August 2022

Inari Sushi

Afraid of making sushi? If yes, then try this one out, it’s the easiest way to prepare sushi at home, no rolling needed. Inari Sushi is a type of sushi prepared with rice seasoned with vinegar then filled in deep-fried tofu pockets that come un-topped or topped with variety of...

Chuanshang

A hidden restaurant that is tricky to find but is it a hidden gem? We dined in here for lunch, not expecting anything and had no knowledge of what this place serves. First impression is that it looks like a bubble tea shop, something like Meet Fresh but later on...

Locatelli (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

This is one of the last few restaurants we haven’t tried at Westgate just merely because Italian cuisine is in our bottom list when we dine out, not a huge fan of pasta and pizza becuase honestly there are many other tasty exciting dishes out there. Don’t get me wrong,...

Bocheng Monggo

A different kind of buchi that will definitely fill your hunger. Bocheng Monggo is a popular street food in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines made with glutinous rice dough filled with sweetened green mung beans then deep fried and coated with melted brown sugar. In Malabon there is this popular place...

21 Grams Cafe & Patisserie (Rosedale, Auckland, New Zealand)

When we first came here in New Zealand many years ago there were only a few choices for breads and pastries, by default it was Bakers Delight or the supermarket. Most of these bakeries from the past usually sells those heavy dense bread as they are usually eaten as the...

Ham & Cheese Cauliflower Fritters

Surprisingly delicious, this cauliflower recipe is one side dish you need to try soon. Ham & Cheese Cauliflower Fritters as the name suggest is a fritter dish that is made with cauliflower, ham, bacon and cheese, served as a side dish, starter or even as snack. Do you have the...

Janken (Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand)

Moving from North to Northwest was quite a challenge for us in terms of dining options specially when it comes to Japanese, we missed our family favourite Naritas, up until now nothing can replace its bento box offerings, while Sushi Tomi was close we still missed that restaurant we visit...

Baby Squid Rice

This fried rice is nothing like you tried before. Baby Squid Rice is a type of fried rice prepared with fermented sautéed squid and salted egg then seasoned with bagoong. This is one unique fried rice, have you seen a fried rice where it is prepared with baby squid as...

Selera (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

Want an affordable and cheerful place for lunch in New Market then Selera is your place. It’s a really nice Malaysian restaurant, lots of options, large portions and the service is quite fast, its actually like being in Malaysia and I can attest to that since I lived there for...