April 2020

Boracay Garden - 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

Boracay Garden – 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is my third review of this place, why? That’s what I will tell you in my story below. Boracay Garden in my personal opinion is the best authentic Filipino Restaurant in Auckland, take note of the authentic word, since there are also good Filipino restaurants out there but they...

Kaleskes 1

Kaleskes

Kaleskes is a dish from Dagupan Pangasinan prepared with carabao or cows’ intestine, pancreas, tripe and other internal organs cooked in a soup form seasoned with vinegar and other spices. If you had tried Pigar-Pigar right in the centre of Dagupan’s night street food scene in Galvan street then most...

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It was my first time here and I was wondering where was I hiding these past few years? I just wished I knew of this place long time ago as these guys prepare an amazing Italian Fare. I had been to Italy many times and this place reminds me of...

Pungko Pungko 2

Pungko Pungko

Pungko Pungko are street food stalls popular in Cebu that sells a random assortment of fried food, it is a term that is associated with the food these stalls sells. If you are not from Visayas then possibly you would not know what Pungko Pungko is?  Basically Pungko Pungko are...

Stir Fried Green Beans, Corn and Mushrooms 1

Stir Fried Green Beans, Corn and Mushrooms

Stir Fried Green Beans, Corn and Mushrooms is a simple vegetarian stir fry of green beans, corn and mushrooms sautéed in garlic and onions seasoned with soy sauce. My recipe for Baguio Beans Gisado or Stir-Fried French beans is our usual go to vegetable dish, it’s not just easy to...

Mamas Donuts (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

Mamas Donuts (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We are getting more and more donut options in Auckland, one of those recent ones is from our review for today Mamas Donuts.  While this place opened a while back, probably around 6 months ago we just tried it now, why? Because of our time constraints, during the Holiday season...

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts 1

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts is a salad prepared with raw broccoli, apple, roasted walnuts and cranberries in a mayonnaise apple cider dressing We tried this salad in one of our friends house warming parties and like most Filipino gatherings there are tons of Filipino food served, dishes...

Huami Nectar Tasting Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Yes this is my third review of the place (probably my fifth visit) which means a lot and yes, we are having another degustation, well sort of, as Huami calls it set menu and that’s what we exactly had.  As of this writing they offer two set menus, Huami Summer...

Deremen 2

Deremen

Deremen is a type of Filipino rice cake prepared with a type of young glutinous rice that is burned in its husk and pounded, it is cooked with sugar and coconut milk over wok until dry and sticky in consistency. The wife visited the Philippines around November last year and...

Pininat 1

Pininat

Pininat is a type of a Filipino rice cake prepared with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and macapuno strings Pininat is a type of bibingka prepared with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and macapuno strings, a popular rice cake from Pangasinan. Pininat’s name came from the word “pinat” which means...