Author: Raymund

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...

Ube Loaf

I always love the Asian Red Bean swirl loaf, picking those sections where the red bean paste are is a part of the trill in eating them. It is like getting those crispy bits on a fried fish, hunting for that pork fat on pork and beans or going for...

Baked with Love (Taupo, New Zealand)

The last time we were in Taupo we discovered this bakery goodies from Baked with Love in a weekend market, the stall was very visual and attracts quite a lot of people as they have some vibrant treats on showcase. We got hooked just by the looks of those baked...

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi

If the Filipino’s can match any ulam with rice, the Italian’s can top up their pasta with any sauce, the Mexicans can wrap any stuff with their tacos then the Vietnamese can also fill their baguettes with basically anything. The only rule for it to be a banh mi is...

Tearaffe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Yes, it is another bubble tea shop, and this is in line with our adventure to try all bubble tea shops as we can in Auckland. Like our last post this one is also located in Takapuna, in fact they are only located 200m apart. Tearaffe is located beside the...

Pinoy Shawarma Rice

Filipinos love Shawarma, Filipinos also love rice, that’s why the one who created this Pinoy Shawarma Rice is a genius, Is he? Rice and Kebabs are nothing new, in fact in countries where kebabs are commonly sold, they sell it with the warp or rice, trust me I had seen...

Tortang Okra

There are many torta varieties and the popular ones we know of are the Tortang Talong, Tortang Giniling, Tortang Patatas, Tortang Kalabasa, Tortang Dulong, Tortang Dilis but have you tried Tortang Okra? Torta basically is a type of Filipino omelette where various vegetables and/or meat are cooked with eggs, so...

Q Tea (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Before the lockdown here in New Zealand me my friends were trying every Bubble Tea shops we can within Auckland city, I guess we had tried at least four bubble tea shops before the shops had closed and people got restricted to their own bubble. First of this series was...

Tiyula Itum

Its black like dinuguan but it does not contain any blood, so where does this dish take its colour from? Burnt Coconut Meat, it may sound weird and you may get intimidated by the looks, but that burnt coconut adds a nice depth to this dish. Not convinced yet? we’ll...

Hayama (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was my last trip to the airport before Coronavirus hit New Zealand, I was on my way to Gold Coast and had a quick bite before flying. I planned to sleep on the plane as I was quite tired and needed some good rest, so I grabbed something to...