Monthly Archive: April 2016

Puto Pao 1 7

Puto Pao

Puto pao is a type of steamed mini buns made out of rice and/or all-purpose flour filled with seasoned pork then topped with salted duck eggs, think of it as a cross between siopao and puto. This steamed cake is nearly like a siopao but instead of using a yeast...

Briam 1 2

Briam

If the French have the Ratatouille, the Italians have the Caponata, the Spanish have the Pisto then the Greeks have this, the Briam. Briám (some call it Briami) is traditional Greek dish of oven baked/roasted mixed vegetables made with potatoes, aubergine, zucchini and tomatoes in olive oil seasoned with aromatic...

Nakhon Thai (North Shore City, New Zealand) 3 3

Nakhon Thai (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I went here quite some time ago and was happy that now Thai is represented in the Link drive area of North Shore. Before there where Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Malaysian and now there is a Thai restaurant. I came here on an early lunch time probably around 11:30 – 11:45...

Bistek Tagalog 1 7

Bistek Tagalog

A while back I posted Bistek Tagalog but this sparked an outrage with some mad trollers as I used pork instead of beef, in my defense I grew up with that type of bistek and I also knew some of my friends family who prepares it similarly so for me...

Kutsinta 1 9

Kutsinta

Kutsinta or kuchinta is an orange brownish sticky jelly textured rice cake made from a mix of rice flour (sometimes mixed with all-purpose flour), sugar and lye water served with freshly grated coconuts. This rice cake is one of the most popular rice cakes in the Philippines and every morning...

You won’t believe this is an Instant Tonkotsu Ramen 3 3

You won’t believe this is an Instant Tonkotsu Ramen

I guess most of us have tried instant noodles even just once in our lives, some love them and some hate them. For haters I understand the frustration as most of the instant noodles out there is far from the texture and flavour of the real stuff but if you...

Banh Mi 2 4

Banh Mi

Bánh mì is a generic term in Vietnam for all kinds of bread, its name was derived from the words bánh for bread and mì for wheat. It is also a term used widely outside of Vietnam to refer to a type of sandwich filled with meat and vegetables found...

Squid with Olives and Butter Bean 1 4

Squid with Olives and Butter Bean

One of the best things about squid is that it can be cooked really quick which means you can have a dish prepared in no time. This dish that I adapted from Jamie Oliver is one good example of it, using canned butterbeans and fresh squid you have a really...

Takapuna Beach Store and Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand) 9 3

Takapuna Beach Store and Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We visit Takapuna regularly but I never seen this place until recently when one of our close friends introduced this place to us. Located at the end of Promenade Street on the beach side you will not notice this unless you visit the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park or have a...

Grouper Fritters and The Flavors of Florida Keys & Key West 8 1

Grouper Fritters and The Flavors of Florida Keys & Key West

A favorite destination for Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, and many more, Key West is known for its palm lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler. With a distinct mixture of cultures, the island is not only home to a strong seafood scene, but...