August 2015

Chicken Lollipop 1

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop is type of chicken preparation where meat from a chicken wing segment is pushed all the way through one end of the bone to form a spherical shape resembling a lollipop. From there it can be breaded, marinated, deep fried or prepared in any way you want in...

Taiwanese Beef Shank Noodle Soup 1

Taiwanese Beef Shank Noodle Soup

In this Taiwanese Beef Shank Noodle Soup the beef part used is important usually it only uses brisket or shanks only, some restaurants also use beef tendon but that the more special or expensive option. Today we will be making this using shanks and some tendons, we will also use...

The Cut On Federal (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

The Cut On Federal (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We dined in here several months ago when we had a team function at my workplace so what you will see here is not their normal menu which looks more amazing but more of the function menu which I guess changes on a normal basis. Just at the ground floor...

Key Lime Pie 2

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is an American dessert made out of citrusy custard on a crusty pie shell topped with meringue. The custard traditionally is made out of egg yolks, condensed milk and key limes. Key lime pie was created by a botanist named Jack Simons during the early 20th century...

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Salad 1

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Salad

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Salad is a simple salad made out of cold smoked salmon, spinach, capers and caper vinaigrette. Fish in salad sounds odd because were not used to it as most of the meats commonly used for your leafy greens are beef, chicken and occasionally prawns or squid...


Salmon and Wilted Spinach with Cream Sauce 1

Salmon With Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Baked Salmon served with a simple sauce made out of lemon zest, butter and capers. I love cooking fish first they cook really fast, they are very nutritious, it healthy for you and they taste really delicious take this recipe for example. Preparation is next to nothing all you need...

Ropa Vieja 1

Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja when translated means “old clothes” because when beef is cooked for a long time it would look something similar don’t you think? Anyways the name might sound odd but there’s a story behind it, based on a local folklore in the Canary Islands there was this poor person...

Kampung Malaysia (Auckland, New Zealand) 2

Kampung Malaysia (Auckland, New Zealand)

Food courts sometimes have that bad reputation, might be because they look like fast food and they don’t have a proper premises like a restaurant but sometimes these stalls are hidden gems waiting for you to discover and find. As a working class person I have a good share of...

Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce 1

Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce is really wonderful and easy weeknight meal, the flavour from the black beans is so intense it gives this dish that salty umami filled characteristic. Black bean sauce, beef and peppers can make a really wonderful and easy weeknight meal the flavour from...

Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Sun-dried Tomato-Caper Sauce 1

Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Sun-dried Tomato-Caper Sauce

This Pan Fried Fish Fillets is served with salty acidic tomatoey sauce made from sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic and onions, a light meal that is easy to make. Fish in my personal opinion is already tasty regardless of how you cook them whether is poaching, frying, in soups or baked these versatile...