Author: Raymund

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Filipino Restaurants in Auckland

While there are a good number of Filipinos in Auckland the Filipino cuisine is quite unrepresented but during the past years things had changed with some Filipino bloggers in New Zealand and some Filipino contestants in popular food shows started to stand out the Filipino cuisine started to gain momentum....

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Ham and Bean Soup

Its March now and you still have that leftover ham lying on your freezer since end of December, do yourself a favour and make meaningful use of it like me. We got given this big ham last Christmas and it was so big it was served twice in a big...

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Bifana Sandwich

You might have heard of the Macanese Pork Chop Buns but have you met its older brother the Bifana Sandwich? Macanese Pork Chop Buns came from the Portuguese and if you had tried them you might be able to see the resemblance with our post today as they came from...

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Pick you own Free Avocados in Auckland

Yes, you had read the title correctly there are free avocadoes that you can pick your own in Auckland, it’s on a public orchard and it’s not a myth. You might have heard this before and was sceptical like me but I did visit the place a couple of week...

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Tausug Beef Kulma

Beef Kulma is a beef curry dish in the Philippines that closely resembles Korma, it might be where the dish has originated from as the name is very similar. In Mindanao some call it kulma some kurma and this dish is a curry of tender beef cooked in coconut milk,...

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Auckland’s Top 13 Buffet Restaurants

Smorgasbord, Eat-all-you can or Buffet call it whatever you want but it’s the same thing, you devour as many food items you can in one go. Surprisingly these types of establishments are not popular here in Auckland if you are comparing it to Asian countries or in America so there...

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Smoked Salmon in Tomato and Caper Sauce

What’s better than a Salmon cooked in a rich chunky tomato sauce? Well its Smoked Salmon cooked in a rich chunky tomato sauce! Adding that smoked factor gives this dish more life and tons of flavour. I usually cook this using fresh salmon but one day one of our friends...

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Pepper Steak

In Season 9 Episode 3 of “The Middle” this dish was featured when Donahue tricked Frankie into thinking that she had an emotional issue when she prepared them a pepper steak bowl and that episode reminded me that I haven’t made one in ages. Yes, we watch “The Middle” and...

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Columbus Coffee Grafton (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

One of my close friends who is a chef at the same time a part time food blogger at “Masarap Din” invited me to try out some of his latest dishes on offer at Columbus Coffee in Grafton, he is the head chef there and they do have Chef’s specials...

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Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Creamy Scrambled Eggs is a type of egg cooked in low heat while constantly stirring together with butter to achieve its softest and creamiest state. It’s a stock standard breakfast item on buffet breakfast at hotels but can you make it at home? I cannot say I am an expert...