July 2015

Where to find good ramen in Auckland 1

Tanpopo Ramen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Making a good ramen soup takes a lot of time, I know this fact as I tried making it at home and it literally takes hours just to get the broth right specially the Tonkotsu style, there are no shortcuts. I have been let down before by some Japanese restaurants here...

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry in Peanut Sauce 1

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry in Peanut Sauce

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry in Peanut Sauce is a simple stir fry dish made out of beef and mixed vegetables but instead of the usual sauces used on stir fries like soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and sweet chilli sauce we will be using some peanuts in the...

Egg Fried Rice 1

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice is a type of fried rice mixed with scrambled eggs and sometimes vegetables like green peas, corn and spring onions. It’s a common rice dish served on Chinese restaurants in fact this type of fried rice is the base for most fried rice recipes. Its quick, it’s...

Nutella and Marshmallow Dessert Bread Pudding 1

Nutella and Marshmallow Dessert Bread Pudding

Nutella and Marshmallow Dessert Bread Pudding is a bread pudding created by yours truly and I gave it a designation as a dessert as this tends to be on the sweet side like the sticky date pudding. It’s a simple concoction of stale bread, Nutella, marshmallows, eggs and cream chucked...


New Concept Buffet & Hotpot (North Shore City, New Zealand) 7

New Concept Buffet & Hotpot (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Most Chinese restaurants don’t give much importance on branding or even any visual presentation and most of them just cook or serve great food and that’s it, no frills. New Concept Buffet & Hotpot is one of those restaurants, located in the near the Northcote shops in the North Shore...

Honey Calamansi Iced Tea 1

Honey Calamansi Iced Tea

Honey Calamansi Iced Tea is a drink made out of tea infused with calamansi and honey then served with lots of ice. It similar to the ice lemon tea but instead of lemons we use calamansi fruit which is more fruity in flavour but still give that good sour bite....

Fish, Prawn and Vegetable Soup 1

Fish, Prawn and Vegetable Soup

Fish, Prawn and Vegetable Soup is our recipe for today and it consists of fish, prawns and some vegetables in a chicken stock base, enjoy it on its own but you can also serve it with noodles or rice. It’s really cold here now from where I am so I...

Longsilog 2

Longsilog

Today we will be posting one of those popular “silog” breakfasts and today we are having longsilog short for LONGaniza, SInagnag and itLOG. Longaniza might sound exotic to non-Filipinos but actually this dish is more pleasing than sausages that contain meats and offal which you might not know of. A...