Monthly Archive: August 2015

Picadillo de Chayote 1 5

Picadillo de Chayote

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 and what we are posting today is one of them. Adding or using chayote in picadillo gives it a different flavour...

Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Garlic Sauce 1 1

Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Garlic Sauce

Sometimes there are days you want to go meat free but you still need some chunkiness in your dinner well this is a quick solution for you, a dish really simple and easy to prepare the Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Sauce. Broccoli and Shiitake in Oyster Sauce is a...

Vivace (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1 2

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 6

Pinais na Hipon

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, I was wrong and realized it after I saw this post from Lalaine at Kawaling Pinoy. After reading her article I said I...

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup 1 3

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup

For the Westerns there is a saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, we’ll have you ever wondered what’s the Eastern counterpart? If you don’t then let me introduce you the Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup. Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup is not your typical chicken soup, it’s a classic...

Cheese Puto 1 4

Cheese Puto

Puto may be an obscene word in other languages but in Philippines it’s a term for these innocent looking cute little steamed cake served as is, topped with cheese, topped with salted duck eggs or both. It can be served with butter or grated fresh coconut on the side and...

Chunky Pork and Vegetable Soup 1 2

Chunky Pork and Vegetable Soup

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 supposed to dine out but all of a sudden laziness kicked in, at the same time it was quite cold outside so we decided to...

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Ramen Takara Japanese Noodle House (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Last week we featured Tanpopo Ramen this time we will have some ramen again but in Ramen Takara Japanese Noodle House. There are two branches for this ramen place but we tried the Brown Bay Branch this time. We dined in here dinner time and on a weekday, having said...

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta 1 11

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 to....

Kinulob na Manok 1 3

Kinulob na Manok

I am sure the use of ovens was not a traditional Filipino cooking method, I can’t even think of any dishes that uses it apart from pandesal, because of this Filipinos before used a lot of ingenious ways to cook similarly how ovens cook food. We can see this ingenuity...