July 2021

Avocado Graham Float

Avocado Graham Float is a type of Filipino ice box cake made with layers of sweetened condensed milk mixed on whipped cream and mashed avocadoes sandwiched between Honey Graham Crackers. One of the easiest desserts you will ever make is this one, the Avocado Graham Float. Its creamy, its sweet...

YaoCha (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

How many milk tea / bubble tea shops does Auckland have? There are no stats for this that I can find online but roughly based on searching Google Maps, there are at least 19 just in Auckland CBD alone and the if we are talking about the whole of Auckland...

Nam Nam Commercial Bay (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Commercial Bay, a new development near Auckland harbour, this was supposed to be the heart of Auckland commercial district but since COVID happened this place was not fully materialised to where it supposed to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a nice shopping complex with upscale brands but since...

Pandan Mamon

Pandan Mamon is a Filipino dessert and/or snack mini sponge cake made with flour and fluffed up eggs whites then flavoured with pandan essence giving it a soft aroma with hints of almond and vanilla. When I see pandan leaves it reminds me of my grandmother because she uses this...

Manong’s Beef Mami

Manong’s Beef Mami is a Filipino street food prepared with beef bone broth served over wheat noodles and cuts of tender beef meat and beef offal pieces accompanied by spring onions, soy sauce and hot sauce. During the late 80’s and early 90’s this was me and my best friends...

Sushi Tomi (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

One of the restaurants we miss after moving to Westgate was our family favourite Naritas, when we crave for a bento box nowadays, we either go to North Shore or just forget about it. A few weeks back after grabbing some stuff at Countdown Westgate we decided to try this...

Crispy Fried Pompano

Crispy Fried Pompano is a simple dish for crispy fried pompano fish seasoned with salt and pepper then deep fried in a garlic infused oil. What is your favourite fish? Well if you ask me my answer will be different depending on the cooking method used for that fish, as...

Punjabi Kitchen (North Shore City, New Zealand)

In this block of restaurants here in Wairau we had tried Hansan, Golden Tulip Restaurant, Naritas and Nakhon Thai, the only thing left to try was this Indian place called Punjabi Kitchen that’s why we are here now. Every restaurant in the block is quite good, all of them got...

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans

Belacan Squid and Snake Beans is a spicy pungent, yet delicious Malaysian inspired dish prepared with squid and snake beans stir fried with lots of shallots, chillies and a fermented shrimp paste called Belachan. I think Filipino’s would love this Belacan Squid and Snake Beans, while the Philippine cuisine does...