Fusion

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake

Are you like me, when you buy your groceries and do not finish them all, puts any leftovers ingredients in the freezer in the hope of cooking it someday? While its totally OK, what is annoying are those small bits and pieces that accumulate, like 50 to 100 grams of...

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

Binondo is a district in Manila and is the oldest Chinatown in the world and it was founded in 1594 and was established by Spanish Governor Luis Pérez Dasmariñas as a permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholicism. It is a vibrant place and like most Chinatowns in...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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 many dishes like soups, pasta, noodles, in gravy and Chinese stir fries like our recipe for today, sweet and sour. Basically this is minor modification...

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

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 fishing pond inside that complex, up until my teenager years that place was still there but I am not sure if now they...

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...

Ube Milk Tea 1

Ube Milk Tea

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 tea served with tapioca balls, it is similar to how most milk teas are prepared. You can make this with store bought ube jam...

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...

Daldang (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Do you know what Factcaron is? I guess we have the same answer until my daughter introduced me to it several months ago. While it may look French these sweet delights are a South Korean creation, it was the Koreans answer to the world-renowned dessert brands like Laduree, Pierre Herme...

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...