Monthly Archive: May 2016

Chicken Divan 1 2

Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan is a chicken casserole made out of broccoli, almonds and Mornay sauce. It’s one of the staple dishes cooked at home during the 1960’s when it started to become popular. Today making this is quite different unlike how it used to, now recipes out there uses mostly ready-made...

8 Colours Korean BBQ Buffet (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1 3

8 Colours Korean BBQ Buffet (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We just recently discovered this place when we were looking for another Korean barbecue restaurant in the Takapuna area, initially we were destined to be on one of them but stumbled upon this place and luckily we did as during the time of our visit this was nearly new and...

Pabellon Criollo 2 2

Pabellon Criollo

Within the Caribbean the rice, meat, bean and plantain combination is quite popular hence you have the Bandeja Paisa from Columbia, Casado from Costa Rica, La Bandera Dominicana from Dominican Republic and this Pabellon Criollo from Venezuela. This dish even influenced Philippines hence we have something similar called Arroz ala Cubana. Pabellón criollo...

Seolleongtang 1 10

Seolleongtang

Seolleongtang is a type of Korean soup dish made out of beef bones with brisket or other tough cuts cooked for a very long time in low heat. In its simplest form water, beef and onions are the only ingredients used to prepare this dish, the long cooking process is...

Coq au Vin 1 3

Coq au Vin

Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken traditionally cooked in Burgundy wine with lardons, mushrooms, onions and different spices. Though Burgundy wine is the most popular version of this dish several regions in France also have its own version using the wines they manufacture, hence versions like Vin...

Genta Japanese Izakaya (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 6 2

Genta Japanese Izakaya (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

There are tons of Japanese restaurants in Auckland and most of them are all good mostly because unlike other cuisines I notice they only employ their own nationals giving that authenticity on what they are serving. Though there are several establishments who pretends to be one, we rarely dine in...

Creamy Mushrooms 1 4

Creamy Mushrooms

Mushrooms are easy to love, these earthy savoury morsels is the middle ground between vegetables and meat so it easily pleases the most. There are many ways of cooking this and usually the simpler ones are the best as it does not mask its lovely flavours, like the garlic butter...

Geera Pork 1 4

Geera Pork

This is the first time I am posting a Trinidad and Tobago or Trinbagonian dish, in fact our recipe for today is the first dish from that cuisine that I ever tried. Trinbagonian cuisine is quite new to me, due to the fact that it is not so popular in...

Chicken Marbella 1 0

Chicken Marbella

Inspired by the Spanish and Moroccan cuisine this American classic is one of the best dishes the American cuisine that offered the world. You can see the influences in this dish where dried fruits represents is Moroccan origin while olives and capers came from the Mediterranean region. Created by Sheila...