Chinese

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce 1

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy Japanese tempura style battered Hoki fish fillets with crisp quickly blanched broccoli goes really well with that savoury Chinese black bean sauce. I was fortunate enough to grab some Hoki...

Café BBQ Duck (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4

Cafe BBQ Duck Dinner Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is one of our cheap go to places when we can’t find something new to try in the city. With Cafe BBQ Duck I guess it’s hard to go wrong, most of their offering is spot on for our taste buds and wallet. We have been here numerous times...

Pancit Macao 1

Pancit Macao

Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because one of its main ingredients, the Chorizo de Macau.  Now that is even more confusing right? You may say that Chorizo de Macau is from Macau, well...

Lily’s Garden Restaurant (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Chinese cuisine is quite diverse but what we are exposed to are the main stream ones like Cantonese, Huaiyang and Shanghainese cuisine, there are much more variety than that like the Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang and Sichuan to name some but of all these cuisine types Sichuan for...

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao 2

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao

Have you ever tried Gua Bao? That fluffy white steamed bun shaped like a taco and filled with meats and other stuff? If not, then you are missing a lot because this thing is delectable! Also known as Lotus leaf bun this Taiwanese creation is way much better than your...

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork 1

Steamed Tofu with Ground Pork

Ahhhh Tofu, everyone I know hates this, I don’t know why? Possibly they haven’t tried a good recipe yet or is it the texture? Tofu on its own I understand is quite bland, I won’t even dare myself eating it just on its own but it can be made into...

Chao Fan 2

Chao Fan

Don’t be confused with Chao Fan and Chow Fun because one is made with fried rice and another is made with rice noodles, we are making the fried rice today and not the noodles, just to be clear. Chao Fan or Chaofan is a popular dish in the Philippines it...

Huami Nectar Tasting Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Yes this is my third review of the place (probably my fifth visit) which means a lot and yes, we are having another degustation, well sort of, as Huami calls it set menu and that’s what we exactly had.  As of this writing they offer two set menus, Huami Summer...

Scallion Oil Noodles 2

Scallion Oil Noodles

I’ve been trying out a lot of something new that I tried lately like our Chinese Stuffed Eggplant that we posted earlier this month, Zucchini Fritti yesterday and our post today, the Scallion Oil Noodles. This noodle dish we have for today was inspired from the ones I had at...

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings 1

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...