Tagged: Snack

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Tostada

Tostada is a Spanish word that means “toasted”, in Filipino language it is called “tostado” a word to describe various dishes where the main ingredient is toasted. Commonly it is also a dish the is made with a toasted or deep-fried corn tortilla that is flat or bowl in share...

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Piyaya

Pasalubong is one Filipino tradition that I really like specially if you are the recipient. Well what is this tradition? Basically, is an act of bringing gifts/souvenirs from a traveller’s destination to people back home, usually in form of food, local produce or a craft only found on the location...

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Taisan

Taisan, anybody who grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s would know this classic cake popularized by Goldilocks’, a very soft sponge loaf cake that has close similarities to mamon, usually sprinkled with sugar on top and sometimes with grated cheese. This type of food reminds me of my...

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Egg Yolk Cookies

For some reason you have a lot of leftover egg yolks because you just made some pavlova, meringue or Angel Food cake, now you don’t want to make the usual creme brulee or creme caramel, what would you do? Well I have a solution for you and it’s in a...

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Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake is a type of cheesecake created in Hakata, Japan by Tetsushi Mizokami in 1985 in an establishment called Hanajam on Oyafukou Street. Tetsushi Mizokami, has a rich restaurant and career journey, when he was introduced to an Australian cheese he loved it and he started to use it...

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Puto Bumbong

Puto Bumbong is a type of street food also considered as a delicacy that us traditionally served during the Christmas season, a rice cake made of steamed black glutinous rice (puto) called “pirurutong” cooked in bamboo (bumbong) then served with margarine, grated coconut and palm sugar granules. December 16 marks...

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Glutinous Rice Dumplings (Ham Sui Gok)

Crispy outer layer, chewy and juicy dough, semi-sweet and savoury fill warm gooey meat and vegetable filling, that is what makes this dim sum great! The mixture of textures and flavours it’s a carnival in your mouth. Ham Sui Gok or Haam Seui Gok (鹹水角; xiánshuǐ jiǎo; hàahm séui gok)...

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Tapioca Pie

When we visited Hong Kong early this year we dined in once at McDonald’s and there we met a black bun burger and the taro pie, it was our first time to try it and we don’t have that menu item in New Zealand. The burger was just alright but...

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Pianono

Pianono or pionono is a type of sponge cake rolled into a cylinder similar to jelly roll cake, what sets it apart from other roll cakes is that pianono are smaller in size and typically eaten in one or two bites. It is popular in countries that were invaded by...

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Ube Mamon

Ube Mamon is a type of mini sponge cake made eggs and ube, a combination of two Filipino merienda favourites, the ube and mamon. Ube for those who does not know, is a type of yam which usually presents a vivid violet to bright lavender colour. It is a popular...