September 2022

Kusidong Isda

This is the Bicolano-style of Sinabawang Isda, its simple yet delicious! Kusidong Isda is a simple Filipino fish soup dish simply cooked in water alongside aromatics such as ginger, garlic, and shallots together with balaw, tomatoes and a citrus called calamansi. Given that my mom and my grandparent were from...

Baha Betty (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

At the top of Westfield Newmarket Shopping Centre is this Rooftop Dining Precinct where you can enjoy the sunset views, nice garden terraces, a sky pool and artworks dotted around Westfield Newmarket’s rooftop as you enjoy your food and drinks. We wanted to try this before but never had the...

Bihongke

Did you know that this is the Tagalog version of Sotanghon Soup? Bihongke is a noodle soup dish from the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines prepared with bihon noodles, chicken, vegetables and sometimes eggs. In Batangas there is this dish that looks familar for those who live in other...

Chimac (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are keen for Chicken & Beer After work like how Koreans do it then look no further, Chimac is here for you, centrally located at the heart of Auckland CBD, it’s the perfect place to unwind with friends or colleagues after a long day at work. The name...

Thai Green Seafood Curry

A nice classic recipe with a seafood twist, its creamy, its spicy and mildly sweet. Thai Green Seafood Curry is a Thai curry dish prepared with mixed seafoods like Fish, Squid and Prawns in a curry made with green chillies, kaffir lime leaves and coriander. Most of the curries out...

5 Unique Restaurants in Houston to Try on Your Next Visit

Are you still seeking a perfect place to enjoy an exuberant dining experience in Houston on your next visit? Though the city boasts of many types of brilliant restaurants, some locations do stand apart from the crowd! These restaurants are renowned for paying attention to all aspects contributing to making...

Caffe e Cucina (Rosedale, North Shore City, New Zealand)

This restaurant’s tagline is “JUST LIKE NONNA USED TO MAKE. Come and join us at the number one Italian Restaurant on the North Shore”. Well, that is a bold statement to claim and we are here to find out. We had our fair share of real Italian food, having travelled...

Pesto Pasta

Not all green dishes are created equal, and this pasta recipe is definitely overflowing with flavours. Pesto pasta is an Italian dish made with noodles tossed in a sauce made with crushed garlic, pine nuts, salt, basil leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Sardo and olive oil. Not all great dishes take...

Stratosfare (Rotorua, New Zealand)

It was quite a while since we’ve been to a Buffet with tons of selection like this, the last one was at Fortuna and prior to that was Haru No Yume, sadly the latter does not do buffets anymore. With regards to the variety of buffet offerings Fortuna for me...

Rodic’s-Style Chopped Beef Tapa

It looks like corned beef and it tastes like Tapa! Rodic’s-Style Chopped Beef Tapa is a copycat dish from the well-known Diner, Rodic’s, made with flaked beef marinated in tapa style sauces and spices. I studied in the University where this popular diner is located, University of the Philippines, Diliman,...