March 2017

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Dinaldalem

Dinaldalem is an Ilocano dish prepared with pork meat, pork liver, chickpeas and red capsicum cooked in soy sauce and vinegar. I lived in Baguio from 1991 to 1995 and I easily fell in love with its cuisine, the vegetables and the use of offal is what makes this cuisine...

Eating On The Cheap In Japan 9

Eating On The Cheap In Japan

Japan is an expensive place, that’s what most of us knew until I visited it last Holiday season. Before experiencing Japan, I was under the impression that food is expensive there, well that is partly true specially if you don’t know where to go but if you buy your food...

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Steak Diane

Steak Diane is a dish made from Pan fried beef steaks served with flambéed pan juices. Steak Diane is a dish made from Pan fried beef steaks served with flambéed pan juices. It is named after the Roman goddess of the hunt “Diana” and has been used for various game-related...

Spacca Alberta (Lucua Mall, Osaka, Japan) 6

Spacca Alberta (Lucua Mall, Osaka, Japan)

If there is one thing to hate in Japan it has to be dining in busy places because you have to queue for quite a while before you can eat. In New Zealand this rarely happens and this phenomenon only exists in very popular restaurants on very special days and...

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Sinigang sa Pakwan

Sinigang sa Pakwan like the name suggest, it’s a sinigang but with pakwan added (watermelon), it still uses the same tamarind souring agent but with the addition of other ingredients that contributes to its fresh taste like the ginger and lemongrass. Sinigang is a Filipino sour soup dish prepared with...

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Ribollita

Ribollita is a very famous Tuscan soup made with leftover bread and mixed vegetables like cannellini beans, kale, carrots, tomatoes and onion to name some. Ribollita is a very famous Tuscan soup made with leftover bread and mixed vegetables like cannellini beans, kale, carrots, tomatoes and onion to name some....

Fried Pork and Beef Meatballs 1

National Meatball Day

On this day March 9th we recognize one of the great American food holidays, the National Meatball Day. To celebrate this day we will be posting a round up today of different meatballs you can enjoy on this special occasion. Let’s start with the basics, meatball on its simplest form...

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Potato Skins

Potato skins is a dish popular in America meant to be eaten as a snack or appetizer. Commonly this dish is made of unpeeled potato halves, hollowed and filled with crispy bacon bits, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives. Twice cooked where it is first boiled or baked then...

Honke Sakura-mochi Kotokiki Chaya (Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan) 2

Honke Sakura-mochi Kotokiki Chaya (Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)

Arashiyama and its surroundings is the best place you can visit if you are in the Kyoto area, it’s a totally different sights compared to most of Japan. Instead of a concrete jungle this place offers a lot of nature and old temples / shrines. Of all the regions I...

Grilled Pork with Peach Salsa 2

Grilled Pork with Peach Salsa

Last days of summer here New Zealand and we are just making the most of it, there are many ways to enjoy these last days like going to the beach, drinking ice cold beer with friends and eat grilled meats while you can like our recipe for today. Using fruits...