November 2016

Tinapa Spaghetti 2

Tinapa Spaghetti

Tinapa Spaghetti is a type of Filipino pasta made with tinapa, salted duck eggs, chicharon in a rich tomato based sauce over spaghetti noodles. Spaghetti in the Philippines is quite a popular dish the spicy sweet sauce made with minced pork, sliced hotdogs and sliced ham served on spaghetti pasta...

Pinatisang Manok 1

Pinatisang Manok

Pinatisang Manok is a type of chicken soup dish more closely resembling Tinola but with less ginger and having a strong fish sauce taste. Like you I think I am also confused on what’s the difference between Tinola, Pinatisan and Nilaga, as you can see they all look alike so...

Corn Bread 1

Corn Bread

Cornbread is a type of quick bread made with cornmealand leavened with baking powder. There are many types of cornbread but on its simplest and traditional form wheat flour and sugar is a no no, instead it is made mostly with cornmeal. Cornbread is a type of quick bread made...

No1 Pancake (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

No1 Pancake (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It is called “Jeon” in Korea but you don’t have to travel all the way there just to try it, if you’re in Auckland just go to the CBD in the corner of Wellesley and Lorne Street and you will find this place. I passed by this place many times...


Cheese Pimiento 1

Cheese Pimiento

Most of the recipes out there uses Condensed Milk, we don’t and trust us this is the closest Cheese Pimiento to the commercially available one. Back in the days mom used to make a lot of this for our baon (lunch box), she opts for the home made ones as...

Mantingfang Yum Cha (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4

Mantingfang Yum Cha (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Who does not love Yum Cha, I fell in love with it all the way back when I was introduced to it when I was in Hong Kong the only problem with it you cannot crave for it any time of the day because traditionally this is served only during...

Crispy Pritong Baboy 1

Crispy Pritong Baboy

Crispy Pritong Baboy, this dish is so easy to prepare all you need is a fatty pork belly, salt and freshly ground black pepper for its most basic iteration, it is then paired with a spicy vinegar dip all you need is just a freshly cooked rice. Yeah I admit...

Chicken Pot Pie 2

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a simple dish made usually with leftover meat prepared with vegetables and a starchy sauce like gravy or mushroom soup enclosed in crust. This classic American food has been comforting a lot of us for ages, a simple dish made usually with leftover meat prepared with...

Banzai Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4

Banzai Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This small place is a hidden gem, tucked in Dominion Road together with other popular restaurants, this place is a must visit for those Japanese lovers out there. Located in a compound where small eateries are tucked together this is quite easy to miss especially at night. Parking is quite...