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

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? Tofu on its own I understand is quite bland, I won’t even dare myself eating it just on its own but it can be made into...

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 also known as Pancit Choco, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit Pusit is a noodle dish that originated from Cavite a province in Philippines. This noodle dish was originally known as Pancit Choca en su Tinta in Caviteño Chavacano which means “noodle with squid in its own ink”. This...

Inaslum 1

Inaslum

If the Ilocanos have the Dinengdeng, Mindanaoans have Law-uy, Visayans have the Utan then in Romblon they have Inaslum. Unlike most of the vegetable soup in the Philippines where there is a set ingredients for it to be called like such, Inaslum is the opposite, basically it’s just a soup...

Asadong Matua 1

Asadong Matua

If you think of Asado, you will easily associate it with the filling of that siopao you ate last night, sweet and savoury but this type of Asado is not. Asadong Matua is so different with that normal ones, the only thing that remained was the cooking method where a...

Coffee Jelly 1

Coffee Jelly

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 Cream and Coffee Jelly and in the book, it states the following methods. Boil an...

Chao Fan 2

Chao Fan

Don’t be confused with Chao Fan and Chow Fun because one is made with fried rice and another is made with rice noodles, we are making the fried rice today and not the noodles, just to be clear. Chao Fan or Chaofan is a popular dish in the Philippines it...