May 2021

Fields Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you have been to Albany‘s Commercial District in North Shore and saw a large imposing concrete and glass block building in the middle of the field without any establishments beside it then this is our restaurant for today. That is what caught our attention that is why we are...

Chinese Pastry Roast Pork Puffs (Char Siu Sou)

Chinese Pastry Roast Pork Puffs is a Chinese snack dish prepared with seasoned roast pork wrapped in a lard-based pastry then baked till golden perfection. Puff Pastry may sound Western, but the Chinese have a similar food item in their cuisine called Sou. Sou basically is almost similar to the...

Hearty Stroganoff

Hearty Stroganoff is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream cooked together with herbs and spices such as onion, garlic, paprika, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and parsley. Do you like using packet mixes for your dinner? Well for me I used them...

Catalina Cafe (Hobsonville Point, Auckland, New Zealand)

If you love vibrant pink hollandaise sauce, then this is your place. Yup, Catalina Cafe in Hobsonville Point offers them, I am not sure if it is natural at all, but the colour is so vibrant I it looks like it was coloured with a food colouring. We came here...

Beef with Corn and Mushroom

Beef with Corn and Mushroom is a Filipino dish of stir-fried beef served on a creamy sauce with mushrooms and sweet corn kernels. I am not sure if this dish is a Filipino dish but there are things for sure that I know about it. Firstly, Filipinos love it and...

The Pie Shop (Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand)

Let’s start this review by saying this. “This is the most expensive savoury pie that I ever bought in my life!” At NZ$10.00 for a single serve pie, this costs more than twice the price of an average meat pie here in New Zealand. While there are other expensive pies...

Avocado Ice Cream (No Churn)

Avocado Ice Cream is a Filipino no churn ice cream made with real avocadoes mixed in a whipped cream sweetened with condensed milk then frozen. I used to make ice creams a lot at home because the flavours that I grew up with and I do really miss are not...

Menchi Katsu

Menchi Kastu is a Japanese yoshoku dish made with minced meat thick patties that is breaded then deep fried. These patties can be made with either beef, chicken, pork, or any mixture of each. When we visited Japan several years ago, that was the first time I seen and tried...

The BBQ King (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Would you dare dining in a restaurant that was reported that its staff had links to confirmed Covid-19 cases if the food is really good? Late January this year The BBQ King on Oteha Valley Rd, in Albany was in the headlines where a dozen of their workers had visited...

Vegetable Pakora

Vegetable Pakora is a type of an Indian snack made with chickpea flour, spices, and a variety of chopped vegetables like onion, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, and cabbages to name some. It is then deep fried till crisp and golden brown. Another leftover day for me as I saw these...