February 2020

Sinigang na Salmon Belly 1

Sinigang na Salmon Belly

Probably this is the best fish sinigang there is, imagine all cuts used like belly, collar and fins are all fatty and gelatinous sections of the salmon.  While in high amounts you might be salmon-bellied out but with the sour broth it just nicely cuts through that fatty flavour, so...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 8

Princess’s Garden (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This was our last restaurant for our series of cruise breakfast buffets and I just wished it would have ended better, while there is a good selection on offer on this ship, it was not as good as the last few cruise liners we tried. Princess’s Garden is the largest...

Japanese Potato Salad 1

Japanese Potato Salad

If you love potatoes then you need to try this recipe, this is like the pinnacle of all potato recipes a simple Japanese Potato Salad which is a cross between your usual Potato Salad and Mashed Potatoes. It’s almost a quintessential part of Japanese bento boxes, served with most yoshoku...

Funny Rabbit (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 2

Funny Rabbit (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

Good ol’ English Pub, yes they have it in Princess Anastasia, so if you don’t want to miss some live big sports on telly and you’re cruising the Gulf of Finland then this is your place.  If that’s not your thing then they also have live music is playing every...

Graham de Leche 2

Graham de Leche

What’s better than a leche flan? its Graham de Leche, a luscious Filipino dessert made with layers of Leche Flan, sweetened whipped cream and Graham Crackers. It is a mashup of two Filipino desserts, the Leche Flan and Fruit Graham Float where instead of fruits like mango, Leche Flan is...

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta 1

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

I am pretty sure this dish is not Italian, first because the pasta is not cooked al dente and it uses a type of cheese that is not commonly used in Italy, the quick melt variant which is more of a processed cheese, that’s Velveeta or Kraft Eden cheese. Filipinos...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 1

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This is the best service we had in this trip so far, the server in this restaurant was the perfect attendant you will ever have, always serving with a smile and very accommodating, and yes, we tipped him really well. Napoli Mia is an Italian restaurant located in Deck 7...

Cauliflower, Squash, Coconut & Lentil Curry 1

Cauliflower, Squash, Coconut & Lentil Curry

Freestyling again now it’s with different vegetables I never had used together since I started cooking, this means it’s out of my comfort zone since I never experienced combining these vegetables together. Cauliflower, I usually use for chopseuy; Squash, I usually use for pinakbet; Lentils, I use them barely but...

The Buffet (MS Gabriella, Viking Line) 4

The Buffet (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

I am starting to get used to this breakfast buffet but it’s not good for my waistline, need to go back to basketball and rugby once I head back home to New Zealand. Our breakfast buffet this time is at Viking Line’s MS Gabriella called The Buffet, another Scandinavian breakfast...