March 2018

Taisan 1

Taisan

Taisan, anybody who grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s would know this classic cake popularized by Goldilocks’, a very soft sponge loaf cake that has close similarities to mamon, usually sprinkled with sugar on top and sometimes with grated cheese. This type of food reminds me of my...

Filipino Cuisine Cooking Methods 1

Filipino Cuisine Cooking Methods

There are many Filipino Cuisine Cooking Methods out there but if you stick with the basics then it learning the Filipino cuisine will be quite easy, its just a combination of procedures and basic ingredients. Philippine cuisine is quite simple once you understand how it work, it just looks complicated...

Shredded Pork with Mixed Vegetables 2

Shredded Pork with Mixed Vegetables

Shredded Pork with Mixed Vegetables is a simple Chinese inspired stir fried dish of pork thinly sliced into matchstick sizes cooked together with bean sprouts, cabbage, green beans and carrots One of the fastest way to cook your stir fries is to make sure your ingredients are thinly sliced specially...

New Orleans Backbone Stew 1

New Orleans Backbone Stew

New Orleans Backbone Stew is a Louisiana style stew prepared with pork bones specifically back bones slowly cooked in with onions, celery, capsicum/bell pepper and garlic together with dark roux. I think I have been watching a lot of old series of Anthony Bourdains No Reservations, I listed a lot...


Smoked Salmon Scrambled Egg 1

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Egg

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Egg is a type of scrambled eggs prepared with smoked salmon and spring onions. A simple breakfast item that you can cook in less than ten minutes. Making breakfasts can be daunting, especially for the untrained it will be a task waking up early and preparing for...

Kai Eatery (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 3

Kai Eatery (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

The first time I tried Taiwanese Breaded Chicken or Ji-Pai was in a Pasar Malam in Malaysia and I was so surprised that the chicken part used in this street food was chicken breast, it was so juicy and tasty, a which is the opposite of what a badly cooked...

Egg Yolk Cookies 1

Egg Yolk Cookies

For some reason you have a lot of leftover egg yolks because you just made some pavlova, meringue or Angel Food cake, now you don’t want to make the usual creme brulee or creme caramel, what would you do? Well I have a solution for you and it’s in a...

Yu Tea (Waitakere City, New Zealand) 2

Yu Tea (Waitakere City, New Zealand)

Asian dessert and drink places are getting popular nowadays here in Auckland hence places like Momotea, Meet Fresh, Fresh Cafe, Snow Man and Mellow are always packed with patrons even late at night. We too love places like these, the desserts and drinks match perfectly to our taste preferences. Like...

Thai Coconut Red Curry with Prawns 1

Thai Coconut Red Curry with Prawns

Thai Coconut Red Curry with Prawns is a Thai dish prepared with prawns and vegetables like carrots and green beans served in a coconut curry sauce infused with red curry paste. Couple of days ago I saw these enormous prawns at our local supermarket, it was cheap specially for its...