May 2016

Chicken Divan 1

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. Chicken Divan is a chicken casserole made out of broccoli, almonds and Mornay sauce. It’s one of the...

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

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

Pabellon Criollo

Pabellón criollo is a Venezuelan dish made out of rice and beans accompanied with pulled beef flavoured with peppers, tomatoes and sometimes cumin. At its most basic form this dish is only served with rice, beans and the meat but common additions are fried plantain slices called “tajadas” and/or a...

Seolleongtang 1

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

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

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

Creamy Mushrooms

Today’s recipe is one of those simple ones and we are just calling it Creamy Mushrooms. This dish like the name suggests consists of cream and mushrooms infused with flavours of garlic, thyme, oregano and pepper. Mushrooms are easy to love, these earthy savoury morsels is the middle ground between...

Geera Pork 1

Geera Pork

Geera Pork is a dish made out of bite sized pieces of pork cooked with cumin seeds and pepper then seasoned with other ingredients like pimientos, cilantro, garlic, onions and chillies. This is the first time I am posting a Trinidad and Tobago or Trinbagonian dish, in fact our recipe...

Chicken Marbella 1

Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella is a dish made out of chicken cooked with prunes, olives, capers, white wine, brown sugar, garlic and oregano in white wine is a perfect combination of flavours, savoury chicken, salty olives and capers with sweet prunes and sugar definitely complements each other’s flavour profile. Inspired by the...