If you google it up, you’ll find out that Kirimati or Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean is the first on earth to celebrate the new year. But technically, it is exactly the same time here; blame it on the 1 hour DST (daylight saving time). Anyway, Auckland still is the 1st major city in the world to celebrate the new year.
On the 31st, we spent a sunny afternoon at the breathtaking Devonport; enjoyed Auckland’s spectacular view from the North Head. We ate a late afternoon snack of fish and chips along the seafront before heading back home that we felt we’re too bloated to have a festive media noche. Nevertheless, I still prepared a simple dinner for three and managed to finish them off the morning after.
Just follow your instinct and cook it the way you cook your favorite pancit or noodles. Simply stir-fry your choice of ingredients with garlic and onion. Here, I had snow peas, cauliflower, shredded cabbage, carrots and diced pork. Season with a little fish sauce and pepper, steaming the vegetables with about half a cup of water until crisp and good. Add crispy noodles and mix together; lose a little bit of the crispiness as desired.
Succulent pan-fried steak.
East meets West.
Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. New Year.
And that’s the kiddo and the beautiful Devonport.