Fusion

Sneaky Snacky (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

In the age where MSG is stigmatised, where most restaurants place a label outside their premises that says “We don’t use MSG“, there is one place here in Auckland that is adverting this boldly on their menu board, these are the brave guys in Sneaky Snaky. For me I don’t...

Kimchinigang

Kimchinigang is a Korean–Filipino fusion dish combining the flavours of Kimchi to the all-time Filipino favourite, the pork sinigang. With the influx of Korean students in the Philippine universities, more and more Korean dishes are being sold and served in the Philippine restaurants. What is even better is that, these...

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake 3

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake is a dish of pan-fried seafood patty prepared with fish, prawns and crab meat. Serve it as an entree, side dish or as mains. Are you like me, when you buy your groceries and do not finish them all, puts any leftovers ingredients in the...

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style 1

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style is a Filipino style deep fried spicy salt and pepper baby shrimps, cooked with shells on making it crispy on every bite. Binondo is a district in Manila and is the oldest Chinatown in the world and it was founded in 1594 and was established by...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs 2

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs is a type of Sweet and Sour dish prepared with pork meatballs, its perfect to serve on freshly steamed jasmine rice. How does not love meatballs, it’s easy to make, very affordable and its very versatile, hence we see this humble lump of fried meat in...

Shake Shed & Co (Rotorua, New Zealand) 2

Shake Shed & Co (Rotorua, New Zealand)

If you can remember a while back, we were reviewing Bubble Tea Shops to try in Auckland and that series was over but that does not stop us trying new places. Our recent boba pearl experience was not from a bubble tea but from a soft serve ice cream, yes...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

Cuapao is a type of a steamed bun shaped like a thick folded taco filled with fermented mustard greens, pork and chopped peanuts. I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that...

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 Chinese inspired dish prepared with crispy battered hoki fillets served with blanched broccoli florets in a savoury Black Bean sauce. Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy...

Ube Milk Tea 1

Ube Milk Tea

Ube Milk Tea is a Filipino version of the Taiwanese bubble tea drink prepared with ube jam/halaya infused black tea served with tapioca balls Do I need to say more? I guess this is the most Pinoy milk tea ever the Ube Milk Tea. Prepared with ube jam/halaya infused black...

Pancit Macao 1

Pancit Macao

Pancit Macao is a Macanese inspired Filipino dish prepared with fresh yellow noodles stir fried with Chorizo de Macau, char siu pork, beef, prawns and vegetables. Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because...