Author: Raymund

Ube Pandesal

Can’t get enough of ube? We had seen this humble Filipino root crop become really popular nowadays. Filipinos all over the world try to incorporate this purple wonder in many things like sinigang, pancake, empanadas, macaroons and doughnuts to name some, while I tried most of them there is one...

Madam Woo (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Madam Woo is one of those restaurants that I had been wanting to try for a long time, if I can remember this branch in Takapuna had opened its doors around early 2017 and since then I just passed by the place once in a while wondering when will I...

Filipino Style Beef Curry

Unlike in most of South East Asian countries, Indian Curries are not popular in the Philippines because powdered spices were not a major part of our cuisine, spices like turmeric, cardamom, cumin, fenugreek and coriander. Our cuisine basically is almost a subset of the Spanish and Chinese cuisine where common...

Dixie Browns (Taupo, New Zealand)

Looking for where to have brunch in Taupo? Well check out this spot in Roberts Road near the #LoveTaupo sign. It’s a good spot regardless whether it’s winter or summer. If the sun is out they have a spot on Colonel Roberts Reserve just in front of the premise where...

Breakfast Quesadilla

I got this idea when I ordered some Breakfast burrito in one of the catering companies here in Auckland, it proved to be delicious as most of my teammates asked me to order there again next time, we have a team breakfast at the office. Basically it was a chorizo...

Bam-i

When I first tried this dish in the Philippines, I don’t have any idea of its name, only until recently I learned of its name from a Visayan in our Filipino community here in New Zealand. She cooks this a lot, brings it on most occasions and even caters for...

Daikoku (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you haven’t been to a teppanyaki restaurant then you should do this at least once in your lifetime, while the food may be good, you are not visiting it mainly because of that, what you are here for is the teppanyaki chef’s performance as they prepare your meal. While...

Kinamatisang Buto Buto

It’s not sinigang, it’s not afritada and definitely not nilaga, it is something in between. It’s not a plain soup and it’s not sour either, the flavours are just right. Kinamatisang Buto Buto a pork bone soup prepared by slowly simmering bony pork cuts together with daikon, garlic and onions...

Cobb & Co (Taupo, New Zealand)

After a full day in Taupo we were quite hungry and craved for some steak, since it is not as big of a town, there are few choices where you can get one and Cobb & Co was one of them. We came here for an early dinner as we...

Copycat Aristocrat South China Chicken

I had tried this dish many years ago in their Roxas Boulevard Branch so I am not sure how accurate my copycat recipe is, so please bear with me. I am also not sure if it’s still on their menu, but it looks like it’s still available based on their...