Monthly Archive: July 2019

Pinamalhan Na Bangus

Pinamalhan is an Ilonggo cooking method where proteins primarily fish are cooked in vinegar and soy sauce with aromatics like ginger, shallots and garlic. The word Pinamalhan came from the Hiligaynon word “mala” meaning dry and this is how this dish is prepared, cooking the fish until it absorbs all...

Shanghai Street (Melbourne, Australia)

This was the one I am mentioning on my last review post, the one when we sneaked out and find some Asian feed. There were six of us who craved for some Asian food, for me I don’t care what type of Asian food as long as it has rice...

Copycat Nathaniel’s Buko Pandan

Like most Filipino fad dishes that became popular from mid-2000’s to today I only heard of them through friends and family who either came to New Zealand recently or had just visited the Philippines. All I can do after they had told their accounts on trying these wonderful dishes is...

Bibingkoy

In Philippines rice is very important, it’s a staple food item which is enjoyed throughout the day from breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and tea time. During the normal meal times rice is simply prepared by steaming or fried but during snacks this humble white grain is...

Bobby McGees (Melbourne, Australia)

Like I mentioned last week with our conference we have a different venue during the evenings and if it’s our company who organizes it, it would definitely be one hell of a party, a party like what you have seen in the Wolf of Wall Street, we definitely know how...

Salted Egg Yardlong Beans and Scallops

Another day to clear out our pantry, another day for another ad hoc dish that gave a very surprising result. With my leftover scallops and a bunch of string beans/yardlong beans all we need is a sauce that can make it shine. Soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and tomato...

BBQ Duck Cafe (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

There are many Chinese restaurants in Auckland, so many you feel like you live in Hong Kong or China. I think most of those Chinese restaurants we had tried but only reviewed some and only those worthy ones. Another one of those worthy Chinese eateries is the BBQ Duck Cafe...

Menudo Sulipena

Menudo Sulipeña is a type of menudo but instead of pork pieces this one uses oxtails. Menudo means “little stew” which refers to a dish of slowly chopped pieces of meats and vegetables. Sulipena on the other hand I guess comes from the word Sulipan a town in Pampanga which...

Larang

Linarang or nilarang is a Cebuano verb that means “to stew with coconut milk and spices”. So basically, it is ginataan Cebuano style. A dish prepared commonly with Parrotfish (Molmol), Stingrays (Pagi), Marlin (Malasugui), Snakehead (Tasik), Puffer fish (Tagontongan) and Spanish Mackerel (Tanguigue) cooked in a spicy coconut milk spiced...

Pullman on the Park (Melbourne, Australia)

From my last two review posts you might have noticed that we had our conference in Melbourne and the actual hotel that hosted us as Pullman on the Park which is a great venue, we had our two days of conference there and the hotel most probably would have catered...