Monthly Archive: December 2016

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta 1 2

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

When I first saw this dish I had doubts whether mayonnaise will work this a full on pasta dish, I thought it would be so rich two mouthful will be enough, I was wrong and luckily I tried it now I have a third sauce that I can use on...

Al Forno Italian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4 1

Al Forno Italian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

There are many restaurants in Takapuna and like I said before we are challenging ourselves to try them all and post only those we like in here. We had tried several already like Mamak, Sal’s, Myeong Dong, Eight Colours, Bian Sushi and Donburi and Sake Bar Nippon to name some...

Sambal Chicken 1 1

Sambal Chicken

I hated this when I first tried it in Malaysia because it was so spicy hot but as I slowly learned their cuisine I started to love it and crave for it, in fact my Mamak plate order is not complete without this and two pieces of roti canai. Many years...

Musashi Japanese Cuisine (North Shore City, New Zealand) 9 2

Musashi Japanese Cuisine (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Our quest for finding the best affordable Japanese restaurant have brought us to this place, the Musashi Japanese Cuisine. Located at Milford this was recently discovered by my wife and it was a good one. We came here on a lunch time so we ordered some lunch sets. Most Japanese...

Yema Cake 2 2

Yema Cake

Yema cake is not a traditional Filipino cake but rather a new creation that most probably have been created less than 20 years ago. I never seen this cake when I was a young and only showed up in the last couple of years, I first saw it on blogs...

Arroz ala Valenciana 1 1

Arroz ala Valenciana

Arroz ala Valenciana is one of the dishes back in the Philippines with a Spanish origin, it resembles a Paella but it’s not from the paella but from a similarly named dish. The Spanish and Filipino version may look similar but in the Philippines we use coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or...

Boracay Garden Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4 1

Boracay Garden Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This place just recently opened and I guess I was one of the last Filipino here in Auckland to try it, most of the Filipino I know tried it and raved about it but now its my time to give them a shot. We just passed by this place after...

Crispy Dinuguan 1 4

Crispy Dinuguan

I always get excited when I meet someone who just freshly arrived from the Philippines, why? Because I haven’t been back since 2003 and I don’t know what Philippines do look right now compared to when I left. Thirteen years is quite a long time and in a country where...

Chocolate Revel Bars 2 3

Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars is a type of chewy crunchy dessert / snack made with oats, nuts, chocolates and condensed milk, it’s one of the best thing you can make with oatmeal. From the name alone you know this will be good as revel means “To take great pleasure or delight”,...

Eggnog 1 3

Eggnog

Six more days and its Christmas (5 for Filipinos ) and I know a lot of you are already cramming for recipes on what to prepare for that special event, if you don’t have it yet then I made a post before on my suggestions especially if you are into...