Category: Italian

Zucchini Fritti

The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked like and tasted. I was sceptical at first, but I then realised that Zucchinis can be delicious because...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This is the best service we had in this trip so far, the server in this restaurant was the perfect attendant you will ever have, always serving with a smile and very accommodating, and yes, we tipped him really well. Napoli Mia is an Italian restaurant located in Deck 7...

Jamie’s Italian (St Petersburg, Russia)

I never thought we will eat at this place in St Petersburg, this was totally unexpected, but it was good.  Before I came here I was thinking all I would eat was Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Solyanka Soup, Khachapuri and Golubtsy I was wrong, instead I am having some Italian dish, on...

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...