Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") Blog

Thai Beef Salad 0

Thai Beef Salad

I remember a saying in Asia that we eat a course meal the other way around as we eat the salad last rather than in the beginning.  This is somehow true as most of...

Birthday Cupcakes 0

Birthday Cupcakes

I called this birtday cupcakes as this is what my daughter had on her birthday rather than the traditional cake.  Some of the cakes now are being replaced by cupcakes even at weddings as...

Chicken and Garlic Sprouts Stir Fry 0

Chicken and Garlic Sprouts Stir Fry

I like stir fried Chinese food they are a complete meal which means it has vegetables and meat and its quick and easy to prepare.  I do a lot of freestyle cooking with different...

Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce 5

Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

A lot of people mistaken this for a Chinese food, even me have been fooled.  Its only partly true as the original Chinese beef which is called “Beijing Beef” and it uses the Chinese...

Adobo 2 37

Adobo

Adobo is  a Spanish word for seasoning or marinade, Spaniards during the 15th century encountered an indigenous cooking process which involved stewing meat with vinegar and salt so that it can be preserved longer...

Chicken Afritada 15

Chicken Afritada

Afritada is a spanish inspired dish which can be cooked with pork, beef or chicken slowly simmered in tomato sauce and potato. This recipe is so simple thats why it is a popular dish...

Sinigang (Pork Stew in Tamarind Broth) 2 31

Sinigang (Pork Stew in Tamarind Broth)

Sinigang is a popular sour soup from the Philippines, well popular for its sour taste that comes from fruits with sour notes like santol (wild mangosteen), kamias (averrhoa bilimbi), calamansi (calamondin), green mangoes, guava...

Beef and Mushroom Gravy Stew 0

Beef and Mushroom Gravy Stew

It’s a bit odd to see this dish in Chinese take-away and fast food here in New Zealand but yes they do serve this alongside different Asian dishes like Sweet and Sour Pork, Black...