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Burger Steak

Burger Steak


Salisbury steak or Burger Steak (that’s what we call it in Philippines) is made out of minced meat shaped to mimic steak drenched in a brown gravy commonly topped with mushrooms. A dish invented not by a chef but by an American Physician named James Salisbury in 1888. He invented this dish as a health … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread


I already had posted several pasta dishes but I haven’t written something about its simple but perfect partner, the Garlic Bread. Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast is typically made out of bread topped with garlic and butter, it is then grilled or toasted until the butter melts and the edges are crispy, usually this is … Continue reading

Mövenpick Cronuts (Auckland CBD)

Mövenpick Cronuts (Auckland CBD)


Would you believe it when I tell you this is the first time I tried Cronuts, while it may had launched last May 2013 the first time I had it was 10 months later. Food items like this tends to come late here in New Zealand and that’s one of the main reason why I … Continue reading

Pollo Loco Chicken

Pollo Loco Chicken


The first time I had this was back in the Philippines in SM Megamall, I still remember how it caught my attention because the image of flame grilled vibrant yellow coloured chicken in front of their restaurant is still vivid in my memories. Grilling chicken shown on display in their establishment is such a good … Continue reading

Chilli Cheese Dog

Chilli Cheese Dog


Chilli dog is a dish made out of hotdogs in buns topped with chilli con carne and cheese, a very popular fast food in areas of America where there is a large Mexican-American population like California, Texas and Arizona. The Chilli dog have several popular variations such as Coney dog, Michigan dog or Texas hotdog, … Continue reading

Wendy’s Style Salad Bar

Wendy’s Style Salad Bar


Salad bar is a buffet-style counter where salad ingredients are provided for diners to assemble their own salad plates. Popular ingredients include lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, corn, green capsicums, tomatoes, jelly, croutons, shredded cheese, dressed potatoes, macaroni salad and wide selection of salad dressing. During my early College days back in the Philippines this salad in … Continue reading

Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Chocolate Glazed Donuts


Doughnut or Donut is type of pastry that is deep-fried and shaped in form of a circle or rings; it may contain various types of fillings and/or toppings and glaze. There are 3 popular types of doughnut and those are the ring shaped, circular ones with fillings and the spherical shaped ones made out of … Continue reading

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich


Philly Cheesesteak, Philadelphia Cheesesteak or simply Cheese Steak is a sandwich made out of thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese. A popular fast food item in America that originated in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was invented during the 1930′s when Pat and Harry Olivieri started to serve chopped steak on hoagie … Continue reading

Baked Potato with Cheese Sauce and Bacon

Baked Potato with Cheese Sauce and Bacon


When I serve baked potato at home it always reminds me of the Wendy’s fast food in Philippines as they offer it in their standard menu (that was before not really sure now), I love the newly baked and tasty spud topped with delicious toppings such as sour cream and chives, cheese and cheese, cheese … Continue reading

Bart Burger

Bart Burger


Back in the Philippines during my college days our go to food item at late nights was this Burger Machine burger called the Bart Burger. I am not sure if this burger stand still exists but Burger Machine for us was the olden day’s food cart. Conveniently located on popular streets everywhere they are also … Continue reading

Satellite Sports Cafe (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Satellite Sports Cafe (Amsterdam, Netherlands)


If you happen to be in Amsterdam, hungry and looking for some cheap food then look for Satellite Sports Cafe which is conveniently located in Leidseplein just a few metres at the Leidseplein Tram Station. They offer different items on the menu but their specialty is their “eat all you can ribs” served with green … Continue reading

Nuts and Pops

Nuts and Pops


Several weeks ago me and my daughter made one of my favourite childhood snack which is mixed Popcorn and Nuts coated with Caramel, I am not sure if it is commercially available here in New Zealand that’s why we made our own so that I can let my daughter try it. In the Philippines we … Continue reading

Chicken Gumbo

Chicken Gumbo


Gumbo is a dish made out of meat or shellfish slowly stewed in a spice infused stock seasoned with vegetables and finished with a thickener which usually is okra. This thickener is the most important ingredient in this dish as it usually defines what category the gumbo fall in: Choctaw spice filé powder gumbo - The … Continue reading

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread


Zucchini Bread is a type of a quick bread using zucchini or what we call courgettes in New Zealand as its main ingredient. It follows the same principle of how a banana bread or pumpkin breads are made so it’s really simple and a good recipe for beginners to start with. I remember my mom used … Continue reading