Pork

Gamjatang

You might have recognised this dish if you have been into a Korean restaurant, that red soup broth that is served with pork bones and wilted cabbage, it is called Gamjatang. This spicy pork soup with hints of sweetness and lots of umami is seasoned with Korean spices like gochugaru,...

Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta

During the old days salted duck eggs in the Philippine cuisine is just used as a side dish where it is mixed with tomatoes, now there are endless varieties where this ingredient is used specially in many South East Asian countries like in potato chips, fish skin, fried chicken, prawns...

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

We discovered this dish recently when we dined in at a Korean restaurant here in Auckland called Obar and ordered it. While we had made some beef jjigae before it was nothing like our recipe for today which was heavily inspired from that restaurant. This time is made with pork belly...

Bacon Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce

Last week I saw this nice looking scallops at the supermarket, it’s not the usual small shelled scallops here in New Zealand as these ones were quite decent in size, the meat without the roe was roughly 3cm in diameter, what is even better is that they were on sale...

Asian Style Pulled Pork Sliders

My team at work loves food, I can safely say that we are such a foodie and a dining in on a good restaurant is what we do once in a while to celebrate our successes. We also do a lot of team building that is centred around food, like...

Bacon Bones and Potato Soup

Bacon Bones may look like leftover scraps from preparing good pork cuts but this smoked and salted off cut can bring wonders to your dishes. Usually this part is used to make soup stock but it can be a star of the show, I know in most cuisines these cuts...

Pata Bihon

Stir fried noodle dish that is served and flavoured with gelatinous sticky gravy from the slowly braised pork leg bones rich in collagen, topped with melt in your mouth pork fat and fork tender meat with hints of sweetness, umami, floral star anise and earthy goodness of shiitake mushrooms, this...

Hong Ma

I guess all of the Filipinos out there probably know what Humba is, but how about Hong Ma have you heard about this dish? Well if not, then in a gist it was the predecessor of humba which in turn was derived from the Chinese red braised pork belly. Hong...

Chilli Bacon Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Last night I saw some leftover cauliflower on my vegetable bin and was wondering what to make out of it, so it does not go to waste. Many things came to mind like cauliflower rice, cauliflower curry, in tomato sauce or with cheese sauce or as a cheese sauce but...

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork

If you have been in Sichuan restaurants then this dish would be very familiar, one their most delicious dishes on offer, a simple deep-fried pork strips that is coated sweet potato starch batter. What makes this dish special is the seasoning used, the Sichuan peppercorns that gives a numbing sensation...