October 2020

Fried Egg Tofu and Eggplants 1

Fried Egg Tofu and Eggplants

Fried Egg Tofu and Eggplants is a dish prepared with crispy-fried egg tofu, minced pork, soft eggplants served in a savoury stir fry sauce When I used to live in Malaysia, Egg Tofu was one of my favourite ingredients specially on saucy dishes, but when I moved to New Zealand,...

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style 1

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style is a Filipino style deep fried spicy salt and pepper baby shrimps, cooked with shells on making it crispy on every bite. Binondo is a district in Manila and is the oldest Chinatown in the world and it was founded in 1594 and was established by...

Garlic Braised Short Ribs With Red Wine 2

Garlic Braised Short Ribs With Red Wine

Sometimes patience is needed to get good results and this Garlic Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine is one example of it. This dish takes around 4 1/2 hours to cook but preparation time is quite easy, even a beginner home cook can easily master this, the end results will...

The Plumm Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand) 1

The Plumm Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

It’s been quite some time since we last visited a cafe for a brunch, the last one was not even in Auckland and it was in Taupo at Dixie Browns when we had a short staycation and that was eight months ago, then the pandemic hits us. It was a long...

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower 1

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower is an easy side dish of roasted cauliflower seasoned with garlic and chilli dressed in scallion lime juice served with crispy bacon bits. Last night I saw some leftover cauliflower on my vegetable bin and was wondering what to make out of it, so it...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen 1

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish prepared ramen noodles, prawns and cheese served on a slowly simmered chicken and dashi stock. Cheese in ramen? Yes there is such a thing and for me it was weird the first time I heard of it, until I tried it....

PappaRich (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand) 3

PappaRich (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

PappaRich in Aotea Square is one of our favourite places to dine in if we are craving for some Malaysian, we have been here many times, so much I lost track on how many visits I made here. Located in Auckland’s CBD this is quite accessible during business days but...