January 2016

Hayashi Rice 1

Hayashi Rice

Hayashi Beef, Hayashi beef rice or Hayashi rice is a yōshoku style Japanese dish containing thinly sliced beef, mushroom and onions cooked in a tomato and red wine based sauce. Hayashi Beef, Hayashi beef rice or Hayashi rice is a yōshoku style Japanese dish containing thinly sliced beef, mushroom and...

Bistek Bangus 1

Bistek Bangus

Bistek Bangus is a Filipino fish dish where fish is first pan fried then served with a sauce made out of soy sauce, calamansi and onions. Bistek is a cooking method in the Philippines where meat is first pan fried then served with a sauce made out of soy sauce,...

Lindt Sprungli (Zurich, Switzerland) 5

Lindt Sprungli (Zurich, Switzerland)

Who does not like chocolates and sweet treats? Just looking at these baked goods and confections can instantly make you happy. This was our second time here and I will still have the same reaction even on my third, fourth or fifth visits, the quality of their treats here is...

Pesang Manok 1

Pesang Manok

I am craving for a soup and since we have chicken and cabbage in the fridge, I thought I can make some Pesang manok. When making Pesa it is very common to use fish but chicken can also be an alternative. Pesa, Nilaga, Tinola and Suam. What are the differences among them? I still remember the elder...

Beef, Leeks and Mushroom Stew 1

Beef, Leeks and Mushroom Stew

I was given again a pack of vegetables which contains a variety of items that includes herbs, salad leaves and leeks. We almost consumed most of it before the week ends except for the leeks. Today I will be using the leeks in our beef stew which will give a mild sweet...

Garlic Kale Chips 1

Garlic Kale Chips

Kale Chips are crispy baked Kale leaves lightly seasoned with salt and drizzled with olive oil, a very healthy alternative to potato chips and/or corn chips. I was given a large amount of kale and had used them in lots of different recipes.  Since there are still a few left overs,...

Hooters (Zurich, Switzerland) 8

Hooters (Zurich, Switzerland)

Trust me I was here for the chicken as I heard rave reviews about it. Located in Stauffacherstrasse in Zurich, it’s quite easy to find as it is near the popular Kanzlei Flea Market and Helvetiaplatz. I guess unlike other Hooters branches in other countries that I had seen online this...

Barbecue Bacon Burgers 2

Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Barbecue Bacon Burgers are grilled burgers served on grilled burger buns with grilled bacon, crispy onions and barbecue sauce. It one of the perfect dishes to serve during summer, all you need is some grill and off you go. Barbecue Bacon Burgers are grilled burgers served on grilled burger buns...

Chinese Beef with Honey and Black Pepper Sauce

Chinese Beef with Honey and Black Pepper Sauce is a Chinese dish made out of stir fried tender beef pieces in a sweet, salty and peppery hot sauce made out of honey and black pepper. One of the quick and easy Asian style dishes you can make at home in...

Chicken Liver, Gizzard and Quail Eggs with Green Peas 1

Chicken Liver, Gizzard and Quail Eggs with Green Peas

Chicken Liver, Gizzard and Quail Eggs with Green Peas is a simple saute of chicken offal mixed with quail eggs, carrots and green peas in a mild creamy sauce. When I was young I remember I love eating chicken gizzard, for me the texture is quite interesting which makes me...