Monthly Archive: January 2017

Angie's Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2 1

Angie’s Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I love discovering places like this down to earth restaurants that serves home cooked style rustic dishes that does prepare food as close as it was traditionally prepared. Places like this has more appeal to me than fancy and expensive restaurants since this are rare than finding the latter. For...

Hainan Chicken Chop 1 1

Hainan Chicken Chop

Hainan Chicken Chop is a dish of crispy fried chicken chop served and drenched in onion gravy with fried potatoes, tomatoes and mixed vegetables. Just basing on the name you will instantly think that this dish is of Chinese origin, partly true because it was the Hainan people who created...

Jee Jee Marinade Chicken 1 4

Jee Jee Marinade Chicken

Jee Jee Marinade Chicken is a dish that I really don’t know what it’s made off, I just tried it on one of the Chinese restaurant near my work then asked a Chinese colleague what it is, surprisingly he did not know what was it as well. Chinese cuisine is...

Marco's Grill (North Shore City, New Zealand) 7 1

Marco’s Grill (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We’ve been having a lot of Asian food lately when we dine out that is why this time were trying something different for a change, this time its Mediterranean. This place is quite new when we first dined in here, and I guess up to this date it is still...

Stir Fried Green Vegetables in Oyster Sauce and Butter 1 3

Stir Fried Green Vegetables in Oyster Sauce and Butter

Stir Fried Green Vegetables in Oyster Sauce and Butter as the name suggest is a dish made of mixed greens like broccoli, sugar snap peas, bok choy, peas and spring onions. This dish perhaps is the greenest dish I ever made, almost all of the elements here are green apart...

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Industry Zen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I heard good raves about this viaduct restaurant, its Instagram worthy photos are getting viral at least on this part of the globe, their presentation is quite up there if compared to other Japanese restaurants here in Auckland that is why one we turned up at this place but we...

Sinigang na Sinangag 1 4

Sinigang na Sinangag

When I first heard this Sinigang na Sinangag I was quite sceptical on whether the combination of Sinigang and Sinangag will work as they are two totally different dish where one is a soup and another is a fried rice. That’s not the only problem as the flavour profiles of...

Kaldereta with Peanut Butter 1 2

Kaldereta with Peanut Butter

I never tried adding peanut butter with my Kaldereta, it never even crossed my mind until one of my Filipino colleage asked me if I put peanut butter when I prepare one. That question sparked curiosity and the weekend after that disucssion I cooked our Kaldereta with peanut butter and...

Queen Bean Espresso (Brisbane, Australia) 4 0

Queen Bean Espresso (Brisbane, Australia)

I never thought of combining pulled pork and eggs benedict together that is why when I first saw it here at Queen Bean Espresso on one of the breakfast mornings when I was in Brisbane I never hesitated to order them. Its such a clever combo but will it work?...

Stir Fried Pork and Courgettes 1 3

Stir Fried Pork and Courgettes

Chinese cooking is like Chemistry, it looks complicated but in reality if you stick with two elements and finding the right combination then you’re all sorted. A lot of simple Chinese stir fry dishes consists only of a vegetable and a meat the seasonings, herbs and spices are usually generic...