December 2021

Pancit Sisig

Two party favourites combined in one dish! Pancit Sisig is a Filipino stir fried noodle dish made with Filipino rice noodles called bihon topped with grilled chopped seasoned pork jowl. When you combine two good things, amazing things happen. Cronut, Sushi Burrito, Doughnut Burger, Cookie Shot and Cake Pops are...

Duck Island Ice Cream (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

Its summer and the best way to beat that heat is a good ‘ol ice cream and there’s nothing better to deliver that nowadays than this new joint in Ponsonby, the Duck Island Ice Cream. After the lockdown here in Auckland this place is always packed with long queues and...

Salted Egg Chicken Burger

I would honestly use that sauce in any dishes I can imagine. Salted Egg Chicken Burger is a type of Chicken Burger prepared with crispy fried chicken thigh patty, salted duck egg yolk sauce, mayonnaise, chilli sauce, tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce served on a soft brioche bun. Yet again I...

CHA+ 茶家 (Auckland, New Zealand)

Yet another bubble tea shop, yes, its everywhere, even in a small city like Auckland we do have a lot of them, every corner in the CBD have them, and most major suburbs will also have them. The last one we had tried was this CHA+ 茶家, a hole in...

Camaron Rellenado

Prawns enclosed with a minced pork dumpling filling; it can’t get better than that. Camaron Rellenado is a Filipino Chinese dish of minced pork stuffed with large prawns in the middle then deep fried. Most Filipinos have heard of the dish called Camaron Rebosado, a deep-fried battered shrimp similar to...


Tres Leches

Three types of milk and cream on a cake, this dessert is definitely one creamy concoction. Tres Leches is a popular Mexican type of cake where a type of sponge cake is soaked in three kinds of milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk and regular milk topped with a sweetened whipped...

Biko King

Several weeks ago we showcased a Filipino product called sorbetes being sold here in New Zealand and that was great, a commercial level product that can be proudly sold on major supermarkets. Today we are showcasing another Filipino product, while it’s not as packaged as good as our last week’s...

Avocado Pistachio Cheesecake

Trying my trusted cheesecake recipe with Avocadoes and Pistachios, it was good! Avocado Pistachio Cheesecake is a type of no-bake cheesecake where crust is prepared with graham crackers topped with an avocado infused cream cheese and topped with generous amounts of pistachio Making this cheesecake was adhoc, was planning to...

Top 15 Traditional Filipino Desserts served during Christmas

Yet again Christmas is around the corner, 10 more days its Christmas eve, a very important time in the Filipino tradition as our main celebration starts when the clock ticks 12 midnight welcoming December 25. Hours before that, on the eve of Christmas, Filipino families all over the world scramble...

Ube Muffins

If you don’t have time making that ube cake you’ve been craving for then make this instead, it’s equally as delicious. Ube Muffins is a type of muffin infused with ube extract and ube halaya topped with a sweet buttery coconut streusel. I was so surprised when I made this...