Monthly Archive: June 2017

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad 2 2

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad

When you visit Hawaii and eat their local dishes like Kalua pig, Loco Moco and Garlic Shrimp Scampi you will be served with rice plus another carbohydrate dish in form of Macaroni Salad. This macaroni salad is not like the ones you usually have where ingredients like chicken, raisins, pineapple,...

Cakes and Ladders (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4 2

Cakes and Ladders (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a totally unique cafe and love board games then this place is for you. It’s a cafe where you can play different board games, 400 as of this date and counting. So, if you are into German-style board games like Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride,...

Chicken Wings and Bean Stew 1 5

Chicken Wings and Bean Stew

Chicken Wings and Bean Stew is a Mexican inspired dish of chicken wings cooked with red kidney beans and butter beans on a chilli cumin spiced tomato based sauce. Think of it as an Asian style chilli where meat is cooked with bones in which gives it more flavour and...

Gina's Italian Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 3 2

Gina’s Italian Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I’ve tried a lot of pizza and pasta in Italy from the cheap ones to the gourmet ones and the difference on price doesn’t really dictate the flavour and texture, what I noticed is that the €5.00 pizza is not really that far from the €50.00 pizza. I think Italians...

Rabo Encendido 1 2

Rabo Encendido

Rabo Encendido is a Cuban dish of oxtails cooked slowly with vegetables like capsicums, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and onions spiced with allspice, nutmeg and chillies. Other modern versions include cocoa powder, celery, and chipotle but in its most traditional style these ingredients were never used. Old recipes were quite hot...

Porbidang Kangkong 1 7

Porbidang Kangkong

Porbidang Kangkong is a popular dish in Bacolod made with kangkong leaves cooked in chillies and coconut milk. Think of it as a cleaner on the palate version of the laing, its similarly spicy but since it uses kangkong leaves it has that mellow flavour to it if comparing to...

Bird on a Wire (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 9 2

Bird on a Wire (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We’ve been wanting to try this place for the longest time but every time we have a chance to do so something crops up not until now. We have friends to told us to try this place, we even met someone who worked as a chef here and most of...

Miso Glazed Salmon 1 3

Miso Glazed Salmon

We are such lucky we live in a place where waters are very clean and in pristine condition hence we enjoy the best seafood our oceans and lakes have to offer, from the popular New Zealand mussels, Bluff Oysters, Snappers, Paua (Abalone) and Mount Cook Salmons we have the best...

Minna No Yakitori (Nara, Japan) 6 0

Minna No Yakitori (Nara, Japan)

After a train ride from Osaka to Nara we stopped by on the Nara JR Station and saw this delicious looking chicken stand inside the building. It was still mid-morning but the scent and sight the chicken on display is very tempting enough so we decided to get some for...

Lime and Garlic Gurnard Fillets 1 2

Lime and Garlic Gurnard Fillets

Last week I saw these nice gurnard fillets at our fishmonger, usually they are expensive but this time the price was quite reasonable hence I grabbed some. It was an unplanned purchase hence I don’t have any menus created for it, was thinking of frying it but its good with...