Monthly Archive: October 2016

Aligue and Prawn Pasta 1 1

National Pasta Day

Do you know that there are more than 600 pasta shapes? Can you count how many of them you tried? Do you know it is the National Pasta Day today? Well if not, now you know and let’s celebrate todays date with this post. Pasta is one of the popular...

Pork and Dried Shrimp Congee 2 5

Pork and Dried Shrimp Congee

Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in Asia in fact this is similar to serving rice, pasta and tortilla where an array of meats and vegetables can be added to it. Congee can be eaten anytime of the day but the most popular one is during breakfast where...

Al's Deli Donuts (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 9 3

Al’s Deli Donuts (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We did ate here before trying their savoury offerings like poutine, burgers and even steak and chicken, then I said I will be back for their donuts and I did, with a vengeance! Who does not want to that? Just look at their offering and I can assure you that...

Filipino Tamales (Bubuto) 1 8

Filipino Tamales (Bubuto)

Tamales like most of us know is a popular Mexican dish, but did you know there is a Filipino version of it? While Philippines cuisine is usually associated with the Spanish cuisine did you know that Mexico has an influence as well? Champorado, avocado, azucena, cereza / aratilis, sayote, tsokolate,...

Good George Beer Tasting (Hamilton, New Zealand) 26 0

Good George Brewing & Dining Hall (Hamilton, New Zealand)

As promised last week here is the part two of the Good George Brewery Tour, if you have not read the first part I suggest you do so before reading this. Like I said I divided this story into two where the first will showcase the brewery tour and for...

Bibingkang Malagkit 1 1

Bibingkang Malagkit

The Philippines have a lot of rice cakes to offer and I guess every province in the Philippines have their own specialty from suman to cassava cakes even royal bibingka and patupat you name it Philippines have it. Our rice cake for today is what we call Bibingkang malagkit while...

White Bean, Bacon, and Pork Soup with Thyme 1 3

White Bean, Bacon, and Pork Soup with Thyme

I guess it was quite a long time we did something freestyle but sometimes you run out of ideas and the only ideas that can come to mind is something impromptu that you can cook with whatever you have. These impromptu situations can give you surprising results like our recipe...

Good George Beer Tasting (Hamilton, New Zealand) 20 0

Good George Beer Tasting (Hamilton, New Zealand)

We spent a lot of time in this place, in fact we did have two straight days with them, first was the dinner and the beer tasting then the next day where we had our lunch. This can be a very long post hence I will divide it into two...

Grilled Pork with Cracked Pepper Sauce 1 6

Grilled Pork with Cracked Pepper Sauce

Peppercorn sauce or Steak au poivre is a type of sauce where creamed sauce together with butter, occasionally liquor (wine, cognac or brandy) and spices are prepared with lots of peppercorn usually black ones are used but green, red and pink are now getting popular. This type of sauce originated...

Vauxhall (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1 1

Vauxhall (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I never gave attention to this place before even though I had seen it over and over again when we visit Milford Mall maybe because it is secluded in the dark corner of the mall away from any sunlight. It may not be a good spot to have something to...