Tagged with Deep Fried

Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks


When me and my wife were not yet married this was one of our favourite street food, we always buy them outside the church we usually visit together with kwek kwek and deep fried squid balls. This street food is quite new compared to the others as I never saw this when I was younger and … Continue reading

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Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce

Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce


Fishballs might be one of the most common street food across Asian countries but in the Philippines its quite different as it is a low cost rendition of the Asian fish balls hence it does not retain a ball shape once it is served and deflates easily after cooking. It is also served with a … Continue reading

Kwek Kwek

Kwek Kwek


Day two of the street food week and for today we will be sharing a food with a funny name, Kwek Kwek. Kwek-Kwek is another famous Filipino street food which is made out of deep fried battered hard boiled quail eggs served with dips like spiced vinegar or sweet gravy sauce. Another food similar to … Continue reading

Adobong Mani

Adobong Mani


Last January we hosted a Filipino Street Food Party at our home with our friends, it was a really good idea as most us do miss Philippines and haven’t been back to our home country for quite sometime. So to bring a part of our culture to New Zealand we had this party and it … 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

Youtiao (Chinese Crullers)

Youtiao (Chinese Crullers)


Youtiao, Chinese Cruller or Chinese doughnut are two long bread sticks attached together made up of flour deep fried in vegetable oil, a very popular breakfast dish in China where often served with soybean milk (Dou Jiang). Other common serving suggestions are stuffing it with meat or sliced into smaller pieces then served together with … Continue reading

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken


General Tso’s chicken is a sweet and spicy deep-fried chicken dish popular in the American Chinese cuisine. It was named after General Tso Tsung-tang (Zuo Zongtang) who was a Qing dynasty general but it was unclear why. The dish is very typical in the Hunanese cuisine but this did not originate in China, it was … Continue reading

Chicken Karaage

Chicken Karaage


Karaage is a type of cooking technique used in the Japanese cuisine where different food items that are coated in potato flour are deep fried in oil. Commonly chicken marinated in soy sauce, garlic and ginger is used. Looking closely at the description, it looks like an Asian version of the fried chicken because it … Continue reading

Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali


Lechon for those who does not know is a roasted pork dish found in former Spanish colonial countries like Philippines and other Latin American Counties. The term lechon came from the word “leche” which means milk, now how is milk related to lechon? Traditionally they roast suckling pigs which are very young pigs still breastfeeding … Continue reading

Lumpiang Togue

Lumpiang Togue


There are a lot of different variations of the Lumpia (spring roll) in the Philippines and sometimes it is hard to distinguish each due to the similar looking wrap in all of them, unless you ask, sometimes it’s impossible to guess what’s inside but I will give you an idea on how to identify them … Continue reading

Cathy’s Lechon Rice

Cathy’s Lechon Rice


There was one occasion here in New Zealand where me and a friend of ours had some reminiscing stories to share as we both lived in Baguio, Philippines during the 90′s. The story revolved around Session Road, Tiongsan, Spirits, the cinema in Session road without aircon which we forgot the name and the countless street … Continue reading

Salt and Pepper Squid

Salt and Pepper Squid


So far if were talking about the reward to effort ratio I guess this recipe will easily win it without a doubt, it’s so simple enough it only contains 4 main ingredients and preparation time is next to none. You don’t have to order this at your favourite Chinese restaurant anymore when you master the … Continue reading

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings


Ever wondered where the Buffalo wings did got its name? Well it was named after the place where it was created, Buffalo, New York. Usually called buffalo wing, buffalo chicken wing or hot wing this delicious chicken pieces are deep-fried and coated in a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter usually served with celery … Continue reading

Bento Bowl

Bento Bowl


Bento for those who does not know is a term for defining a packed meal (home or takeaway) in Japanese cuisine, similar to “Baon” in Philippines, “Dosirak” in Korea or “Biandang” in Taiwan. Traditionally a bento uses a boxed shaped container which is filled with different food items such as rice, meat, vegetables (pickled, cooked … Continue reading

Kikiam

Kikiam


Kikiam or Quekiam is another popular street food in the Philippines usually sold by street vendors pushing wooden carts equipped with deep frying woks. Usually sold together with fish balls it is also served with three kinds of dipping sauce which are: spicy vinegar, sweet brown gravy and sweet and spicy brown gravy. This street … Continue reading