April 2020

Mamak - 2020 Menu (North Shore City, New Zealand) 5

Mamak – 2020 Menu (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Mamak is one of our go to Malaysian restaurants if we are craving for some Malay dishes, this is one of our primary choices alongside Uncle Man’s, PappaRich and Chef Rasa Sayang, each one of them reminds me of Malaysia where I used to work and live for four years,...

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork 1

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork is a Chinese dish of steamed silken tofu topped with savoury minced meat sauce seasoned with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Ahhhh Tofu, everyone I know hates this, I don’t know why? Possibly they haven’t tried a good recipe yet or is it the texture?...

Matakana Market Kitchen (Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand) 1

Matakana Market Kitchen (Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand)

Matakana visits for now will be a thing of the past, with this virus surrounding us it’s hard to gamble, especially with health, luckily, we had our last visit here even before the dreaded “C” word infected lots of people surrounding us. This visit was around three months ago during...

Pancit Choca 2

Pancit Choca

Pancit Choca, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit Pusit is a Filipino black seafood noodle dish made with squid ink and rice vermicelli called bihon. Other ingredients include baby squid, prawns, pork and vegetables like celery, cabbage and carrots. Pancit Choca also known as Pancit Choco, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit...

Inaslum 1

Inaslum

Inaslum is a Filipino vegetable soup dish from Romblon prepared with any available fresh vegetables in the region in season, common vegetables used are bottle gourd, okra, snake beans and water spinach. If the Ilocanos have the Dinengdeng, Mindanaoans have Law-uy, Visayans have the Utan then in Romblon they have...


Asadong Matua 1

Asadong Matua

Asadong Matua is a Filipino Kapampangan dish of whole pork rump slowly simmered in tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar and spices. Cooked similarly to the Pork Asado but using different ingredients. If you think of Asado, you will easily associate it with the filling of that siopao you ate last night,...

Coffee Jelly 1

Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly is an English dessert made with coffee flavoured gelatine served with sweetened cream. Coffee Jelly is quite an old English dessert, this thing can be seen in cookbooks like this The New Family Receipt Book published in England as early as 1813. Original recipe is named as Coffee...

Chao Fan 2

Chao Fan

Chao Fan is a Filipino Chinese fried rice dish prepared with day-old left-over rice stir fried with meats like pork together with vegetables like spring onions, green peas and corn. Don’t be confused with Chao Fan and Chow Fun because one is made with fried rice and another is made with rice...