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

Laderach 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland)

This is my umpteenth time here, Why? Because this is one of the best chocolates I ever tried.  We reviewed this last 2013 but had tried it again and again, last one before this was 2015 then now, and yes, the quality has not changed ever since.  We have been to many...

Chicken Hamonado

Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two contrasting flavours plus more.  Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice...

Dunkin’ Donuts Neumarkt Altstetten (Zurich, Switzerland)

Let’s have a quick review for today and its Dunkin’ Donuts.  Yes, you had seen it right? I know this is nothing new but for me it is because this is the first time, I will try Dunkin’ Donuts in Zurich.  While I had tried many Dunkin’ Donuts in my life, I...

Filipino Cocido

Cocido in Spanish is the past participle of the verb cocer (“to cook”), so it literally means “cooked something”, that something can be anything like meats (pork, beef, chicken, mutton) and vegetables (cabbage, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas).  Cocido on its own is a complete meal, high energy and very...

Pork Tausi

Tausi or fermented black beans is one of those Chinese influence to the Philippine cuisine, this salty savoury beans filled with umami gives tons of flavours to any dish hence it is used on several dishes like fish, tofu, beef and vegetables.  Though I haven’t seen this used on soups it...

Michel Hotel Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt, Germany)

So far this was our worst experience in traveling, just imagine the following story below.  Let’s start with our departure from Helsinki going to Zurich.  Our KLM flight was supposed to leave at 6:10 PM but it was delayed to a later time but since we have a short layover in Amsterdam...

Beef and Irish Stout Stew

Have you ever used beer in cooking? How about stout like Guinness? If not give it a try as it gives a really unique deep rich flavour that can’t be achieved with just a normal beef stock.  To make it even more interesting with my recipe today I used a special...

Jamie’s Italian (St Petersburg, Russia)

I never thought we will eat at this place in St Petersburg, this was totally unexpected, but it was good.  Before I came here I was thinking all I would eat was Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Solyanka Soup, Khachapuri and Golubtsy I was wrong, instead I am having some Italian dish, on...

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya con Carne basically is the Filipino counterpart of the Chinese Beef and Broccoli where tender beef pieces are quickly stir fried with a bitter vegetable called Ampalaya.  Usually it is seasoned with Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce and cooked alongside garlic and shallots.  Like most Bitter Gourd recipes, the taste of...

Malaysian Pork & Cauliflower Curry

I know Malaysian dishes are not synonymous to pork as their cuisine is predominantly Muslim inspired but in Kuala Lumpur there are a lot of Chinese Malaysians that introduces a hybrid between the Chinese and Muslim cuisine, our dish is one of them.  If you visit some Chinese food stalls in...