March 2020

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand) 3

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand)

Few more days to enjoy that Auckland summer heat and as we head into Autumn lets reminisce what summer had offered us. Summers for Kiwi’s are synonymous to barbecues, beaches, music festivals, Pohutukawa trees, hiking and real fruit ice creams. Although summer came late this year (usually it gets hot...

Tempura Udon 1

Tempura Udon

Tempura Udon is a Japanese dish of thick wheat chewy udon noodles served in a savoury hot broth topped with crispy tempura vegetables and shrimp. A simple udon soup once done right is incredible on its own, just the noodles alone is something to drool for! chewy, fat, slippery delicious....

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings 1

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings is type of fried chicken coated with butter and salted duck egg yolks Who ever invented salted egg yolks as a sauce needs a prize, this thing is amazing, it’s like a crack, amazingly delicious and highly addictive. Most non-Asians I guess won’t agree with...

Taco Bell (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand) 2

Taco Bell (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

Yes you are seeing it right, we are reviewing Taco Bell, while it can be so normal for Americans in New Zealand this is something special because we never had a Taco Bell up until last November 2019.  New Zealand is far from everyone, we don’t have a big population...

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce 2

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce is a special dish that comes once in a while on a Filipino gathering feast, prepared with pan fried pork chops served on a creamy sauce with sliced mushrooms. I don’t know what’s up with Filipinos and gravy, I bet after adobo and sinigang...

Strata Lounge (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was a long due post since we were here last year on our way to Europe, first time in Strata Lounge actually but not a first on any Lounges, this is just the first time I paid for it as all were business trips.  Strata Lounge is one of...

Persian Style Pomegranate, Peach and Walnut Braised Lamb 2

Persian Style Pomegranate, Peach and Walnut Braised Lamb

Persian Style Pomegranate, Peach and Walnut Braised Lamb is an Iranian dish of slowly braised lamb cooked in chicken stock infused with pomegranate molasses, onions and peaches I saw this dish in one of the YouTube channels that I follow, Trevor James from the Food Ranger when he travelled to...

Chinese Stuffed Eggplant 1

Chinese Stuffed Eggplant

Chinese Stuffed Eggplant is a type of a dim sum prepared with eggplants stuffed with seasoned minced pork and/or prawns served with an oyster and soy sauce mixture. The last time I tried this dish at Wong’s Kitchen, I decided to make it at home, it’s such a nice dish...

Auckland Seafood School 2020

Yes, we are here again, back for the second time and like before it was another team building event.  It was an amazing day, I guess everyone loved it, even those who does not eat seafood as Auckland Seafood School provisioned other options for them.  Like the usual, it started...

Sugpo con Mayonesa 1

Sugpo con Mayonesa

Sugpo con mayonesa is a popular dish from Locavore in the Philippines prepared with Jumbo tiger prawns, Japanese mayonnaise, aligue, butter and garlic. “Sasra pa lang ulam na!” – Just the sauce alone is enough as a dish on its own as it consists of large amounts of crab fat,...