Author: Raymund

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...

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings

Who ever invented salted egg yolks as a sauce needs a prize, this thing is amazing, it’s like a crack, amazingly delicious and highly addictive. Most non-Asians I guess won’t agree with that statement as this is kind of weird for them, but I guess once they get to try...

Taco Bell (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

Yes you are seeing it right, we are reviewing Taco Bell, while it can be so normal for Americans in New Zealand this is something special because we never had a Taco Bell up until last November 2019.  New Zealand is far from everyone, we don’t have a big population...

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

I don’t know what’s up with Filipinos and gravy, I bet after adobo and sinigang this is the most sought-after dish, why? Because the last time I was in the Philippines, KFC puts their gravies in a large thermos jar chained to the condiments area.  For most Filipinos they will...

Strata Lounge (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was a long due post since we were here last year on our way to Europe, first time in Strata Lounge actually but not a first on any Lounges, this is just the first time I paid for it as all were business trips.  Strata Lounge is one of...

Persian Style Pomegranate, Peach and Walnut Braised Lamb

I saw this dish in one of the YouTube channels that I follow, Trevor James from the Food Ranger when he travelled to Iran, he showcased a lot of delicious lamb dishes and this was one of it.  There were no exact recipes that was included on the video, but...

Chinese Stuffed Eggplant

The last time I tried this dish at Wong’s Kitchen, I decided to make it at home, it’s such a nice dish and perhaps the best way to cook eggplants, it just soaks a lot of flavour in a texture to die for.  There are many dishes around the world...

Auckland Seafood School 2020

Yes, we are here again, back for the second time and like before it was another team building event.  It was an amazing day, I guess everyone loved it, even those who does not eat seafood as Auckland Seafood School provisioned other options for them.  Like the usual, it started...

Sugpo con Mayonesa

“Sasra pa lang ulam na!” – Just the sauce alone is enough as a dish on its own as it consists of large amounts of crab fat, butter and garlic, all you need is large mounds of rice.  A very rich and tasty dish indeed which I haven’t tried personally...