Filipino

Hapunan (Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand)

This place is perhaps the most popular Filipino restaurant / food truck in Auckland probably for nearly a year now. They serve familiar name Filipino dishes, some are traditional and some with a twist but most of them are highly regarded by Aucklanders and received a lot of great positive...

Mango Bango

Mango Bango is a Filipino dessert inspired by Buko Salad and/or Fruit Salad where Mangoes, Nata de Coco and Kaong are mixed together and served with Cream and Condensed Milk. East and South East Asian desserts are quite simple, not too intricate and not too overly sweet. East and South...

Copycat Ribchon Baby Back Baboy

Copycat Ribchon Baby Back Baboy is a copycat Baby Back Baboy recipe from the famous Tagaytay restaurant Ribchon. A pork rib dish seasoned with spices and aromatics used in lechon then slowly grilled to tender perfection. Let me start this post by mentioning that I haven’t tried the real thing...

Japanese Siomai

Japanese Siomai is a type of minced pork and sometimes with prawns where it is wrapped in nori sheets instead of the usual dimsum wrapper, giving it a unique seafood taste. I have been into Japan, Hong Kong and China and probably I had seen one of these types of...

Paotsin Green Hainanese Rice and Chicken

Paotsin Green Hainanese Rice and Chicken is a copycat recipe inspired by Paotsin made with Hainanese Rice infused with pandan leaves then served with Asian style crispy chicken. One thing that makes me want to visit my home country badly are the interesting new dishes I discover on a regular...


The 11 varieties of the Filipino Longganisa

When you think about sausages, I guess the first thing that comes to mind is either the German Brats or Hungarian Sausages but did you know that this encased meat was probably first invented as a means of preserving blood, offal, and small scraps of meat in the stomachs and...

Nilagang Manok na Puti na may Asparagus

Nilagang Manok na Puti na may Asparagus is a Filipino soup dish made with chicken and vegetables like potato, carrots, cabbage, and asparagus. In the Philippines, during the old days, when someone of high stature prepares chicken for dinner, a whole chicken is used, literally. This means whether they are...

Meatball with Misua and Watercress

Meatball with Misua and Watercress is a simple dish of meatballs cooked in a chicken stock with watercress and flour vermicelli before it is topped with generous amount of crunchy fried garlic. Misua, the go to dish for many Filipinos with a tight budget, a humble noodle soup dish that...

Crispy Pork Knuckles

Crispy Pork Knuckles is a Filipino dish of pork leg cut into smaller sections where it is twice cooked first in a seasoned broth then deep frying it to a very crispy state. Similar to Crispy Pata but in a smaller easier to handle package. Have you ever cooked Crispy...

Batutay Longganisa

Batutay Longganisa or Cabanatuan longganisa is a type of Filipino longganisa made with beef which gives it a distinct flavour. Like most longganisa, this can be prepared hamonado, de recado or skinless. Most Filipino dishes change drastically based on its geographic location, this is due to the fact Philippines is...