July 2020

Smashed Burger 1

Smashed Burger

Smashed Burger is a process of preparing hamburger patties by cooking loosely packed beef mince ball into a very hot skillet by pressing it flat with a spatula as it cooks causing a Maillard reaction. So what is the difference between a normal burger with a smashed burger? Well it’s...

Café BBQ Duck (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4

Cafe BBQ Duck Dinner Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is one of our cheap go to places when we can’t find something new to try in the city. With Cafe BBQ Duck I guess it’s hard to go wrong, most of their offering is spot on for our taste buds and wallet. We have been here numerous times...

Ube Milk Tea 1

Ube Milk Tea

Ube Milk Tea is a Filipino version of the Taiwanese bubble tea drink prepared with ube jam/halaya infused black tea served with tapioca balls Do I need to say more? I guess this is the most Pinoy milk tea ever the Ube Milk Tea. Prepared with ube jam/halaya infused black...

Home Made French Fries 1

Home Made French Fries

Home Made French Fries is a simple fool proof recipe of shoestring cut potatoes with crispy outer layer and fluffy insides. Do you know who made the French Fries? Take a guess, it’s not the French nor the Americans, it is the Belgians. Yes, you had seen it right, despite...

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans 1

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans is a simple dish of Green Beans sautéed with garlic and butter then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Are you looking for some quick and easy side dish with the feast you are preparing? Well look no further, today is your lucky day and found one of...

One Zo (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Continuing with our Auckland Milk Tea journey, the latest one we tried was this place in Chancery Square and it was a good find. This place is one of the only places in Auckland that I know of which makes their own tapioca pearls. Having said that, this means whatever...

Bangus Belly and Prawn Escabeche 1

Bangus Belly and Prawn Escabeche

Bangus Belly and Prawn Escabeche is a type of Filipino escabeche prepared with milkfish belly and prawns instead of a whole fish. Usually when we serve escabeche in the Philippines they usually are presented with large whole fried fish topped with a sweet and tangy sauce infused with tomatoes, vinegar...

26 Filipino Desserts You Need to Try

26 Filipino Desserts You Need to Try

26 Filipino Desserts You Need to Try is a list of must try Filipino desserts like ice creams, cakes and all other sweets that you might not have heard of. In Asia desserts is not a thing, but that’s what you think. That is why it’s a common misconception with...

Easy Samosa 1

Easy Samosa

This Easy Samosa recipe is a simple way to prepare your favourite samosas, instead of using a pastry we utilised spring roll wrappers to cover that delicious spiced potatoes, onions and peas filling. I was not a fan of eating Samosa before, I guess that holds true to most Filipinos...

Ube Pandesal 1

Ube Pandesal

Can’t get enough of ube? We had seen this humble Filipino root crop become really popular nowadays. Filipinos all over the world try to incorporate this purple wonder in many things like sinigang, pancake, empanadas, macaroons and doughnuts to name some, while I tried most of them there is one...