Appetizer

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie 6

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie is a a perfect mixture of savoury and sweet goodness, serve it with crackers and bread while enjoying your wine. A colleague of mine who once in a while shares her gardens produce had given me again another fruit and this time it was...

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Sisig

Sisig is a very popular dish in Philippines but not for dinner neither lunch, it’s a dish served when you’re enjoying an ice-cold beer after a long day’s work. Yes it is a beer snack, most of the gatherings in Philippines that involves beer or any alcohol would definitely have...

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Crispy Tadyang ng Baka

Crispy Tadyang ng Baka or Crispy Beef Ribs is type of Filipino pulutan (beer match), it is made out of twice cooked beef ribs first boiled in an adobo sauce then deep fried. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even with rice, nice and easy dish which is...

Nilasing Na Hipon

Nilasing Na Hipon

Nilasing na Hipon or Drunken Shrimps is a crispy deep fried shrimps marinated in liquor such as gin, brandy, whiskey, beer or wine. Initially this dish was served as an appetizer or pulutan (beef match / similar to tapas) and gin was the liquor of choice, it later evolved to...

Manga at Bagoong

Manga at Bagoong

Manga at Bagoong is one of the most sought after food items in the Philippines and it’s so rampant you can see them everywhere placed in water filled glass jars where street food are sold. Hardly a recipe at all, this snack item is worth to share do to its...

Tokwa’t Baboy (Pork and Tofu)

Tokwa’t Baboy (Pork and Tofu)

Tokwa’t Baboy is a popular side dish / appetizer in the Philippines where the main ingredient are tofu and pork’s ears (Yes you read it right pork ears). Tofu as most of us know is made out of coagulated soy milk then pressed, a very popular ingredient in Chinese cuisines...

Marinated Mussels

Marinated Mussels

When I set foot here in New Zealand I was introduced with this simple yet lovely appetizer called marinated mussels. It is a dish where mussels is marinated in a spice infused lemon and olive oil, served cold this is dish to pair with wine or even beer. Before the...

Sweet and Spicy Dilis

Sweet and Spicy Dilis

Sweet and Spicy Dilis is a popular street food in the Philippines, a dish that is made out of dried anchovies in a sweet and spicy coating, it usually sold in deep fried peanut stalls in bus and jeepney terminals. Though this food item dominates the street food scene in...