September 2020

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork 1

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork is a simple Chinese dish crispy deep-fried pork strips seasoned with Sichuan peppercorn then coated in sweet potato starch batter 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...

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 1

Ginataang Lapu Lapu

Ginataang Lapu Lapu is a Filipino dish prepared with grouper fish, moringa leaves and buttercup squash cooked in a chilli spiced coconut cream sauce. 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...

Kimchi Fried Rice 2

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice is a type of Korean Fried rice cooked with kimchi , shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spring onions, ginger and so sauce. 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...

Tuna Pie

Tuna Pie is a Filipino type of pie made popular by Jollibee made with tuna filling enclosed on a crispy pie pastry, this homemade version is an easy adaptation where it uses white sliced bread that is breaded instead of the usual pastry. You have tried fruit pies, minced pies...


Chicken Pakam 1

Chicken Pakam

Chicken Pakam is a Filipino dish from the Bulacan region made with chicken stewed in tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onions. 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....

Sweet and Sour Meatballs 2

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs is a type of Sweet and Sour dish prepared with pork meatballs, its perfect to serve on freshly steamed jasmine rice. 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...

Is Boiling tap water the same as filtered water?

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 2

Maki Mi

Maki Mi is a Filipino thick pork tenderloin noodle soup made from pork pounded with a mallet, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, rice wine and onions then covered with starch, it is then cooked in tapioca starch thickened stock which is serve over wheat noodles. In the Philippines,...