• Bacon, Egg & Orange Kumara

    bacon egg and orange kumara

    On lazy days when I don’t feel like slaving in the kitchen, I make myself a quick, guilt-free, tasty breakfast. Lately, I found myself loving bacon, egg and orange kumara. Kumara is the Maori term for sweet potato or “kamote” as we say it in Tagalog or Visayan language. Who would not love sweet potato? It is packed with Vitamin A, Beta-carotene and antioxidants. A cup of sweet potato contains 10 grams of fibre and 48 grams of carbohydrate compared to a cup of white rice which contains 58 grams of carbohydrate. And that’s all you get from white rice, nothing else. I am not a nutrition expert of some sort, but I am just feeling good inside and out…

  • Nilagang Baboy (Filipino Pork Bones Soup)

    Nilagang Baboy (Filipino Pork Bones Soup)

    I always cook Nilagang Baboy twice or thrice a week simply because this dish is comforting, filling and full of flavour. Moreover, this recipe requires just a little effort to prepare. You just have to put all the bones in a heavy pot, cook over low heat and forget about…

  • Lemon Pepper Fish Fillet

    Lemon Pepper Fish Fillet

    I have cooked this lemon pepper fish fillet for so many times, its amazing and its one of our family favourites. With the New Zealand quarantine moving down at level 3 this week, people are just excited to go out and fish again. Yesterday, a friend of ours gave us…

  • Pancit Sabsab

    Pancit Sabsab

    I was watching an episode of Pinasarap the other day and one particular dish piqued my interest. Pancit Sabsab is a variety of Filipino pancit which is very popular in Taal Batangas. It is sold like a “pan de sal” in the morning where people line up for their takeaway…

  • Biko with buko

    Biko with Buko

    When I was still in college, there was one place I always go to whenever I crave for Biko. It is a small restaurant which specializes in “batchoy“, located in the heart of Valencia City. Surprisingly, people are lining up to get seated in a small, cramped space. And while…

  • Back From Break

    It’s been weeks since I last posted here in my blog. I took a much needed break from work and blogging just to breathe and clear a space in my head,  hoping to get back with more ideas and work hand in hand with inspiration and creativity. It was two…

  • Moms Who Blog

    Its mid-autumn here in New Zealand. The leaves are slowly falling off the trees, the temperature is a bit cooler and…we are still on quarantine. I plan to read more Filipino cookbooks by this month and try a few interesting recipes, but I am quite discouraged knowing that I lack…

  • Baked Puto (Filipino Rice Cakes)

    Baked Puto (Filipino Rice Cakes)

    In my attempts to make Puto (Filipino rice cakes) without a steamer, I recently discovered that baking these small cakes using a muffin pan is a lot easier thing to do. I made three batches of baked puto for a friend’s birthday and some of our Filipino friends wondered how…

  • Leftover Chicken a la King

    Chicken a la King is one of the best dishes to make if you want to utilize chicken leftovers. This dish will only require you to make the cream sauce and toss in the chicken and vegetables to heat through. I still have a few leftovers from my roast chicken…

  • mung bean soup

    Mung Bean Soup (Filipino Munggo Soup)

    In the Philippines, mung beans are abundant, cheap, healthy and a versatile ingredient as well. You just need to soak it overnight, boil it for under an hour and then it can transform into so many things. If you add sugar and milk, it becomes a dessert. Add a little…

  • Lechon manok (filipino roast chicken)

    Filipino Roast Chicken (Lechon Manok)

    When I was still in the Philippines, I never roasted a single chicken because in every street corner, you will find a lechon house where you can buy tender, juicy and flavourful spit roasted chicken (lechon manok) with zero effort. When I came to New Zealand, there are certain things…