Monthly Archive: May 2015

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Chairman Mao’s Red-Braised Pork

Chairman Mao’s Red-Braised Pork is a Chinese dish made out of pork belly glazed in caramelised sugar and slowly simmered until really tender. Originating in Hunan province this was said to be the favourite food of the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong. It was called...

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Garlic and Herb Mussels

There are lots of great flavour combinations that we know of and usually they are of opposite flavour profiles where sweet meets salty like this mango and fermented shrimps but sometimes there are dishes out there that defy this logic and one example of that one is this Garlic and Herb Mussels....

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Tanuki’s Cave (Auckland, New Zealand)

Last time I had been here was a Yakitori party where we devoured on basically most types of yakitori Tanuki’s cave have to offer, this time was quite different but it was even a better feast as we had the best course menu on offer. At $45.00 per person, their...

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Creamy Mushroom, Chicken Livers and Pancetta in Ciabatta

Don’t you like those different types of bread that are served in restaurant prior to the mains? They are served freshly baked and the texture is just so incredible. The bread served can be an assortment of different baked goodies such as focaccia, dinner rolls, sourdoughs, rye and one of...

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Arrabiata

Arrabiata or Arrabbiata sauce is a type of hot and spicy tomato based sauce used in pasta made with tomatoes, garlic and red chili peppers. The name came from the Italian word “Arrabbiata” which means “angry mood” inspired by the sauce flavour. It’s a basic pasta sauce and it goes...

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Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a very popular Korean dish which literally means “mixed meal”, usually served with rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables), gochujang (chili pepper paste), sliced grilled meats and egg (fresh or fried). Though there are no set ingredients to use in this dish the most popular ones include cucumbers,...

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Tortang Patatas

Today is the final day of the 3 ingredient recipes and since it was my daughter who took over the cooking this week lets end it with her favourite after school snack, the Tortang Patatas. Tortang Patatas is a type of omelette made out of out of potatoes and eggs,...

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Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad

Fourth day of our 3 ingredient recipe and what we will be posting today is me and my daughter’s favourite Filipino side dish, the Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad. Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad is a type of side salad which accompanies a lot of fried and grilled...

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Three Ingredient Strawberry Jam

Third day of the three ingredient week courtesy of my daughter and this time she is making some strawberry jam. Strawberry jam is really near to my heart since it was the main produce in Baguio, the place where I lived when I was in the university, this was also...

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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

The first time I had this I can’t believe that there were no flour in it’s ingredients, the eggs and sugar is enough to hold this cookie together. It’s a very addictive cookie specially when you love peanut butter, its nutty, creamy, sweet and the texture is just so moist,...