Category: Italian

Davinci Ristorante (Helsinki, Finland)

Looking for a cheaper alternative to Vapiano while you are in Helsinki? Then try this place, Davinci Ristorante. Actually, it’s not too far from where Vapiano is, just a few more metres if you walk towards Esplanadi then you will be at this place. So how is the food actually...

Bella Bambina Ristorante (Oslo, Norway)

In Oslo we stayed at Comfort Hotel Grand Central a three-star hotel that looks like a boutique hotel, while it may be classified as a three star trust me this place is way much cleaner and better than most four- and five-star hotels here in New Zealand. I think it’s...

Vapiano (Brisbane, Australia)

It’s a German brand serving Italian dishes in Australia and here I am a Filipino living in New Zealand trying them, Globalization. Vapiano is nothing new to me in fact my first encounter with this was in Berlin and I really liked the concept, in fact several concepts where most...

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a type of breaded cutlet prepared with chicken breasts, don’t get it confused with Chicken Parmesan as that’s a totally different dish. While both consists of breaded chicken, Chicken Parmesan is just breaded and cheeses are just added together with the sauce unlike Crispy Parmesan...

Calendula Cottage Cafe & Gardens (Glenbrook, New Zealand)

There are many unexpected places in New Zealand and this was one of them, literally tucked in the middle of nowhere, located in Glenbrook this restaurant is surrounded by farms on every side. An oasis in the middle of lush farm greeneries this place surprised me. I dined in here...

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Italian Meatballs is already good as it is but making it better is not surprisingly hard, just add mozzarella which makes every bite really interesting, imagine a warm gooey cheesy satisfaction on every bite. Cooked in marinara sauce which even makes it better, all you need is a cooked pasta...

Acqua Pazza

I love Jamie Oliver’s new show “Jamie Cooks Italy” where he travels around Italy with Gennaro Contaldo and discover local Italian dishes that are unheard of outside of Italy, recipes that are cooked by local village grandmothers, fishermen, and home cooks, dishes that were handed down from generations through generations...

Baked Scallops

Last week I found this New Zealand Queen Scallops at our local supermarket for a really good price, it’s like less than NZ$20.00 per kilogram so I grabbed one even it was not on my shopping list. Now I have a problem since it was not on my menu of...

Salt Meats and Cheese (Sydney, Australia)

If you want to have some Italian feast in Sydney then there is no better place than this, Salt Meats and Cheese in Gateway Sydney. We visited this place a couple of weeks ago and had a great dinner with some of my colleagues, a great option for groups as...

Vegetable, Bacon, Italian Sausage and Risoni Soup

It’s that time again where I have to use everything that was left over from the recipes I already posted. We do this exercise once in a while so nothing goes to waste, basically using all the bits and pieces on the pantry and vegetable bin which was either forgotten...