Author: Raymund

Zucchini Fritti

The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked like and tasted. I was sceptical at first, but I then realised that Zucchinis can be delicious because...

Patch (North Shore City, Auckland)

At last there is a proper cafe within the vicinity of Hillcrest and this came to a surprise for us as I feel like this place was refurbed in less than two weeks, I did not even saw that happened, from an antique shop that I guess very few people...

24 “Tipid Meals” to cook during Pandemic Outbreak like Coronavirus

Everyone at the moment is undergoing some sort of financial issue due to the economic impact of this pandemic, some are still hanging on really well but others are already struggling, hopefully our post today can help some of our kababayans by having an idea of what budget friendly meals...

Snowman (North Shore City, New Zealand)

One last hurrah for the summer heat, while there may be those odd days that randomly becomes cold there is nothing stopping you to grab that nice big bowl bingsu with your favourite topping and that’s what we exactly did last weekend. If you are in North Shore and craving...

Ginisang Patola

Ginisang gulay is an essential part of the Filipino cuisine whether is abistuelas, repolyo, pechay or ampalaya, they act as a side dish for most grilled or fried meats and seafood but for the budget conscious it can be their main viand. They are omnipresent in most households and it’s...

Chicken Adobo with Pineapples

Adobo like many Filipino dishes has many different varieties, where it can be cooked based on the local produce from the province where it is served and/or with extra secret ingredients that is added by each household, that is why some moms do it differently from the other but one...

Matakana Village Farmers Market – A Visual Essay

I have been visiting this place since I moved to New Zealand, the first time I was here was in 2007 and it has changed a lot ever since. I don’t know why I haven’t posted a Visual Essay about this amazing place but like many believe it’s better late...

Wrocław's Hala Targowa (Market Hall) - A Visual Essay 5

13 Best Affordable Food Staples for Self-Isolation

The whole of the world is not in a good situation now due to this Coronavirus Pandemic and most of us are in isolation whether its government mandated or voluntary. This self-isolation plus the whole pandemic pushed us to our limits and is putting a big toll on the global...

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand)

Few more days to enjoy that Auckland summer heat and as we head into Autumn lets reminisce what summer had offered us. Summers for Kiwi’s are synonymous to barbecues, beaches, music festivals, Pohutukawa trees, hiking and real fruit ice creams. Although summer came late this year (usually it gets hot...

Tempura Udon

A simple udon soup once done right is incredible on its own, just the noodles alone is something to drool for! chewy, fat, slippery delicious. The broth is another thing, that umami filled soup is so addictive, any noodle dipped into that becomes amazing. I tried some good ones and...