Category: Fusion

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California Maki

This type of maki is claimed to be an American invention but there are also multiple claims where some originated in Canada. Anyway, regardless of where it came from what’s important is that is was named California Roll or California Maki due to its popularity in California. I also read...

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Auckland’s Top 13 Buffet Restaurants

Smorgasbord, Eat-all-you can or Buffet call it whatever you want but it’s the same thing, you devour as many food items you can in one go. Surprisingly these types of establishments are not popular here in Auckland if you are comparing it to Asian countries or in America so there...

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Pepper Steak

In Season 9 Episode 3 of “The Middle” this dish was featured when Donahue tricked Frankie into thinking that she had an emotional issue when she prepared them a pepper steak bowl and that episode reminded me that I haven’t made one in ages. Yes, we watch “The Middle” and...

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Columbus Coffee Grafton (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

One of my close friends who is a chef at the same time a part time food blogger at “Masarap Din” invited me to try out some of his latest dishes on offer at Columbus Coffee in Grafton, he is the head chef there and they do have Chef’s specials...

Grilled Paprika Chicken with Chorizo Gravy 2 5

Grilled Paprika Chicken with Chorizo Gravy

Back in the Philippines I used to eat a lot at fast food courts of malls, because its cheap and the place where I worked before have a big 4 floor shopping mall at the ground level. At that mall, there was this Filipino Spanish fusion restaurant (not existing anymore)...

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Chicken Galantina

Chicken Galantina is a Filipino dish of deboned chicken stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, egg, cold cuts, pickle relish and other spices that is either poached, steamed or baked. This dish originated from a French dish called galatine, which preparation is nearly the same apart from the latter...

Copycat Kanin Club's Vegetarian Delight 2 2

Copycat Kanin Club’s Vegetarian Delight

For many months now, I am in continuous search for those lesser known Filipino dishes and in line with that search I am also reading the menus of popular Filipino restaurants just to double check if I had missed some dishes that I haven’t posted yet. After that thorough exercise...

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Chorizo Fried Rice

Fried Rice is popular in Asia likewise Chorizo is popular in Spain and Latin America, both can be enjoyed on breakfast that is why in Malaysia you have Nasi Goreng and in Philippines you have Sinangag in the morning, while in Mexico they enjoy chorizos on breakfast burritos and in...

Tok Tok (North Shore City, New Zealand) 7 0

Tok Tok (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I got to know this restaurant at the Taste of Auckland event which happened 2 years ago they have a stall at the event and I can still remember it was packed with lots of patrons. A couple of years later I decided to dine in at their Takapuna restaurant,...

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Lechon Macau

Crispy pork anyone? I guess most Asians consider this one of the best ways you can make with pork, tender savoury meat topped with a crispy skin and melting fat what more could you ask for. There are many variations on how to cook this in Asia, in the Philippines...