August 2017

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang 1

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang is a side salad dish of daikon radish, tomato and red onions served on vinegar bagoong dressing. There are many Filipino Side Salads but I can make only some of them due to the ingredients available here in New Zealand, so far, we have the following:...

Pho Bien (North Shore City, New Zealand) 5

Pho Bien (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I like discovering hidden places like this, unpopular underrated establishments that needed to be known. I might be wrong but I am speaking for the majority, since places like this can be popular with the nationals of the foreign cuisine they represent. Pho Bien is located in a quite hard...

Paksiw na Pata Batangas Style 1

Paksiw na Pata Batangas Style

Paksiw na Pata Batangas Style is a type of paksiw where pork leg and knuckles are cooked in a simple mixture of vinegar, garlic and onions. Paksiw na Pata Batangas Style is a type of paksiw where pork leg and knuckles are cooked in a simple mixture of vinegar, garlic...

Japanese Cream Stew 1

Japanese Cream Stew

Japanese Cream Stew is a dish prepared with chicken, pork or fish together with broccoli, mushroom, potatoes and carrots on a creamy thick sauce. Cream stew is a popular Japanese dish usually found in family style restaurants, in fact it was so popular I seen this a lot of times...


Sunrise Kitchen (North Shore City, New Zealand) 4

Sunrise Kitchen (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Like I mentioned before we would want to try all of the restaurants here in Corinthian Drive and now here is one of them, Sunrise Kitchen. This place is conveniently located right in the middle of this row of restaurants and like most cuisines in the place it is Asian,...

Manhattan Clam Chowder 1

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder is a tomato based chowder made with clams, tomatoes and vegetables basically similar preparation as a normal clam chowder. Manhattan Clam Chowder is a tomato based chowder made with clams, tomatoes and vegetables basically similar as a normal clam chowder but instead of cream or milk tomatoes...

Cross Roads Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

Cross Roads Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Cafe culture here in Auckland is quite big this is due to the fact that Kiwis love coffee and many of us are connoisseurs of this black beverage. Kiwis will go a long way just to get this daily caffeine fix hence there are many cafes around Auckland that can...

Porcetta 2

Porcetta

Porcetta is an Italian pork roasted to crispy perfection, seasoned with garlic, rosemary, fennel, chillies and other herbs served in a crusty bread bun. I saw this dish on the TV and it’s a travel show that I can’t remember but what I do remember is that the minute I...

Spicy Chicken and Mango Salsa Soft Tacos 2

Spicy Chicken and Mango Salsa Soft Tacos

Spicy Chicken and Mango Salsa Soft Tacos is a dish of spicy grilled chicken with creamy mayonnaise and sweet, tangy spicy mango salsa wrapped in a soft taco Well I am not sure if there is such thing as a leftover grilled chicken, because in our place this never happens...