October 2018

Strawberry French Macarons 1

Strawberry French Macarons

Strawberry French Macarons is a French Style pastry made with almond flour and egg whites filled with cream cheese and strawberry jam. It was a proud parent moment when I saw my daughter patiently makes her first macaron and she nailed it. It was a very laborious process as I...

Blue 9 Beach Bar and Grill (Bali, Indonesia) 6

Blue 9 Beach Bar and Grill (Bali, Indonesia)

This place is one of the places you need to hangout in Bali if you are waiting for the sunset, a very nice place to chill and relax while waiting for the sun to touch hat blue Indian Ocean while having some local treats and a bottle of ice cold...

Pasta with Braised Pork, Red Wine and Pancetta 1

Pasta with Braised Pork, Red Wine and Pancetta

Think of pasta like rice or soft taco, they are so versatile you can basically pair any savoury dish with it. Chicken, Vegetables, Mushroom, Beef and Seafood are the most popular ones but pork can also be used like our recipe today. I know apart from bacon and pancetta we...

Cassava Suman with Macapuno 1

Cassava Suman with Macapuno

Cassava Suman with Macapuno is a type of Filipino rice cake made with grated cassava/tapioca with coconut cream and sweet young coconut wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. When I see rice cakes it reminds me of my late grandmother as there was no afternoon that she missed making them,...

Black House Burgers (Bali, Indonesia) 1

Black House Burgers (Bali, Indonesia)

If you think only Western countries can make good burgers think again, In Bali we discovered this place that makes amazing burgers and it is better than some of the ones we have here in New Zealand. Black Hose Burgers is named as of the Best Burgers in Indonesia on...

Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce 2

Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce

Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce is a dish of pan fried shoulder chops served on a sauce made with white wine, cream, garlic and spinach Most of the times I am so organized that I have a shopping list based on the menu I will be serving at...

Bakung Noodle Bar (Bali, Indonesia) 1

Bakung Noodle Bar (Bali, Indonesia)

In Kuta there is a Catholic Church and it’s just in front of the Lippo Mall that is why after attending the mass we went straight to this mall and find out what they got to offer. Outside was quite vibrant but the inside tells a different story, it’s quite...

Prawn and Snapper Miso Soup 2

Prawn and Snapper Miso Soup

Prawn and Snapper Miso Soup is a Japanese inspired dish fo snapper, prawns and soft tofu cooked in a miso soup infused with spring onions and nori. If you are a seafood soup lover then this one is for you, a soup dish filled with umami which will definitely satisfy...

FoodLoop (Europa Park, Germany) 2

5 must haves for a Running Restaurant

Running a restaurant is hard work although ultimately very rewarding. Of course it helps if you have a love of food and preparing it for others. But that’s not enough to ensure you have a successful business. There are 5 essential must haves when running a restaurant: 1. Unique Concept...