August 2020

Kalabasang Ukoy

Ukoy usually is prepared with prawn or shrimps, some version adds buttercup squash, but our post today will be made mostly with buttercup without the prawns. At first you would expect this might be flavourless, well think again, I was surprised as well the I first made it since I...

Pospas de Gallina

Goto, Arrozcaldo, Lugaw and Pospas de Gallina what are the differences between these Filipino style congee? Many of us use at least the first three names interchangeably with this chicken and rice porridge dish, even I never knew what a real arrozcaldo was. Now to set things correctly here is...

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu 1

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu

I tried so many tofu dishes and it just keeps getting better and better, I thought I found the best ones before, but I was wrong. Fish and tofu, braised tofu and steamed tofu with ground pork are some examples that I thought those were the ones until I tried...

Teaser (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

Teaser (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Bubble teas in Auckland show up faster than mushrooms sprouting in the ground, there are too many options now, I don’t know if it’s even possible to try them all in a year. The one we are featuring today is Teaser from Albany, while its not new (probably more than...

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal 2

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal

We had posted a Samgyupsal recipe before but that post was for the most basic samgyupsal recipe where it is just grilled and simply seasoned with salt and sesame oil. That’s is how its traditionally made, while that already is good on its own, there are other much better modern versions...

11 Types of Ramen you should try 1

11 Types of Ramen you should try

Ohhhh Ramen! I guess a lot of us would put this dish on top of their comfort dish list, this Japanese adaptation of Chinese wheat noodles is a perfect example of it, its warming, its filling, its satisfying and it’s just simply delicious. Just the thought of slurping those noodles...

Beef Lumpia 1

Beef Lumpia

In the Philippines when you are served with lumpia by default it will be made with pork mince, it is very seldom that you see it is made with beef, it makes sense since pork in the Philippines is cheaper than beef and pork tastes better than beef in this type...

Flaming Onion (Northcote, North Shore City, New Zealand) 6

Flaming Onion (Northcote, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Have I told you before that the best burgers can be found in New Zealand? I am pretty sure about that since I had tried many burgers in my life, from different cities worldwide, I don’t want to boast about my travels (personal and work) but to assure you of...

Sinuteng Baby Squid 2

Sinuteng Baby Squid

If you look at the ingredients you will think this dish is Italian or Spanish origin as it is cooked like a polpo (Italian) or pulpo (Spanish) in olive oil and garlic but instead of octopus, this Filipino version uses baby squid. I am unsure of its origins but one...