Mexican

Caldo de Res 1

Caldo de Res

Caldo de Res is a type of beef soup prepared with beef shanks and vegetables in a light tomato based soup, found in the cuisines of Spain and Mexico. I first encountered this on a TV show I think was presented by Rick Stein when he was in Spain. If...

Taco Pao 1

Taco Pao

Taco Pao is a fusion of three different cuisines Mexican for the taco concept then Chinese and Filipino for the pao, a steamed bun folded like a taco filled with asado style pulled pork, shredded cabbages, pickled radish, sliced chillies dressed with creamy mayonnaise. Taco Pao is a fusion of...

Taco Soup 2

Taco Soup

Taco soup has all the elements of your favourite Tex Mex food but gives more comfort due to its soupy nature. Made with minced beef, onions, corn, chillies and beans a bowl of this would be perfect on its own, with chips or even a crusty bread. It tastes like...

Zambrero (Gold Coast, Australia) 1

Zambrero (Gold Coast, Australia)

I never knew that we have Zambrero here in New Zealand since I was not specifically looking for them until I gave it a shot when I was in Gold Coast. After a short wlak from our Hotel at the Surfers Paradise Boulevard heading to Gold Coast Central we saw...

Tortilla Crisp 1

Tortilla Crisp

Tortilla Crisp are crisp baked flour tortillas that can be served with any dips like hummus, chilli con carne, guacamole, etc. It’s a good side or entree to any Mexican dish, it also pairs well with chunky spicy soups. When we buy tortillas in a pack we have a choice...

Cochinita Pibil 1

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita pibil or cochinita con achiote is a traditional Mexican dish made out of banana leaf wrapped slow roasted pork marinated in citrus juice seasoned with annatto seeds. Cochinita pibil or cochinita con achiote is a traditional Mexican dish made out of banana leaf wrapped slow roasted pork marinated in...

Beef Alambre 1

Beef Alambre

Alambre is a Mexican dish made out of chopped grilled beef topped with bacon, roasted peppers, roasted onions, cheese, salsa and jalapenos served with corn or flour tortillas. Alambre is a Mexican dish made out of chopped grilled beef topped with bacon, roasted peppers, roasted onions, cheese, salsa and jalapenos...

Machaca 1

Machaca

Machaca is a Mexican dish where dried meats like beef or pork is rehydrated and pounded then cooked in liquid and spices until really tender.  Machaca is a Mexican dish where dried meats like beef or pork is re-hydrated and pounded then cooked in liquid and spices until really tender....

Vigan Chicken Pipian 1

Vigan Chicken Pipian

Vigan Chicken Pipian is not a very popular dish back home but in the Northern region like the Ilocos area this is a common dish. Pipian is not natively Filipino, in fact the Filipino version of this dish together with the Champorado originated from Mexico most probably when they were doing business via the galleon...

Miss Moonshines (Auckland, New Zealand)

We dined in here on a lunch time and we ordered most of what’s on the menu to try basically everything, there’s too much food we don’t have any more space for desserts, well there is always a next time. Miss Moonshines is located in Ponsonby just a road away...