January 2021

Fish Florentine

Fish Florentine is a fish dish prepared Florentine style. Pan fried fish is served on a bed of wilted spinach and red capsicum with Mornay sauce and grated cheese. I love seafood, I love fish, most of the dishes that uses this as a main ingredient are always close to...

Pho Ever (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

In Auckland it’s hard to find a good Pho, it can be due to many reasons, lack of ingredients, lack of skills to do this and even lack of customers. I had tried many restaurants that offer this but very few passed to my expectations, it’s just sad because this...

Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts is a simple salad of canned beetroot, raw kale, candied walnuts and feta cheese dressed in a honey apple cider dressing If there is something, I am not good with regards to food it will be making salads, this is because the...

Jolly Bird (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I had been hearing this place from some of my Filipino friends here in Auckland, they said there is this new place that tries to copy the famous dishes Jollibee had on offer, the Chicken Joy and the Jolly Spaghetti. Jolly Bird, from the name alone, most Filipinos would know...

Tapa Frita

Tapa Frita is a Filipino dish where thinly sliced pork similar to tapa cut is cooked with tomato sauce, carrots, potato, pickles and cheese. I guess you would know by now that one of this blogs mission is to unearth Filipino recipes that are either heirloom, unpopular and/or long forgotten,...

Begucan Babi

Begucan Babi is a variety of the Filipino dish Bingaoongan prepared similarly with pork and rinsed raw bagoong but served with more tomatoes, making it less salty and a bit tangy. We all know that most of the popular and tasty Filipino dishes are from Pampanga, they are the culinary...

How To Choose The Right Nespresso Machine

Think about how much time and money you spend on going to the coffee shops several times a day just to get your daily dose of that sweet life-saving caffeine. Owning a Nespresso machine allows you to have it all in the comfort of your home. However, there are now...

Chorizo de Cebu

Chorizo de Cebu is a type of Filipino sausage from Cebu easily identified by its round small shapes, like the popular longganisa it is sweet, but this Cebuano specialty has a bit of spice on it. Philippines may not be known for its sausages but our cuisine has several varieties...

11 Leftover Christmas Ham Recipes

Ohhh the Christmas Ham, this massive savoury sweet leg of pork is a must have during the Christmas season, so I assume you had one and you have tons of leftovers. I too had the same issue; I even remember one time were still eating Christmas Ham in the middle...

Three Eggs Polunchay

Three Eggs Polunchay is a Filipino Chinese dish of three eggs (century egg, salted duck egg and fresh chicken egg) cooked together with Chinese spinach and rich stock. I remember when I was young and there is a family gathering or celebration that is held on a Chinese restaurant back...