Category: Global

Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks

Vanilla in a savoury dish, that for me at least was unheard of, my reaction when I saw this once on a TV show I was, arhmmmmm. I was sceptical as I never had tried it and that combination does not seem to be logical to me, but after I...

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Here’s a protein rich and Nutella-flavored bar that you can enjoy for those midday munchies or after a workout. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts makes these bars addictively tasty, while the texture is somewhere between a fudge and a brownie. The added collagen protein makes these all the more...

Watermelon and Honey Cooler

This is the best summer drink you can ever serve for your barbecues home parties; it’s not just refreshing its yummy as well. All you need is some frozen watermelon which you can prepare ahead of time then make this drink on demand. Trust me your guests will love you...

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts 1

Fresh Broccoli and Apple Salad with Walnuts

We tried this salad in one of our friends house warming parties and like most Filipino gatherings there are tons of Filipino food served, dishes like pancit, kare kare, lumpia and fried chicken.  While I haven’t noticed all of the dishes served because there are only four that I can...

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce 2

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

I don’t know what’s up with Filipinos and gravy, I bet after adobo and sinigang this is the most sought-after dish, why? Because the last time I was in the Philippines, KFC puts their gravies in a large thermos jar chained to the condiments area.  For most Filipinos they will...

Strata Lounge (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was a long due post since we were here last year on our way to Europe, first time in Strata Lounge actually but not a first on any Lounges, this is just the first time I paid for it as all were business trips.  Strata Lounge is one of...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 8

Princess’s Garden (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This was our last restaurant for our series of cruise breakfast buffets and I just wished it would have ended better, while there is a good selection on offer on this ship, it was not as good as the last few cruise liners we tried. Princess’s Garden is the largest...

Balsamic Short Ribs 1

Balsamic Short Ribs

I rarely slow cook because I barely have full 8 hours of stay at home, plus I have trust issues in leaving my slow cooker while I am at work or overnight as I sleep but this time, I conquered that trust issue and decided to cook this late night,...

Coffee & Joy (MS Gabriella, Viking Line) 3

Coffee & Joy (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

Just a short review today and since we had a small snack at this place when we crossed the Baltic Sea via Viking Line’s MS Gabriella. It was at Coffee & Joy located at Deck 7 of the ship, a trendy cafe that offers you a quiet and cosy coffee...

Grill (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

Meaty, Massive and Grilled that’s what you want when you are hungry and tired, and this is what we got from the Grill when we cruised Viking Line’s MS Gabriella. Located at Deck 8, it is strategically placed in the middle of where most of the restaurant are. A good...