September 2020

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork

If you have been in Sichuan restaurants then this dish would be very familiar, one their most delicious dishes on offer, a simple deep-fried pork strips that is coated sweet potato starch batter. What makes this dish special is the seasoning used, the Sichuan peppercorns that gives a numbing sensation...

Artea Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Artea Cafe is a small stall in Glenfield Mall and is located where Epiphany Cafe used to be. Epiphany cafe was one of our favourite donut shops, sadly it closed some time ago but luckily it was replaced with this stall where they sell not just donuts but more. Had...

Ginataang Lapu Lapu

Ginataan is one of the cooking methods in the Filipino cuisine where meats and/or vegetables are cooked in a coconut milk/cream together with sautéed garlic and onions, think of it as a mild curry since it does not use heavy spices like the Indian or other South East Asian’s cuisines...

Kimchi Fried Rice

If you have some leftover rice and kimchi then I suggest you make this surprisingly delicious fried rice, Kimchi Bokkeumbap or simply called Kimchi Fried rice. When I first saw this dish, I never had imagined it would taste good, until I made it at home, such simple ingredients that...

Tuna Pie

You have tried fruit pies, minced pies and beef pies but have you tried or even heard about tuna pie? Yes there is such a thing and it is quite popular in the Philippines, thanks to Jollibee who popularized it. It was in an out of their menu and the...

Chicken Pakam

Pakam or Chicken Pakam is a dish from the province of Bulacan, on its most basic form it is cooked with chicken together with vinegar, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onions. It is served as an ulam (viand) and sometimes as a pulutan. Depending on where you are in Bulacan other...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

How does not love meatballs, it’s easy to make, very affordable and its very versatile, hence we see this humble lump of fried meat in many dishes like soups, pasta, noodles, in gravy and Chinese stir fries like our recipe for today, sweet and sour. Basically this is minor modification...

Is Boiling tap water the same as filtered water?

More and more people are becoming aware of water quality. The simple fact is the water that comes out of your tap is not as clean or safe as you think it is. Yes, it starts its journey to you at the water treatment plant which adds chlorine to kill...

Maki Mi

In the Philippines, if you are looking for a starchy hearty noodle soup dish then the first thing comes to mind is lomi and its many different varieties but did you know you have an alternative to that and it is as equally delicious, it is called Maki Mi. This...