July 2020

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee 1

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee

Like pasta, pizza, risotto, fried rice and tacos, congee is so flexible you can use any ingredient (as long as it makes sense) you want, and it would turn out great. Just look at our recipe today, minced pork, fish cakes and shiitake, this would give a lot of flavour...

13 Ways to cook Macaroni

13 Ways to cook Macaroni

Don’t be stuck with that Mac and Cheese, there are many ways to cook macaroni and all of them are amazing. From salad to soups, casseroles or dessert this proves that this humble pasta is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. I bet you have one pack of...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that fishing pond inside that complex, up until my teenager years that place was still there but I am not sure if now they...

Inday Inday 1

Inday Inday

In the Philippines there is a rice cake called Palitaw where it means “to float” and that is how that rice cake is cooked, in boiling water and once its cooked then it floats. Palitaw is the most basic form of this rice cake but it has several regional variations...

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce 1

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy Japanese tempura style battered Hoki fish fillets with crisp quickly blanched broccoli goes really well with that savoury Chinese black bean sauce. I was fortunate enough to grab some Hoki...

16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube

16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube

All you will see in this list is purple and yes, they come natural from a root crop popularly used in the Filipino cuisine, the ube. This purple yam will change your perception around yams, specially this variant, which is very versatile, it can be used in many different ways...

Marinara Sauce 3

Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce serves as a base in a lot of Italian dishes, this Italian sauce made of tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs may look simple but there many variations that are way much better than the others, hence you wonder why some Italian restaurants have better tomato based dishes and...

The 12 Bubble Tea Shops in Auckland you need to try 3

The 12 Bubble Tea Shops in Auckland you need to try

Tea, milk, sugar and tapioca balls, this is what constitutes a Bubble Tea, and why this Taiwanese creation is so popular specially with most East Asian and South East Asian denomination? While Kiwi’s preference is usually coffee from the multitude of cafes around New Zealand, bubble tea is coming strongly...

Filipino Cheese Bread 1

Filipino Cheese Bread

Filipino Cheese Bread, if you just base it by its name what immediately comes into mind is a savoury gooey cheese flavoured bread right? So that’s what you thought, what you don’t know is that this Filipino is the opposite, its sweet, a bit sticky and its delicious. This is...