December 2020

11 Delicious Leftover Lechon Recipes

Holiday Season, for Filipinos this means a lot of eating, at home, from friend invites and other parties hosted everywhere. Usually these periods one of the main dishes served are Lechon as it symbolises the bond between families and friends, it also symbolizes prosperity and the joyfulness of gatherings. A...

Hopia Ube Dice

Hopia is one of the favourite snacks in the Philippines where traditionally it is made with flaky pastry filled with mashed and sweetened green or red beans. This pastry originated from the Chinese pastry called Bakpia which was introduced by the Fujianese immigrants around the turn of the twentieth century. Bakpia...

Sizzling Tofu

Sizzling Tofu is a Filipino dish of twice cooked tofu, first by pan frying or deep frying then seasoned with oyster sauce and chillies, tossed in mayonnaise before it is served on a sizzling hot plate with freshly chopped onions. Another tofu dish but don’t worry, the tofu recipes I...

Oktales Virtual Beer Tasting

Events now a days are held differently, no more large crowds, no socializing, no freebies and no food service since everything is done virtually, so most of them will be BYO. The last proper event I joined was not a Tech Event but a food event and it was the...

Kimchinigang

Kimchinigang is a Korean–Filipino fusion dish combining the flavours of Kimchi to the all-time Filipino favourite, the pork sinigang. With the influx of Korean students in the Philippine universities, more and more Korean dishes are being sold and served in the Philippine restaurants. What is even better is that, these...

MexiConsin (Henderson, Waitakere, New Zealand)

MexiConsin, yup there is such a thing, I did not know that either until I visited this place. At first, I was confused because we thought we went into a Burger Wisconsin but upon entering it looks like a Mexicali Fresh restaurant, so where are we actually? Welcome to MexiConsin,...

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta is a seafood pasta dish prepared with prawns and scallops served over pasta drenched in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce. Who does not love creamy stuff, especially with pasta, the way it coats the noodles, makes me drool just by the thought of it?...

Ciento Quince

Ciento Quince is an extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish prepared with crabs, shrimps, mussels, raw jackfruit, coconut milk and tons of chillies Ciento Quince, is the Spanish for 115, so why is this dish named like such? It was said that this extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish traditionally was prepared with 115...

Yuan Taste (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Many food stalls similar to this place has closed in Auckland CBD due to the economic effects of the pandemic, luckily this place has not since I haven’t tried them yet until several weeks ago. When we moved houses it was actually the first time I tried them and we...

Caldo Puch

Caldo Puch is a family heirloom recipe from Barcelona prepared like arrozcaldo but instead of beef or chicken its main ingredients are pork, chicken breast, squid, shrimp, clams, green peas and crisped bacon in a tomato-based sauce. You may not have heard of this dish but if you are related,...