French

Domo Bakery (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Stumbling upon Domo Bakery in the heart of Takapuna, I felt like I uncovered a hidden gem in Auckland’s pastry scene. My daughter, working nearby, initiated this journey, introducing me to the wonders of this charming bakery. Here’s my firsthand account of our delightful experience. Venturing in at 9 am,...

Maple Bacon Brioche Bread

Unveiling this tempting creation! Sweet meets savory in every bite. 🍞😋 #HomemadeDelight. Rich brioche bread with a sweet and savory surprise inside, a mouthwatering delight. Ah, brioche—a bread so heavenly, it’s practically pastry. Originating in France, this delicate delight boasts a rich, buttery crumb that’s simply irresistible. With its golden...

Le Macaron (Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand)

I guess everyone knows what a macaron but have you heard about Fatcaron? or even Shellcaron? Well, if not basically those two are a type of macaron and as the name suggest Fatcaron is a fat macaron and Shellcaron is a Macaron in a shell shape. So, what is special...

The Grazing Table Grocery List

Its December now and you might be thinking what are you serving for your guests during this Christmas season, while many think of their typical specialty dishes, spit roast or turkey, if you want to elevate your game and minimize the preparation time then why not prepare a grazing table?...

La Cloche (Wellington CBD, Wellington, New Zealand)

They said Wellington have the best cafe’s and every Wellingtonian knows that the capital has some of the best coffee in the world, that is a big title to claim but it is true since Wellington has been in the list of “World’s best coffee: 8 cities to visit for...

The Three Words (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Do you want to impress your loved ones but don’t have the time to grab all of the different things like flowers and cakes from different shops? Well, let me introduce you to “The Three Words”, a cake and flower shop located in Lorne Street where you can buy both...

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken is a classic Provençal dish of chicken pieces pan roasted in olive oil and aromatics together with copious amount of garlic cloves. Say what! Yes, its forty, nothing more and nothing less but why? It may sound absurd but trust me, it’s not, in fact it...

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate is a spread made with chicken liver cooked together with onions, garlic, butter, cream and spices then processed into a paste that is then let to set in a ramekin, chilled then to be served as a spread on breads. We made some liver spread before,...

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand) 2

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

This is our second time dining out when New Zealand relaxed its quarantine restrictions for the Corona outbreak. It feels like freedom after being locked down for a while so me and my wife splurged out and had a date staycation away from the house for a change. First item...