Seafood

Charred Octopus and Chorizo

Charred Octopus and Chorizo is a Spanish Style dish prepared with twice cooked octopus where it is braised in Court Bouillon then grilled finished off with chorizo and white beans. Octopus is such an underrated seafood hence we rarely see them served in restaurants or even sold in supermarkets but...

Crispy Prawn Tacos

Crispy Prawn Tacos is a Mexican handheld dish prepared with lightly grilled flour tortillas filled with deep fried crispy prawns, avocadoes, radish, and coriander. I was inspired making this dish after trying it out at Little Creatures in Hobsonville, it was so good, but the price is quite high at...

Chao Pat Chin

Chao Pat Chin is a Filipino Chinese dish of stir-fried vegetables, seafood, and meats. It is almost similar to chopseuy, but the cooking method used on this dish leaves the vegetables crisp and not overcooked. Chao Pat Chin or Chow Pat Chin may look like chopseuy but are there any...

Surf and Turf with Garlic Cream Sauce

Surf and turf or surf ‘n’ turf is a main course that combines seafood such as prawns, lobster or scallops with red meat typically beef or lamb where either or can be steamed, grilled, breaded and fried. It can sometimes be served with a gravy on the side. Most of...

Spicy Seafood Hotpot

Spicy Seafood Hotpot is a communal dish of mixed seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, and noodles cooked on a wide cooking vessel filled with spicy broth in a dining table with portable or built in stove tops. While dining is already a communal family event (most of the times) but there...

Begucan Babi

Begucan Babi is a variety of the Filipino dish Bingaoongan prepared similarly with pork and rinsed raw bagoong but served with more tomatoes, making it less salty and a bit tangy. We all know that most of the popular and tasty Filipino dishes are from Pampanga, they are the culinary...

Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake is a deconstructed sushi roll baked in a casserole made with similar components found in the usual sushi like sushi rice, salmon, crab sticks, tobiko, avocado and/or cream cheese. Usually eaten scooping a slice and placing it on a small nori sheet. I love the original sushi hence...

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta

Creamy Scallops and Prawn Pasta is a seafood pasta dish prepared with prawns and scallops served over pasta drenched in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce. Who does not love creamy stuff, especially with pasta, the way it coats the noodles, makes me drool just by the thought of it?...

Ciento Quince

Ciento Quince is an extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish prepared with crabs, shrimps, mussels, raw jackfruit, coconut milk and tons of chillies Ciento Quince, is the Spanish for 115, so why is this dish named like such? It was said that this extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish traditionally was prepared with 115...

Caldo Puch

Caldo Puch is a family heirloom recipe from Barcelona prepared like arrozcaldo but instead of beef or chicken its main ingredients are pork, chicken breast, squid, shrimp, clams, green peas and crisped bacon in a tomato-based sauce. You may not have heard of this dish but if you are related,...