June 2020

Tearaffe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Yes, it is another bubble tea shop, and this is in line with our adventure to try all bubble tea shops as we can in Auckland. Like our last post this one is also located in Takapuna, in fact they are only located 200m apart. Tearaffe is located beside the...

Pinoy Shawarma Rice 2

Pinoy Shawarma Rice

Pinoy Shawarma Rice is a Filipino dish inspired by the Middle Eastern Kebab where tapa style grilled beef is served with a safflower and margarine seasoned rice together with lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. Filipinos love Shawarma, Filipinos also love rice, that’s why the one who created this Pinoy Shawarma Rice...

Tortang Okra 1

Tortang Okra

Tortang Okra is a Filipino dish which is a kind of omelette made with eggs, okra, onions and seasonings. There are many torta varieties and the popular ones we know of are the Tortang Talong, Tortang Giniling, Tortang Patatas, Tortang Kalabasa, Tortang Dulong, Tortang Dilis but have you tried Tortang...

Q Tea (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

Q Tea (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Before the lockdown here in New Zealand me my friends were trying every Bubble Tea shops we can within Auckland city, I guess we had tried at least four bubble tea shops before the shops had closed and people got restricted to their own bubble. First of this series was...

Tiyula Itum 1

Tiyula Itum

Tiyula Itum is a Filipino beef soup prepared with beef or goat pieces that were cooked with lemongrass, ginger, turmeric and charred coconut meat. Its black like dinuguan but it does not contain any blood, so where does this dish take its colour from? Burnt Coconut Meat, it may sound...

Hayama (Auckland, New Zealand) 1

Hayama (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was my last trip to the airport before Coronavirus hit New Zealand, I was on my way to Gold Coast and had a quick bite before flying. I planned to sleep on the plane as I was quite tired and needed some good rest, so I grabbed something to...

Pulutok 1

Pulutok

Pulutok is a Filipino dish made with minced pork lungs stewed until dry with vinegar, capsicums, garlic, onions and chillies. Pulutok is the Kapampangan version of Bopis, while both dishes may look similar there are many key differences.  Pulutok mostly focuses on its main ingredient, pork lungs and it is usually...

Pancit Macao 1

Pancit Macao

Pancit Macao is a Macanese inspired Filipino dish prepared with fresh yellow noodles stir fried with Chorizo de Macau, char siu pork, beef, prawns and vegetables. Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because...

Bunga Raya (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand) 1

Bunga Raya (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

I had been wanting to try this place for a long time because when my colleague knew that I lived in Malaysia before New Zealand he always asked me if I had tried this restaurant, that was probably 10 years ago and almost every time he sees me in the...

Salina Chicken 1

Salina Chicken

Salina Chicken is a very simple Italian dish of chicken and aubergines cooked with herbs and chillies with tomatoes over oven. You might be wondering you had seen this recipe somewhere, if that is the case this is because I grabbed it from one of Jamie Oliver’s TV Show I...