August 2015

Picadillo de Chayote 1

Picadillo de Chayote

Picadillo de Chayote is a picadillo dish prepared with chayote, minced meat and other vegetables like tomatoes, corn and onions. We made some picadillo before and that was the common way we cook it in Philippines but it does not end there as there are multitude of ways cooking them...

Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Garlic Sauce 1

Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Garlic Sauce

Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Sauce is a dish made out of Broccoli and Shiitake quickly stir fried in a sweet savoury Oyster Sauce infused with garlic, it can be enjoyed on its own, with rice or even as a side dish with some meats. Sometimes there are days you...

Vivace (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Vivace (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I never knew a place this big and spacious ever existed on High St as most of the establishments here are tiny, little that I realize there can be a second floor where they can occupy such a vast area (compared to NZ standards). Vivace located just beside the small...

Pinais na Hipon 1

Pinais na Hipon

Pinais na Hipon is a dish made out of prawns, pork and coconut meat wrapped in banana leaf then cooked in coconut milk. One of my goal for this blog is to publish all of the known Filipino recipes and I thought I did it after posting 300+ Filipino recipes,...

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup 1

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup is not your typical chicken soup, it’s a classic Cantonese recovery soup that was served usually to new mothers for centuries, it was also used for people who are sick, weak or have low energy. For the Westerns there is a saying “an apple a day...

Cheese Puto 1

Cheese Puto

Cheese Puto are little steamed cakes topped with cheese. It can be served with butter or grated fresh coconut on the side and can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Puto may be an obscene word in other languages but in Philippines it’s a term for these innocent looking cute...

Chunky Pork and Vegetable Soup 1

Chunky Pork and Vegetable Soup

Chunky Pork and Vegetable Soup a soup dish made out of cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, shiitake, celery stalks and pork belly in a tomato based stock. Sometimes unplanned dinners with unusual ingredients left on your pantry makes you creative in the kitchen, take this for example. One week night we were...

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta 1

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta

This Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta is easy to make and even though its meat free it has a tons of flavours from the bursting sweet and sour cherry tomatoes, aromatic basil and umami filled Parmesan you will never search for that usual protein source you are used...

Kinulob na Manok 1

Kinulob na Manok

Kinulob na Manok is a dish nearly similar to Pinaupong manok but instead of a salt layer, liquid is added which acts as the layer between direct heat and chicken, the steam from the liquid also helps in the cooking process while the banana leaf above is used to trap...