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Hansan (Auckland, New Zealand)

Hansan (Auckland, New Zealand)


Who does not love a good serving of a hot flavourful noodle soup on a cold rainy day, it gives you that comfort and warmth every delicious bite and that’s what I exactly feel when I order C14 or P09 at Hansan’s. If you’re a regular customer at Hansan then you will know what this … Continue reading

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Taro & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream

Taro & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream


When we dine out I guess I told a lot of times our first go to cuisine is Japanese, but what’s the next option if Japanese is unavailable? Well it will be Vietnamese and we do love their noodle dishes but Vietnamese is not just about noodles they also have great desserts and one of … Continue reading

Vietnamese Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork

Vietnamese Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork


Thit Heo Nuong Xa or Vietnamese Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork are grilled pork pieces usually served as a side dish to fried noodle and noodle soups. These addictive meat dish are sweet and savoury and sometimes with a sticky outer layer. The secret on this recipe is the marinade used and the way it is … Continue reading

Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup (Bun Moc)

Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup (Bun Moc)


Bun moc is a Vietnamese vermicelli noodle soup made from a pork and shiitake mushroom flavoured stock. Usually this noodle soup dish is garnished with meats like thinly sliced pork tenderloin, pork paste balls and a type of pork sausage called cha lua which is made out of pork paste wrapped in banana leaves. For … Continue reading

Pho Ga

Pho Ga


Now it’s payback time because Ray had invited me to guest post on his blog “Wok with Ray“.  Initially he thought that his comments had paid off, well actually it’s the other way around my comments to his blog are the ones paying off as I was finally invited by one of the most known … Continue reading

Pho

Pho


Raw Meat Week: Day 2, it is called Pho. This is not totally raw but served raw and left to partly cook on the hot broth that is served with it. Pho is a type of Vietnamese noodle soup made out of rice noodles served with either beef or chicken, basil, mint and bean sprouts. … Continue reading

Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Summer Rolls)

Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Summer Rolls)


Goi Cuon also known as summer roll, salad roll, fresh spring roll or fresh roll is a Vietnamese dish made out of shrimps, herbs, rice vermicelli and vegetables wrapped in a rice paper called “bang trang”. It is unlike any other spring rolls as this dish is not deep fried but it is served as … Continue reading

Crispy Deep Fried Squid

Crispy Deep Fried Squid


Ika Geso Age in Japanese, Muc Chien in Vietnamese or Crispy Deep Fried Squid is a simple deep fried squid dish popular in East Asia and South East Asian cuisine, similar to calamares but this dish uses squid tentacles instead and served with a sweet and spicy sauce. Though there’s no rule in using only … Continue reading

Leche Flan

Leche Flan


Leche Flan, caramel custard or crème caramel is one of the all-time favourite dessert in the Philippines, it is made of baked or steamed mixture eggs yolks, milk and sugar. It might look similar to crème brulee but there is a big difference and it is the top caramel layer where leche flan is soft … Continue reading

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake


Avocados for Southeast Asians are used to be eaten as dessert or something sweet that’s why the first time I saw avocadoes used in sandwiches and salads my first reaction would be something similar to those who are used to having avocadoes in savoury dishes reading this article. Avocado is a common fruit in the … Continue reading