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C Coconut Water

The celebrities’ favourite health drink makes a splash in New Zealand. C the benefits for yourself… C Coconut Water, Australasia’s first 100% pure organic coconut water, has arrived in New Zealand. Thisincredible super-drink delivers extraordinary health benefits and tastes like you’re drinking straight from the coconut. Forget artificial sports drinks,...

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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew which has been a part of Brazil’s cuisine for around 3 centuries. It basically a mixture of fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs such as cilantro where it is cooked slowly and without water included. The dish originated in the Northeastern state of...

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Filipino Style Coconut Macaroons

Macaroon is a generic word to define any light and baked confection usually presented as small cakes or meringue-like cookies. There are many variations of this small dessert from coconuts to almonds and meringues. The word macaroon came from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone which is derived from the...

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Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata

Several weeks ago a colleague of mine gave me some bitter gourd and I was so happy as these costs like gold in here, just a measly 2 pieces of this would cost you around NZ$15 for a fresh one and it goes lower to NZ$8.00 if no one buys...

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Salad Drink

I guess most of us associate salad with something green, healthy and leafy well it’s a different case in the Philippines as salad there is commonly associated with something sweet and fruity. When someone talks about salad in the Philippines by default it is pertaining to something sweet like a...

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Bukayo

Bukayo is a sweet Filipino dessert / snack that originated from Lingayen, it is made by simmering coconut strips in a mixture of coconut water and sugar until liquid is heavily reduced, mixture is then formed into balls or flat circles and left to harden to a chewy consistency. I...

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Nanaimo Bars

One of my closest friend is a Canadian and every time we talk about food I always ask him if there are any Canadian specialty that I can make, it’s quite hard for him to choose might be because Canada is like New Zealand where we don’t have intricate traditional...

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Espasol

Espasol are cylindrical rice cakes that originated in the Philippine province of Laguna. Popularly sold on major thoroughfares, bus stops and specialty shops in Laguna, this rice cake is made out of toasted rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk then dusted with toasted rice flour. Its relatively...

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Buko Salad

During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing better than ending it with a dessert salad, the Buko Salad. Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of mixed fruits, nata...

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Adobong Manok sa Gata

Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, spices and lots of garlic. Several dishes are cooked in this manner like the Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Adobong Sitaw and Adobong Kangkong to name some....