Dessert

Black Kutsinta

Most of the time when you don’t live in your original home country and see new dishes and food from there all you can do is just drool over your computer screen and wish that someday that new type of food arrives in your country either through a pasalubong or...

Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta

I think this is one of the easiest desserts to make, it only takes several minutes to prepare but the results are stunning, surely you will impress the people you serve this with. You can try any fruits as a topping and it will work really well with the base...

Strawberry and Custard Danish 2

Strawberry and Custard Danish

Hey guys it’s one of those days again where I have to clear up the freezer of any leftover food hence, I am making this Danish Pastry. No, I did not make the pastry on my own and I found some leftover flaky pastry and some strawberry jam which is...

Coffee Jelly 1

Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly is quite an old English dessert, this thing can be seen in cookbooks like this The New Family Receipt Book published in England as early as 1813. Original recipe is named as Coffee Cream and Coffee Jelly and in the book, it states the following methods. Boil an...

Graham de Leche 2

Graham de Leche

What’s better than a leche flan? its Graham de Leche, a luscious Filipino dessert made with layers of Leche Flan, sweetened whipped cream and Graham Crackers. It is a mashup of two Filipino desserts, the Leche Flan and Fruit Graham Float where instead of fruits like mango, Leche Flan is...

Lengua de Gato 1

Lengua de Gato

Butter cookies, its popular everywhere, but cat shaped ones? Yes, this one too. Lengua de Gato in the Philippines, Katte Tong in Netherlands, Langues de Chat in France and Lidah Kucing in Indonesia. While they are all named differently the basic ingredients are all similar butter, flour, sugar and eggs,...

Flan de Manzanas 1

Flan de Manzanas

This is how the Filipinos prepare their leche flan before, with apples, and it is one of the influences of the Spanish cuisine. The original desert came from the Spain’s version called by a similar name but with a letter “Z”, Flan de Manzanas. Today this is rarely served due...

Mango Jelly Salad 2

Mango Jelly Salad

Think of this dessert as the long youngest hot cousin of Buko Pandan, with almost similar preparation but instead of pandan leaves and coconut meat we will be using only mangoes. Mango Jelly Salad is a Filipino Salad dessert prepared with cubed mangoes, mango flavoured agar jelly and nata de...

Pinakufu 1

Pinakufu

If you visited Tuguegarao City then most probably you have tried our rice cake today as it is quite popular with the Ybanags, and if you had tried it you most probably had it with Sinanta, a type of noodle dish popular in the said region. It’s like mami and...

Copycat Nathaniel's Buko Pandan 1

Copycat Nathaniel’s Buko Pandan

Like most Filipino fad dishes that became popular from mid-2000’s to today I only heard of them through friends and family who either came to New Zealand recently or had just visited the Philippines. All I can do after they had told their accounts on trying these wonderful dishes is...