July 2019

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant 1

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant

Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant is a Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with steamed eggplant topped with salty, savoury sweet spicy hot oil Hunan Style Steamed Eggplant is a Chinese vegetarian dish prepared with steamed eggplant topped with a sauce prepared with sesame paste, fermented black beans, soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli...

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter 1

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter

Black Sweet Vinegar Pork Trotter is a Chinese dish of slowly simmered pork trotters and/or pork leg in black vinegar and tons of ginger This Chinese dish like most was created for some reason, traditionally it is prepared as a confinement food specially for women who just gave birth to...

Binallay 1

Binallay

Binallay is a delicacy from Isabela prepared with found glutinous rice flour steamed in a banana leaf wrap then served with coconut sugar syrup and curdled coconut cream. Filipinos love their rice cakes, in fact each region in the Philippines have their specialty like Tupig from Pangasinan, Ibos Suman from...

Green Olive at Red Hill (Red Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Last week we featured Mock Red Hill, an orchard that offers cider tastings and amazing doughnuts, if you haven’t read that review give it a go before our article today. And if you had done that already feel free to continue, for today we will be featuring a neighbouring farm...

Banana Meat 1

Banana Meat

Banana Meat is a Cebunao delicacy mare with ripe saba / cardaba bananas stuffed with savoury minced pork then pan fried. Bananas and meat are such a good combination and we had seen these two together in numerous occasions specially in Latin and South American dishes which are served sometimes...

Nanam Takapuna (North Shore City, New Zealand) 7

Nanam Takapuna (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We first visited Nanam three years ago, that was when their restaurant was located in Symonds Street, Royal Oak. Our review during that time was OK, there was one let down during that time but everything was great specially their Taco Pao, now many years later we revisited, in a...

Three Sauce Green Beans 1

Three Sauce Green Beans

Three Sauce Green Beans is a simple stir-fried dish of green beans and small shrimps in a sauce made with soy sauce, black beans and oyster sauce. Our dish today, the Three Sauce Green Beans is one of those freestyles born out of necessity, a need for having a nice...

Biyaki 1

Biyaki

Biyaki is a type of Filipino kakanin prepared with cassava, coconut milk, sugar and corn wrapped in banana leaf then steamed. If you notice during the last few days, we have been focusing on Maranao food, I just love to share this cuisine as its quite unique, almost a cross...

Mock Red Hill (Red Hill, Victoria, Australia) 2

Mock Red Hill (Red Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Have you ever been in a cider tasting? For me this was the first, I never knew there was such a thing like that Sake tasting we had before. I was fortunate enough to have this tasting with my colleagues when we had our conference in Melbourne several weeks ago...