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

Bunga Raya (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

I had been wanting to try this place for a long time because when my colleague knew that I lived in Malaysia before New Zealand he always asked me if I had tried this restaurant, that was probably 10 years ago and almost every time he sees me in the...

Salina Chicken

You might be wondering you had seen this recipe somewhere, if that is the case this is because I grabbed it from one of Jamie Oliver’s TV Show I watch called Jamie Cooks Italy. On one of the episodes he travelled to the island of Salina and Nonna Marina inspired...

House of Chocolate Dessert Cafe & Cakery (North Shore City, New Zealand)

If you are craving for chocolates then this place might fix it, just the name alone says a lot about this place.  They serve desserts using finest ingredients like 53% couverture chocolate, free range eggs, Pure NZ ice cream and freshly whipped cream.  The prepare Liege Waffles which is made every morning...

Kusahos

If you love tapa then you will love this even more, its meatier and its tastier due to the process it undergoes before cooking. Basically it’s made with either beef or carabeef, a cross between tapa and jerky, where it is not as sun dried that it will be so...

Copycat Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken

This is my attempt on copying Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken. I haven’t had this for a long time and hopefully what is in my memory can recreate this wonderful dish. If I can remember this Honey Fried Chicken is Aristocrats answer to Max’s Fried Chicken so I guess it will...

Dr Rudis (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It was a long time for me to try this place out because I had several attempts going in here but most of them were cancelled due to another appointment and the last time before this post, we did not get admitted by the bouncers because were wearing shorts, but...

Kilawing Labanos at Baboy

Kilawin is usually synonymous to raw fish but for this dish, instead of fish, pork and daikon radish is its main ingredient but don’t worry both of it are fully cooked. I think the only thing retained in the original kilawin meaning is the use of vinegar, but does that...

Lily’s Garden Restaurant (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Chinese cuisine is quite diverse but what we are exposed to are the main stream ones like Cantonese, Huaiyang and Shanghainese cuisine, there are much more variety than that like the Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang and Sichuan to name some but of all these cuisine types Sichuan for...

Hinalang

Hinalang, just the name alone sounds hot and spicy because it is. “Halang” in Visayan means Hot or Spicy and this is what this dish is all about, a close relative to the Nilagang Baka but this is its spicy counterpart, with ginger and chillies, this soup dish will make...

Gricia

We all grew up with a pasta dish that is either red or white sauce based, unless you are Italian where they consider it like Asians prepare with rice, where pasta can be served with anything. While these two sauces, tomato and cream was quite popular and the mainstream sauces,...