Monthly Archive: December 2016

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Menestra

Menestra is a classic Spanish vegetable soup dish prepared with different Mediterranean vegetables like artichokes, Manzanilla olives and white beans as a base then spiced up with some paprika and sherry vinegar. From here you can add other vegetables of your choice but traditionally asparagus, mushrooms, capsicum, beans and peas...

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Puhoi Valley Cafe and Cheese Store (Puhoi, New Zealand)

What’s good with New Zealand is that good remote places are really not that far, for example if you live in a metro area like Auckland in one hour or less you can be in a totally different place like a beach, forest, waterfalls or a nice cafe that is...

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Fried Fish Gua Bao

Gua Bao or “Taiwanese hamburgers” is such a versatile steamed bun, like most breads you can basically fill it with anything and it would work. Its popular with pork bellies but it is also amazing with pulled pork, fried chicken, pork ribs, tofu and even bacon and egg. Today we will...

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Airline Food – Qantas

Last week we shared my Emirates experience, that was the airlines I used going to Sydney now going back from Australia was a different story as I will be departing form Brisbane hence I had Qantas instead. Qantas is not a bad plane but it is not as the same...

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Paklay

In Philippines there are no animal innards left uneaten from heart, lungs, stomach and even blood there are many ways to cook them. I know they sound gross but if you eat processed meats like braun, pate, haslet, some sausages, some hotdogs or even gelatine then you definitely had consumed...

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Lumpiang Gulay

Lumpiang Gulay is a type of spring roll filled with vegetables such as cabbages, carrots and green beans usually dipped in spicy vinegar. This is a popular dish back home in the Philippines in fact it is sold almost everywhere like street food carts and carinderias, usually consumed as a...

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Airline Food – Emirates

I had my fair share of travel and I have been flying for work and personal reasons since the really stages of my career (ca 2000) but I never had documented any of it, I just wish I did as I had tried a lot of different airlines like Cathay,...

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Grilled Pork, Fennel and Apples

Tired of your old grilled pork? Why not spice it up with some apples and fennel but have you ever wondered why this fruit is associated with this meat? Let’s start even before the pork is cooked, during the old days’ pigs were left to graze in apple orchards where...

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Zealong Tea Estate (Hamilton, New Zealand)

If you want a quiet, serene spot a team conference then this place might be good for you. Zealong Tea Estate has two venues for functions like conferences first is the Vista which can house 300 guests for cocktails and another one is the Pavilion which can cater up to...

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Tinolang Shell Fish

There no seafood that can represent the flavour or the ocean than this two shellfish., the clams and mussels. This two seafood are a key ingredient in any seafood dishes like soups and stews as they give so much flavour. to the dish. Today we are making it on its...