Street Food

Hopia Ube Dice

Hopia Ube Dice is a type of Filipino Bakpia filled with purple yam called ube then shaped into dice, usually cooked in a lightly greased flat pan over stove top. Hopia is one of the favourite snacks in the Philippines where traditionally it is made with flaky pastry filled with...

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Vigan Empanada

Vigan Empanada is a Filipino street food from Vigan, Ilocos Sur prepared with an orange rice flour dough filled with green papaya, Vigan longaniza and egg deep fried to make the outer layer crisp with a slightly chewy inside If you have been to Vigan then this dish would not...

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Auckland CBD Night Market

Several weekends ago after some small shopping at Auckland CBD we planned to dine in again at Kiraku any like my past story about it, guess what, it was closed again and this was on a Friday around 5:30 PM. It’s just hard to decipher when this elusive ramen shop...

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Puto Bumbong

Puto Bumbong is a rice cake made of steamed black glutinous rice called “pirurutong” cooked in bamboo then served with margarine, coconut and palm sugar. 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...

Bakwan Jagung (Indonesian Corn Fritters) 1

Bakwan Jagung (Indonesian Corn Fritters)

Bakwan Jagung is an Indonesian fried dish made with corn, Chinese celery, spring onions and shallots in a batter then fried to crispy perfection. Bakwan (Fried Vegetable), Bakpao (Meatbun), Bakso (Meatball), Bakmie (Meat Noodle), and bakpia (Mung bean pastry), what does “bak” mean on these Indonesian dishes? Why do they...

16 Ways to Cook Beef Tendons 1

Bakso

Bakso is an Indonesian meatball soup dish usually served with noodles,salted vegetables, tofu, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts and fried shallots. Bakso or what others call Baso is an Indonesian meatball soup dish usually served with noodles (egg or rice vermicelli), salted vegetables, tofu, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts and fried shallots....

Tsukiji Fish Market Street Food

Before visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market I never knew what to expect, does it look like a fish market back in the Philippines where it’s all wet and smelly? Or will it be something similar the fish market here in New Zealand where it is more tamed and located in...

Street Food Capital of Japan – A Visual Essay

Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Grilled Snow Crabs, Crepes, Sushi, Gyoza, Waffles, Dango, the list goes on and what is this all about? Well that’s what you can expect in the Street Food Capital of Japan, nowhere else but Osaka. I wanted to name it as a street food capital of the world...

Hachijo Dori Street Food Crepes (Kyoto, Japan) 3

Hachijo Dori Street Food Crepes (Kyoto, Japan)

At last we made it in Japan after many years of dreaming about it we actually made it, I always wanted to visit this place since I was a child but due to other destinations that we needed to visit first we have to delay this until now. I will...

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Lu Rou Fan

Lu Rou Fan is a type of rice dish made with marinated pork pieces slowly braised in soy sauce then topped with steamed rice. Lu Rou Fan is a type of rice dish made with marinated pork pieces slowly braised in soy sauce then topped with steamed rice. This dish...