppers 1 6

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers is a baked or broiled dish where peppers are stuffed with different ingredients such as meats, vegetables, cheese, fruits, rice and any combination of all. Any pepper can be used and it differs based on the culture like the Caribbean’s do it hot while the Americans tend to...

Lemon and Rosemary Roast Chicken 1 10

Lemon and Rosemary Roast Chicken

Roasting meat sometimes sounds really hard, it’s usually true with most roast pork and roast beef as you need to adjust time and temperature according to the thickness of the cut but with chicken it’s not that complicated all you need to remember is 190C and 1 hour, you may...

Teriyaki Fish 1 5

Teriyaki Fish

Grilled dishes in Philippines and Japan are almost identical, both countries grill almost every part of the meat like heart, gizzard, chicken butt, pig’s blood and fish head just to name some of the endless list. Both countries also cook it in charcoal and usually served with an ice cold...