June 2020

Dixie Browns (Taupo, New Zealand) 1

Dixie Browns (Taupo, New Zealand)

Looking for where to have brunch in Taupo? Well check out this spot in Roberts Road near the #LoveTaupo sign. It’s a good spot regardless whether it’s winter or summer. If the sun is out they have a spot on Colonel Roberts Reserve just in front of the premise where...

Breakfast Quesadilla 1

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla is a type of Quesadilla served during breakfast where it is filled with scrambled eggs and cheese sandwiched between two flour tortillas. I got this idea when I ordered some Breakfast burrito in one of the catering companies here in Auckland, it proved to be delicious as most...

Bam-i 3

Bam-i

Bam-I or pancit Bisaya is a Filipino stir-fried noodle dish cooked with different meat and vegetables together with two different noodles, glass noodles and egg noodles. When I first tried this dish in the Philippines, I don’t have any idea of its name, only until recently I learned of its...

Daikoku (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

Daikoku (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you haven’t been to a teppanyaki restaurant then you should do this at least once in your lifetime, while the food may be good, you are not visiting it mainly because of that, what you are here for is the teppanyaki chef’s performance as they prepare your meal. While...

Kinamatisang Buto Buto 1

Kinamatisang Buto Buto

Kinamatisang Buto Buto is a Filipino soup prepared with pork bones and daikon radish cooked with tomatoes, garlic and onions. It’s not sinigang, it’s not afritada and definitely not nilaga, it is something in between. It’s not a plain soup and it’s not sour either, the flavours are just right....


Cobb & Co (Taupo, New Zealand) 3

Cobb & Co (Taupo, New Zealand)

After a full day in Taupo we were quite hungry and craved for some steak, since it is not as big of a town, there are few choices where you can get one and Cobb & Co was one of them. We came here for an early dinner as we...

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken 2

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken is a copycat recipe from Aristocrat where chicken is served in a sweet savoury Asian style gravy with ham, quail eggs and Asian greens. I had tried this dish many years ago in their Roxas Boulevard Branch so I am not sure how accurate my...

Ube Loaf 1

Ube Loaf

I always love the Asian Red Bean swirl loaf, picking those sections where the red bean paste are is a part of the trill in eating them. It is like getting those crispy bits on a fried fish, hunting for that pork fat on pork and beans or going for...

Baked with Love (Taupo, New Zealand)

The last time we were in Taupo we discovered this bakery goodies from Baked with Love in a weekend market, the stall was very visual and attracts quite a lot of people as they have some vibrant treats on showcase. We got hooked just by the looks of those baked...

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi 1

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi is a type of Bánh mì filled with fork tender pork belly, mango and tomato salsa on a baguette served with sweet chilli sauce and mayonnaise. If the Filipino’s can match any ulam with rice, the Italian’s can top up their pasta with...