July 2017

Buttered Vegetables 1

Buttered Vegetables

Buttered Vegetables is a simple dish of steamed or boiled vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and peas dressed in seasoned melted butter Perhaps this is the simplest side dish you can ever make, just choose any vegetables you like, cook them then dress with melted butter. It’s not just...

Yosenabe 1

Yosenabe

Yosenabe is a Japanese soup dish named by combining of two words “Yose” which means “putting together” and “Nabe” for “cooking pot”. The last time I had one is in a karaoke bar in Osaka early this year, it was winter there and this was one of the most appropriate...

The Ship Inn (Brisbane, Australia) 2

The Ship Inn (Brisbane, Australia)

I have my fair share of travel in Australia, with my current job, I have the opportunity to travel there once in a while. While Australia is a very safe country, when I see dangerous animal posts like opening a toilet bowl seat with a large spider inside, large snake...

Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka 1

Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka

Shakshuka in its most basic form is just a dish of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions where eggs are poached on top of it prior to serving. Shakshuka in its most basic form is just a dish of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions where eggs are poached on top of...

Harajuku Gyoza (Brisbane, Australia) 1

Harajuku Gyoza (Brisbane, Australia)

This year has been crazy for me in terms of travelling, with a mixture of work and personal travel since January I was out of the country for 5 times. Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii and twice in Australia while its quite draining, I love it because travelling is one of...

Copycat Alley Restaurant Oxtail Soup 2

Copycat Alley Restaurant Oxtail Soup

Copycat Alley Restaurant Oxtail Soup is a soup made with oxtails simmered slowly with orange peel, ginger, shiitake, dried dates and star anise. Back from my trip in Hawaii I saw this video Righteous Bites Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri and one of the dishes he featured...

Lechon Macau 1

Lechon Macau

Filipino Chinese Style Crispy Roast pork cooked in garlic and onions spiced with Chinese spices like star anise and five spice powder Crispy pork anyone? I guess most Asians consider this one of the best ways you can make with pork, tender savoury meat topped with a crispy skin and...

Cafe 63 (Brisbane, Australia) 2

Cafe 63 (Brisbane, Australia)

When I go for a business trip in Brisbane I always prefer to stay at Swiss Belhotel, it’s a really good business hotel, modern, clean, large and the rooms have complete amenities but its lacking one thing, the breakfast buffet restaurant that family hotels commonly have. Though it does not...

Ginisang Sayote, Hipon at Giniling 1

Ginisang Sayote, Hipon at Giniling

Ginisang Sayote, Hipon at Giniling is a Filipino vegetable dish made with sauteed chayote in onions and garlic with prawns and minced meat. Sayote, Choko, Chayote, Vegetable Pear or Mango Squash it’s one of those vegetables that we seldom have because its popular here in New Zealand and it is...

Dragon Boat Restaurant (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

During my stays in Hong Kong we nearly have yum cha for lunch on a regular basis, I just can’t get enough of it. This small bite size morsels are a delight for most of your senses, taste, sight, smell and feeling. These places were abundant there but here in...