Category: Free Style

Blueberry, Dark Chocolate and Banana Bread

Its clean up your pantry day and I have some dark chocolate tablets from Philippines and frozen blueberries to use. Was thinking of how to utilize both and remembered that it can go really well with a banana bread base mixture which is very versatile. I do have a trusted...

Spiced Grilled Fish

It’s still cold here in New Zealand but there is no stopping me to grill a good piece of fish fillet, for you in the Northern Hemisphere there are no excuses as its still considered summer and this dish is perfect for that time of the year especially when you...

Gochujang Eggplant and Pork

Another freestyle recipe this time its inspired by many East Asian cuisines. Several weeks ago, we bought this Gochujang as my daughter was craving for some Tteokbokki, and like many of our ingredients in the pantry they tend to be one off use hence we have this freestyle series so...

Pork Leg, Lentil, Peas and Bean Stew

I don’t know why for Asians slowly cooked pork leg and trotters sounds so delicious, the mere thought of it may make us drool, it’s like the same effect for Westerners when they think about rib eye. It must be the texture we grew up with, melting fat and very...

Salted Egg Yardlong Beans and Scallops

Another day to clear out our pantry, another day for another ad hoc dish that gave a very surprising result. With my leftover scallops and a bunch of string beans/yardlong beans all we need is a sauce that can make it shine. Soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and tomato...

Three Sauce Green Beans

Our dish today, the Three Sauce Green Beans is one of those freestyles born out of necessity, a need for having a nice side dish with our fried fish as well as the need to use some of the left-over vegetables in our refrigerator bin. Sometimes times like this bring...

Tapa Burritos

One day I was thinking if burrito is just a beef and rice wrapped in tortilla then why can’t the usual breakfast tapsilog of the Filipinos fill that warm flat bread. This is the day that we join these two together, I made my decision I will be filling that...

Cabbage and Beef Stir Fry

I think one of my most common vegetable leftovers is cabbage. Since these things are usually large and not enough mouths to feed at home, we always end up with half a cabbage every time we buy one. Before my pre-blogging days the leftover comes into waste but now, I...

Oxtail Curry

I love oxtails, IMHO this is one of the best parts of the beef and it so underrated, if people just know the amount of flavour you get on this cut, as well as its amazing texture then I guess everyone would start buying it. Like beef skirt and beef...

Fishball and Pork Mince Rice Noodle Soup

I guess a lot of people are afraid of making homemade noodle soups at home because there are so much options that you can buy in restaurants that makes you think twice whether you can do something similar. Yes, they have the master stock that boils perpetually making an amazing...