Author: Raymund

Clam and Vegetable Fritters

You won’t believe I made this dish with leftover vegetables I have on my bin, with a bit of squash, cabbage, spring onions and creativity we created this delicious dish of Clam and Vegetable Fritters.   It was inspired by two different dishes, the Filipino Ukoy and the Japanese Okonomiyaki, basically the...

Aji de Gallina

Actually, I haven’t tried this dish in real life and what I posted here is just based on research after I got interested on it when Jodie Sta Maria posted a video of this dish when she travelled to Peru and highly recommended it.  While Peru is on my wish list...

Laderach 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland)

This is my umpteenth time here, Why? Because this is one of the best chocolates I ever tried.  We reviewed this last 2013 but had tried it again and again, last one before this was 2015 then now, and yes, the quality has not changed ever since.  We have been to many...

Chicken Hamonado

Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two contrasting flavours plus more.  Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice...

Dunkin’ Donuts Neumarkt Altstetten (Zurich, Switzerland)

Let’s have a quick review for today and its Dunkin’ Donuts.  Yes, you had seen it right? I know this is nothing new but for me it is because this is the first time, I will try Dunkin’ Donuts in Zurich.  While I had tried many Dunkin’ Donuts in my life, I...

Filipino Cocido

Cocido in Spanish is the past participle of the verb cocer (“to cook”), so it literally means “cooked something”, that something can be anything like meats (pork, beef, chicken, mutton) and vegetables (cabbage, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas).  Cocido on its own is a complete meal, high energy and very...

Pork Tausi

Tausi or fermented black beans is one of those Chinese influence to the Philippine cuisine, this salty savoury beans filled with umami gives tons of flavours to any dish hence it is used on several dishes like fish, tofu, beef and vegetables.  Though I haven’t seen this used on soups it...

Michel Hotel Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt, Germany)

So far this was our worst experience in traveling, just imagine the following story below.  Let’s start with our departure from Helsinki going to Zurich.  Our KLM flight was supposed to leave at 6:10 PM but it was delayed to a later time but since we have a short layover in Amsterdam...

Beef and Irish Stout Stew

Have you ever used beer in cooking? How about stout like Guinness? If not give it a try as it gives a really unique deep rich flavour that can’t be achieved with just a normal beef stock.  To make it even more interesting with my recipe today I used a special...

Jamie’s Italian (St Petersburg, Russia)

I never thought we will eat at this place in St Petersburg, this was totally unexpected, but it was good.  Before I came here I was thinking all I would eat was Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Solyanka Soup, Khachapuri and Golubtsy I was wrong, instead I am having some Italian dish, on...