Monthly Archive: March 2016

Kalamay sa Latik 1 5

Kalamay sa Latik

Of all the rice cakes in the Philippines this perhaps is the odd one out as most of them are served dry or with a dipping sauce where you can consume it just either by using your hands or with a banana leaf, this rice cake can’t be served on...

Pok Pok Thai (Auckland CDB, New Zealand) 7 4

Pok Pok Thai (Auckland CDB, New Zealand)

I’ve been wanting to try this place for quite some time now but schedule could get in the way until now. Located in the popular street called K’ Road in Auckland, this place is sandwiched between multicultural restaurants and strip clubs but apart from the hustle and bustle of this...

Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice 1 5

Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice

If you’re looking for a light but satisfying side salad for your grilled meat, then this Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice is perfect for you. It’s like an all in one meal where you have your salad, cheese and carbs from the rice, definitely a dish...

Ginisang Repolyo 1 1

Ginisang Repolyo

One of the vegetables that I always have a leftover are cabbages. You can’t blame me as these veggies are quite huge and just a quarter of them is enough for most dishes served for a small family. On the good side cabbages are quite a versatile ingredient as you...

Copycat Sausage McMuffins 1 3

Copycat Sausage McMuffins

Believe it or not I love McDonalds Sausage McMuffins complete with eggs and cheese, in fact this is my favourite menu item in that Golden Arches restaurant. I remember back in my university days I always made sure I had this once in a week and be in McDonalds before...

Boeuf à la Mode 1 2

Boeuf à la Mode

Boeuf à la mode is a French dish prepared by browning tough cuts of beef then braised in herb infused red wine and tomatoes. Basically it is similar to the American pot roast but cooked with French herbs and ingredients. It is one of the oldest recipes in French history that still exists...

Miann (Auckland CDB, New Zealand) 1 2

Miann (Auckland CDB, New Zealand)

Thanks to Instagram we got introduced to this place, a discovery after my wife saw their scrumptious desserts posted by Aucklanders. After having a dinner in the city we managed to drop by this place at Fort St. At first we thought they had moved as it’s near the end...

Tomato, Basil, Ham Quiche 1 5

Tomato, Basil, Ham Quiche

We often stock frozen puff pastry at home and we found this really convenient as they come really handy when making quiche, Danishes or even twists. From pies and tarts, you name it you can do it with puff pastry anytime you feel like having sweets nor savoury made at home. At...

Machaca 1 5

Machaca

Machaca is a Mexican dish where dried meats like beef or pork is re-hydrated and pounded then cooked in liquid and spices until really tender. The use of dried meats is considered as the traditional method during the old times meat dehydration was the popular form of preservation but with...

Chicken Pork Adobo 1 5

Chicken Pork Adobo

Adobo is so popular in the Philippines there are a lot of variations of it from different sauces, different meats and even vegetarian versions. It’s a taste that is very Filipino, the salty sour and sweet flavour is a perfect taste to match with a freshly cooked rice. Not just...