March 2021

Kalamay Pinipig

Kalamay Pinipig is a rice cake based on a rice cake called Kalamay, typically made with roasted and pounded immature glutinous rice grains called pinipig where it is cooked with coconut milk and sugar Its St. Patricks Day today so I am posting something green in colour, a rice cake...

Claypot Tofu with Prawn

Claypot Tofu with Prawn is a Chinese vegetable dish that is made with egg tofu, mushrooms, vegetables, and prawns stir fried then simmered in a sizzling hot claypot just before serving. I got introduced to claypots when I used to work in Hong Kong while claypots or what we call...

Manyaman Beef Asado

Manyaman Beef Asado is a type of Filipino Beef Stew from Pampanga where beef is cooked in tomato-based sauce mixed with Chinese style asado ingredients like star anise and brown sugar What is manyaman? Why do I see it on some Filipino dishes, specially from the Kapampangan cuisine? Well Manyaman...

KS Chicken (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you are looking for some KFC short for Korean Fried Chicken, then this place may be the best out there. Located in Rosedale in Triton Drive its quite accessible specially to people who live in North Shore. It’s just sad we came here on a weekend because on weekdays...

Beef Korma

Beef Korma is an Indian dish of beef braised with yogurt and spices then cooked in a curry sauce made with ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, ground cashews and coconut cream If you find curries strong because it’s too spicy or too hot, then I suggest trying Korma for...

12 Delicious Salted Duck Egg Recipes

Have you ever tried salted duck eggs? They are quite common in Asia where it is usually added on salads or congee. On its own this thing is barely palatable, unless you can eat something salty straight up, but if its mixed with something else, I can be very delicious....

Thai Chicken Curry with Butternut Squash & Cauliflower

Thai Chicken Curry with Butternut Squash & Cauliflower is a Thai inspired dish of chicken, cauliflower and squash cooked in red curry paste and coconut milk. What I love with Thai curries is that unlike other curries from other Asian countries, they cook really fast, no need to braise and...

Tortang Dulong

Tortang Dulong is a type of omelette from the Philippines prepared with silverfish or locally called as dulong, mixed with egg and a bit of flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Back when I was young even, before I even learned about the popular omelette filled with ham, cheese and...

Coromandel Oyster Company (Coromandel, New Zealand)

Last Tuesday I briefly mentioned the camping that we had in Coromandel and one of the best fish and chips we had for a long time, today I will showcase this place which I have been wanting to visit every time we visit Coromandel, Coromandel Oyster Company. When you visit...