Seafood

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake

Are you like me, when you buy your groceries and do not finish them all, puts any leftovers ingredients in the freezer in the hope of cooking it someday? While its totally OK, what is annoying are those small bits and pieces that accumulate, like 50 to 100 grams of...

Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

Binondo is a district in Manila and is the oldest Chinatown in the world and it was founded in 1594 and was established by Spanish Governor Luis Pérez Dasmariñas as a permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholicism. It is a vibrant place and like most Chinatowns in...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Cheese in ramen? Yes there is such a thing and for me it was weird the first time I heard of it, until I tried it. I am not sure if this is a Japanese creation but I am leaning towards the Koreans because when you check their rameyon varieties...

Sugpo sa Gata

This is one of those dishes that will make you eat more rice, just look at that sauce, it packs a lot of flavour from coconut and the juices from the prawns, you just want to drench your rice on it. I know for non-Asians having the head of the...

Sinuteng Baby Squid 2

Sinuteng Baby Squid

If you look at the ingredients you will think this dish is Italian or Spanish origin as it is cooked like a polpo (Italian) or pulpo (Spanish) in olive oil and garlic but instead of octopus, this Filipino version uses baby squid. I am unsure of its origins but one...

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Bam-i

When I first tried this dish in the Philippines, I don’t have any idea of its name, only until recently I learned of its name from a Visayan in our Filipino community here in New Zealand. She cooks this a lot, brings it on most occasions and even caters for...

Pancit Macao 1

Pancit Macao

Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because one of its main ingredients, the Chorizo de Macau.  Now that is even more confusing right? You may say that Chorizo de Macau is from Macau, well...

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Pancit Choca

Pancit Choca also known as Pancit Choco, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit Pusit is a noodle dish that originated from Cavite a province in Philippines. This noodle dish was originally known as Pancit Choca en su Tinta in Caviteño Chavacano which means “noodle with squid in its own ink”. This...

Clam and Vegetable Fritters 1

Clam and Vegetable Fritters

You won’t believe I made this dish with leftover vegetables I have on my bin, with a bit of squash, cabbage, spring onions and creativity we created this delicious dish of Clam and Vegetable Fritters.   It was inspired by two different dishes, the Filipino Ukoy and the Japanese Okonomiyaki, basically the...

Taiwanese Braised Cabbage with Shrimp, Chilies and Shiitake Mushrooms 1

Taiwanese Braised Cabbage with Shrimp, Chilies and Shiitake Mushrooms

If you think vegetables are boring then you haven’t tried this dish yet, it’s one of the tastiest vegetable dishes you will ever try, just imagine dried chillies, shrimps, powdered dried shrimps and dried shiitake mushrooms, this flavour combination is very potent which livens up the usual boring cabbage. Great...