September 2021

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...

Hapunan (Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand)

This place is perhaps the most popular Filipino restaurant / food truck in Auckland probably for nearly a year now. They serve familiar name Filipino dishes, some are traditional and some with a twist but most of them are highly regarded by Aucklanders and received a lot of great positive...

Elements Restaurant (Queenstown, New Zealand)

If you want a simple well done perfectly seasoned grilled meats then look no further because Elements Restaurant does it quite well. There are many good dinning places in Queenstown all located at the heart of the city where it is all visible to everyone that visits the place. Then...

Mango Bango

Mango Bango is a Filipino dessert inspired by Buko Salad and/or Fruit Salad where Mangoes, Nata de Coco and Kaong are mixed together and served with Cream and Condensed Milk. East and South East Asian desserts are quite simple, not too intricate and not too overly sweet. East and South...

Beef Neck Bone Noodle Soup

Beef Neck Bone Noodle Soup is a simple dish of roasted beef neck bones simmered with vegetables until meat falls of the bones then served with rice noodles, corn, cabbage and spring onions. When we dined in at Dagu Rice Noodles I ordered this Dagu Signature Rice Noodles with Beef,...

Arrow Thai Food (Arrowtown, New Zealand)

Arrowtown, it’s just a scenic 25-minute drive from Queenstown, this gold-rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the Arrow River is one scenic place. It may be a small town with less than 3000 in population but it’s packed with history and Buckingham Street is the centre of...