Monthly Archive: June 2016

Satueed Carrots in Sesame Oil 2 0

Satueed Carrots in Sesame Oil

Meat dishes on its own is not complete without any side dishes and there are lot of recipes out there that can pair really well with your favourite meat from buttered corn, buttered peas, buttered vegetable, mashed potatoes and rice pilaf the choices are endless but have you tried a...

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Warawara (North Shore, New Zealand)

Browns Bay have a lot of good eateries and this was one of them, unlike the others where is this is visible from the main street this place is located inside the parking lot near the Bay View Road so you will not be able to spot this easily when...

Shimu Yu 1 2

Shimu Yu

Shimu Yu or Milkfish Soup is a Southern Taiwanese specialty where milkfish is cooked in a wonderful broth infused with ginger, miso and scallions. Imagine this to be somewhere between pesa and sinigang sa miso, it’s a delicate soup that will surely warm you up. Milkfish for those who haven’t...

Tteokbokki 1 3

Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki I guess is one of the most popular Korean dish after Kimchi and Bulgogi, it’s a traditional street food made out of soft rice cake, sliced fish cakes and sometimes boiled eggs served on a sweet red chili sauce called gochujang. Like some of the popular dishes in Korea...

Adobo sa Puti 1 3

The Endless Varieties of Adobo

What is this Philippine Adobo? Have you even tried it? Well Adobo for starters is the Philippines national dish and it is usually made with pork or chicken stewed in soy sauce and vinegar alongside a hefty amount of garlic, black peppercorns and bay leaves. Flavours can differ based on...

Cochinita Pibil 1 2

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita pibil or cochinita con achiote is a traditional Mexican dish made out of banana leaf wrapped slow roasted pork marinated in citrus juice seasoned with annatto seeds. It’s one of the Mexican dishes with the Mayan origin, originating in the Yucatán Peninsula this dish was traditionally made with suckling...

Chop Chop Noodle House (Auckland, New Zealand) 7 3

Chop Chop Noodle House (Auckland, New Zealand)

Chop Chop Noodle House & Whiskey Bar is an Asian fusion restaurant located in Ponsonby Central, they serve noodle dishes where Eastern ingredients meets the West, like bacon and fried chicken in ramen noodle type of dishes. It’s an odd combination but trust me it works, think of it like...

Puto Ube 1 2

Puto Ube

Puto Ube like most puto is a steamed cake that can either be made with rice flour or just the usual all-purpose flour, it is easy to distinguish compared to most due to its vibrant purple colour coming from its main ingredient called ube or purple yam. The taste will...

Fig, Walnut and Goats Cheese Feta Tarte Tatin 1 3

Fig, Walnut and Goats Cheese Feta Tarte Tatin

Figs and Goats Cheese is a tried and tested combination you will find it in salads, appetizers or even pastries, the natural sweetness of the fruit against the salty feta explodes into this wonderful mixture of flavours that complements each other. Several weeks ago my colleague who supplies me a...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken 2 2

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Ever wondered how to make your fried chicken crispy, juicy and very tasty like the ones you get from the fast food stores? Well for most it’s not a secret anymore but for others they still seek for that ingredient that makes the fried chicken so magical. If you haven’t...