August 2020

Cactea (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

Cactea (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Do you find some of the bubble teas out there taste quite bland? Well if that is the case for you then I would suggest give this Bubble Tea spot in Takapuna called Cactea. I had tried a lot of bubble tea places in Auckland and so far nothing compares...

Feijoa Fizz 2

Feijoa Fizz

Feijoa Fizz is a Kiwi drink prepared with feijoa skins soaked in water and sugar, letting the natural yeast ferment making it fizzy. After posting a Feijoa post in my Instagram feed a colleague of mine messaged me and told me that I should not throw those skins after eating...

Tapa 2

Tapa

Tapa is a Filipino dish made with beef, mutton, venison or horse meat that is cured or dried and cut into small portions or thin slices then pan fried. What is a Tapa? If you are non-Filipino, the first thing that may come to your mind are those small dishes...

The Grill at Amora (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 3

The Grill at Amora (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

The last few reviews we had, I mentioned we had a staycation after our lockdown was lifted, we were itching to go somewhere just to be out of the house, and since we cannot go overseas yet our next best option is to travel within our city, hence we did...

Monggo Loaf 1

Monggo Loaf

Monggo Loaf is a type Filipino loaf swirl bread prepared with sweetened mashed adzuki beans randomly tucked on the creases of this soft and doughy Asian style milk bread. During lockdown most of the home activity revolved around baking, hence most of my old bread posts with not so good...

Culprit (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Culprit (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

On our last restaurant review I mentioned it was our second time dining outside after the lockdown here in New Zealand was lifted, where we splurged on a staycation date with the Mrs. That last review was our teatime and this post was our dinner. Our place of choice is...

Pata and Beans 1

Pata and Beans

Pata and Beans is a Filipino dish inspired by the baked and beans dish, but instead of just using beans and a bit of pork, this dish is loaded with tender melting fat and fall of the bone meat from pork hock. If you are like me wondering why it...

Korean Fried Chicken Knees 2

Korean Fried Chicken Knees

Korean Fried Chicken Knees is a Korean inspired chicken dish prepared with chicken’s knee, the tiny joint connecting the drumstick to the foot where it is seasoned with gochujang, garlic and ginger, coated with flour then deep fried. Korean Fried Chicken Knees is a Korean inspired chicken dish prepared with...

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand) 2

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

This is our second time dining out when New Zealand relaxed its quarantine restrictions for the Corona outbreak. It feels like freedom after being locked down for a while so me and my wife splurged out and had a date staycation away from the house for a change. First item...

Panara 1

Panara

Panara is a Filipino dish made with deep fried wonton wrappers filled with bottle gourd, shrimps, onion and garlic. In the Philippines, the slang for drinks is “panulak”, which means something used to push. This recipe for today is the perfect match for that, “Panara” which literally something to block...