September 2021

Patagonia Ice Creamery & Chocolaterie (Queenstown, New Zealand)

If you come to Queenstown then a visit won’t be complete without heading over to Patagonia Ice Creamery & Chocolaterie, what you will find here are the best ice cream flavours in New Zealand and it’s just around the corner from that famous Fergburger. They offer artisan ice creams, sorbets...

Caldo de Pata

Caldo de Pata is a hearty Ecuadorian soup is prepared by simmering cow’s feet and tripe for a long period of time until soft and tender accompanied with other ingredients like cassava, hominy and peanuts. Bulalo, Kamoteng Kahoy and Binatog, the only thing common on those three ingredients are they...

High Country Salmon (Twizel, New Zealand)

Last time we vested Lake Tekapo and its surroundings was five years ago, during that time one of our itineraries was this Salmon Farm, sadly we did not make it during that time because we were quite tired and we not enough time to spare for our itinerary that day...

Giniling with Alugbati at Kalabasa

Giniling Kalabasa at Alugbati is a simple Filipino vegetable soup dish prepared with minced pork, alugbati (Malabar spinach) and buttercup squash. It’s simple, delicious, nutritious and affordable, this is what a dinner should be! In your home country what does the typical daily meal look like? It’s interesting to see...

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken is a classic Provençal dish of chicken pieces pan roasted in olive oil and aromatics together with copious amount of garlic cloves. Say what! Yes, its forty, nothing more and nothing less but why? It may sound absurd but trust me, it’s not, in fact it...

Fergbaker (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Everyone knows what Fergburger is but do you know it’s small sibling the Fergbaker? We never heard of it as well until we visited Queenstown and saw this place beside Fergburger. As the name suggest its owned by the same owners of that popular burger place and they ventured out...

Ube Biko

Ube Biko is a type of Filipino rice cake based on Biko Kalamay where it is infused with ube flavour then topped with a topping similar to yema. Nowadays everything seems to be given that ube twist, from waffles, doughnuts, macarons and even croissants, name it there is an ube...

Fergburger (Queenstown, New Zealand)

If there is one burger joint, I have been wanting to try for the longest time it will be our restaurant for today, Fergburger in Queenstown but why? Well, the likes of CNN, The Telegraph, Lonely Planet, the Los Angeles Times and even celebrities call this the best burger in...

Sabo Kamatis

Sabo Kamatis is a Filipino soup dish from Pampanga prepared with slowly boiled pork or beef bones with tomatoes, onions and garlic served with bok choy, cabbage and radish. All of you most probably would agree that Pampanga has the best dishes compared to other provinces that is why most...

Beef Tendons, Tofu and Mushrooms

Beef Tendons, Tofu and Mushrooms is a dish of simmered beef tendons and tofu in a sauce prepared with savoury sweet sauce infused with shiitake essence and dried shrimps. One of my favourite offal cuts are beef tendons, it’s those tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle...