Category: Fusion

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...

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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...

Reffen Copenhagen Street Food - A Visual Essay 1

Reffen Copenhagen Street Food – A Visual Essay

If you happen to be in Copenhagen and you love food, then a visit in Reffen is a must and if you think Scandinavian food is boring then wait till you give this place a visit. A 6000 square meter street food market which is a create a melting pot...

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Let’s start with a little bit of trivia. Where does this cheese tart originated? If Japan is your guess then you’re wrong but don’t worry that was my first guess as well, this brand originated in Malaysia then brought over to Australia and New Zealand but there is still a...

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Fishball Soup

Sometimes seafood is quite challenging to prepare as well as to consume, you just have to bear with all those fish bones, prawn heads and clam shells but if I tell you still can enjoy the same taste without the challenge would you believe me? Well it is possible, though...

Woodpecker Hill (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Woodpecker Hill (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

An ex-colleague of mine always asked me whether I had tried Woodpecker Hill, I never had until now and it was a nice surprise from my wife. To be honest I never knew what to expect in here as the only time I heard of this was from that ex-colleague...

Bao Baby Bao (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 5

Bao Baby Bao (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a different kind of bao then this is your place, Bao Baby Bao. If you think the usual barbecue pork filling just don’t make the cut anymore then try of their unique fillings like crispy chicken, cheese steak, softshell crab or beer battered egg plant...

Earl Grey Calamansi Iced Tea 1

Earl Grey Calamansi Iced Tea

It is calamansi season again here in New Zealand and I got given a good amount of it several weeks ago, while I use them a lot on dips and dishes the best way to use it is either a lemonade style drink or even better an iced tea. So,...

Spice Alley (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 6

Spice Alley (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Looking for some good Thai fusion in Auckland CBD? If yes then head over to Spice Alley in Sky City and you will be in for a treat. This place is quite new, the last time I ate here it was still a dim sum place, now it totally transformed...