Category: Spanish

Top 42 Pulutan Favourites 2

Top 42 Pulutan Favourites

Pulutan is the Filipino equivalent to the Spanish tapas, they are dishes typically served in small amounts usually enjoyed with beer or any alcoholic beverage. Pulutan can vary from something as fancy as garlic prawns down to saltine crackers mixed with canned tuna in oil. It is a must in...

Top 10 All Time Filipino Favourite Noche Buena Recipes 4

Top 10 All Time Filipino Favourite Noche Buena Recipes

  I guess there’s no Christmas in other countries that can surpass the celebrations we have in the Philippines, for a start Christmas season back home starts from the “ber” months, meaning anything this “ber” suffix on the month name i.e. September, October even Januaryber is considered Holiday season. During...

Divin Porcello (Budapest, Hungary) 13

Divin Porcello (Budapest, Hungary)

To be honest we never knew what to expect in Budapest so we had set our expectations low. But lo and behold it was such an amazing place! The whole family was really surprised when we saw the city; it was an eye opener, definitely a place to visit when you are in Europe,...

Picadillo de Chayote 1

Picadillo de Chayote

We made some picadillo before and that was the common way we cook it in Philippines but it does not end there as there are multitude of ways cooking them and what we are posting today is one of them. Adding or using chayote in picadillo gives it a different flavour...

Vivace (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Vivace (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I never knew a place this big and spacious ever existed on High St as most of the establishments here are tiny, little that I realize there can be a second floor where they can occupy such a vast area (compared to NZ standards). Vivace located just beside the small...

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Picadillo

Picadillo is a dish made with minced meat (pork or beef), tomatoes and other ingredients like onions, corn, carrots, peas, potatoes, beans, raisins and capers. Popular in countries with Spanish influence like Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The name came from the Spanish word “picar” which means to...

El Sizzling Chorizo (Auckland, New Zealand) 4

El Sizzling Chorizo (Auckland, New Zealand)

This is the second restaurant we dined in at Ponsonby Central but this was the first one we wanted to try, too bad it was full the last time we were there so we have to try some other place. When you pass by this place it is so inviting...

Jambalaya 1

Jambalaya

Jambalaya is an American (Louisiana) dish heavily influenced by the Spanish and French cuisine. A dish that have big similarities to paella or arroz con pollo it is also made out of rice cooked with an array of vegetables and meats like chicken, seafood and sausages, the big difference is...

Beef Salpicao 1

Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao is a Spanish inspired Filipino dish consisting of grilled beef cubes cooked popularly in two ways, one loaded with peppers and another one loaded with garlic. I guess the reasons behind this two different versions are its original Spanish definitions. One from coming from the word “salpicar” which...

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms) 1

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champiñones al Ajillo or Garlic Mushrooms in English is a very popular Spanish tapas dish which is sautéed mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies. But this dish is not popular only in Spain but as well as Philippines most probably because of their Spanish influence. This is...