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Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

When I was in Hong Kong or even Malaysia I already saw this soup but never tried it, I was always intrigued on how did the lotus rot tasted primarily because of its eccentric looks. Then few years after I came here in New Zealand and finally tried it, if...

Nanaimo Bars

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...

Food for the Gods

Food for the Gods

I am not sure about the history of this dish or where it did originated but I guess I know where the name come from, give it a shot and I guess you will know it too. This baked desert is made out of dates and walnuts mixed in a...

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Every Christmas it is a tradition in our household to serve cheesecake during the Noche Buena. It started many years ago when I had my first Christmas with my wife, what I usually serve during those days was the blueberry cheesecake which is my specialty. It was a solid recipe...

Gado Gado

Gado Gado

Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad made out of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. This dish started as a hawker cart offering where fresh and boiled vegetables are served with sauce that are made in individually prepared to the likeness of the one consuming the salad. Now due...

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

This salad week won’t be complete without a salad dish common here in New Zealand, the Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad. Sweet Potatoes or Kumara (what we call it here) is very abundant in New Zealand hence this root crop is commonly used in salad, accompaniment to roasts and replacement...

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

We seldom use peanut butter at home but when we do the main use for it is not for bread but for this dish called Kare Kare  a type of Filipino stew which uses peanut butter as its main recipe. Usually after cooking that dish the peanut butter will then...

Almond Toffee Pretzels

Almond Toffee Pretzels

Before we had made some Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, it was a huge success and did not last a day in our kitchen, today we had those cravings again so we will be making some pretzels but with a slight variation and use Almond toffee as the flavour.  This was inspired...

Chicken Cashew

Chicken Cashew

Chicken cashew is made out of deep fried or stir fried chicken mixed together with cashews then served with thick oyster sauce. There are several versions of this dish but I’m pretty sure that most of you didn’t know that this is actually an American dish, Chinese-American to be precise....

Pesto

Pesto

Pesto is a type of sauce made out of garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano. It came from the Genoese word “pestâ” which means to pound or crush and that is the way this recipe is prepared, by a marble mortar and wooden pestle....