December 2019

Guide to Swiss Chocolates, which is the best? 2

Guide to Swiss Chocolates, which is the best?

Chocolate started in Mesoamerica where chocolate fermented drinks was consumed by the Aztecs around 450 BC, they believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom.  Cacao seeds were very valuable during those days, so valuable they were used as a form of currency.  Today this drink still...

Flan de Manzanas 1

Flan de Manzanas

Flan de Mansanas is a Filipino dessert prepared with tart apples blended with creamy sweetened condensed milk then steamed or water bathed This is how the Filipinos prepare their leche flan before, with apples, and it is one of the influences of the Spanish cuisine. The original desert came from...

Lechon sa Hurno 2

Lechon sa Hurno

Lechon sa Hurno is a Filipino dish which is a type of lechon where pork is roasted in an oven and achieve a similar result to the traditional spit roasted pig which has a shiny crispy skin and very tender meat.   There are many types of lechon, obviously the most...

Gelati am See (Zurich, Switzerland) 5

Gelati am See (Zurich, Switzerland)

When you happen to be in Lake Zurich and its hot, there’s no best way to cool you down but with ice cream and I have the best place for you, the Gelati am See.  Located in the Zurich City side of the Lake just at the end of Lindenstrasse near...

Mango Jelly Salad 2

Mango Jelly Salad

Mango Jelly Salad is a Filipino Salad dessert prepared with cubed mangoes, mango flavoured agar jelly and nata de coco in a thickened cream and condensed milk sauce. Think of this dessert as the long youngest hot cousin of Buko Pandan, with almost similar preparation but instead of pandan leaves...

Is food really expensive in Switzerland?

Is food really expensive in Switzerland?

Most seasoned travellers know Switzerland is an expensive place to visit, it’s in Western Europe, people are paid really well so what would we expect?  It is one of the most expensive countries to travel and that’s a reality, prices are significantly higher than the countries surrounding it like Germany, Austria,...

Clam and Vegetable Fritters 1

Clam and Vegetable Fritters

Clam and Vegetable Fritters is a dish of clam meat, squash, spring onions and cabbage pan fried then served with sweet spicy vinegar dip. You won’t believe I made this dish with leftover vegetables I have on my bin, with a bit of squash, cabbage, spring onions and creativity we...

Aji de Gallina 1

Aji de Gallina

Aji de Gallina is a Peruvian dish prepared with chicken cooked together with yellow chili peppers, walnuts, spices, garlic, and turmeric then served with boiled eggs, black olives and rice. Actually, I haven’t tried this dish in real life and what I posted here is just based on research after...

Laderach 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland)

This is my umpteenth time here, Why? Because this is one of the best chocolates I ever tried.  We reviewed this last 2013 but had tried it again and again, last one before this was 2015 then now, and yes, the quality has not changed ever since.  We have been to many...

Chicken Hamonado 1

Chicken Hamonado

Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice and soy sauce Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two...