September 2018

Pasig Style Nilagang Pata 1

Pasig Style Nilagang Pata

Pasig Style Nilagang Pata is a dish of brothy pork knuckles thickened with fried plantains and sweet potatoes with cabbage, string beans, and colored with ‘annatto seeds One of my sources on unpopular Filipino dishes is this site called Glossary of Filipino Food, it is one of the best sites...

Velvet Burger (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Velvet Burger (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This was quite a hype several months ago and I was not one of the first ones who rode that bandwagon, though I love burgers once in a while, I never crave them plus it was quite a walk from my office so I would rather go to somewhere near....

Crispy Crablets 1

Crispy Crablets

Crispy Crablets basically are baby crabs where its shell is not as tough as its larger counterparts, similar thickness to prawns, hence when it is deep fried it will be really crispy and edible. The last time I had this was during the late 1990’s in a cocktail party I...

Refuel (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

Refuel (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for the best dining deal in town then look no further as nothing can beat this one yet, hear this one, NZ$6.50 for a buffet lunch? How does that sound? Now tell me if you can beat that. Located inside Auckland University of Technology this is...

Kerala Fish Curry 1

Kerala Fish Curry

Kerala Fish Curry or Malabar matthi curry is an Indian dish where fish like sardines are cooked in a Kerala Style curry served sometimes with vegetables like okra and onions then served with rice and/or naan, popular varieties add tamarind and coconut milk which adds more complexity to the dish....


Kare Kareng Bulalo 1

Kare Kareng Bulalo

Kare Kareng Bulalo or Bulalong Kare Kare is a dish of meaty beef leg bones called “bulalo” cooked with peanut butter and toasted rice flour in sauce that is somewhere between a soup and gravy consistency, like Kare Kare it is served with vegetables like eggplant and snake beans. Have...

Andy's Burger and Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Andy’s Burger and Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for some good burgers in Auckland with some options of good sides then look no further Andy’s Burger and Bar is here. Right smack in the middle of the CBD located inside of Sky City this place is really accessible. They serve great burgers, buffalo wings,...

Lotus Garden Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

Lotus Garden Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Lately there has been a massive surge of new restaurants in Corinthian Place in Albany, not even a year ago when we started dining in here there were just one row of food shops but now this place became really vibrant and busy. We pass by this location on a...

Kakiage 1

Kakiage

Kakiage is a Japanese dish of pan-fried sliced vegetable with prawns, battered tempura style served with a savoury sweet dip made from dashi. The Japanese and Filipino cuisine have some things in common, this is because of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines that occurred between 1942 and 1945. While...

Prawn, Chorizo and Chilli Pasta 1

Prawn, Chorizo and Chilli Pasta

Prawn, Chorizo and Chilli Pasta is a simple pasta of Prawns and Chorizo infused with chillies, garlic and paprika satueed in olive oil. Winter here down under is long gone but it is still a bit chilly sometimes, it’s supposed to be spring now but at night it can drop...