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

Hearty Stroganoff

Hearty Stroganoff is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream cooked together with herbs and spices such as onion, garlic, paprika, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and parsley. Do you like using packet mixes for your dinner? Well for me I used them...

Catalina Cafe (Hobsonville Point, Auckland, New Zealand)

If you love vibrant pink hollandaise sauce, then this is your place. Yup, Catalina Cafe in Hobsonville Point offers them, I am not sure if it is natural at all, but the colour is so vibrant I it looks like it was coloured with a food colouring. We came here...

The Pie Shop (Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand)

Let’s start this review by saying this. “This is the most expensive savoury pie that I ever bought in my life!” At NZ$10.00 for a single serve pie, this costs more than twice the price of an average meat pie here in New Zealand. While there are other expensive pies...

Avocado Ice Cream (No Churn)

Avocado Ice Cream is a Filipino no churn ice cream made with real avocadoes mixed in a whipped cream sweetened with condensed milk then frozen. I used to make ice creams a lot at home because the flavours that I grew up with and I do really miss are not...

Menchi Katsu

Menchi Kastu is a Japanese yoshoku dish made with minced meat thick patties that is breaded then deep fried. These patties can be made with either beef, chicken, pork, or any mixture of each. When we visited Japan several years ago, that was the first time I seen and tried...

The BBQ King (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Would you dare dining in a restaurant that was reported that its staff had links to confirmed Covid-19 cases if the food is really good? Late January this year The BBQ King on Oteha Valley Rd, in Albany was in the headlines where a dozen of their workers had visited...

Vegetable Pakora

Vegetable Pakora is a type of an Indian snack made with chickpea flour, spices, and a variety of chopped vegetables like onion, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, and cabbages to name some. It is then deep fried till crisp and golden brown. Another leftover day for me as I saw these...

Hey I am Yogost (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Yup there’s a new drink in town that has the same craze like bubble tea, meet Hey I am Yogost! Well I may be late in this one but like they said better late than never. Hey I am Yogost may look like it’s a bubble tea but it is...

Sopas Misua

Sopas Misua is a dish prepared by combining two Filipino dishes, the Sopas and Misua. It’s made with misua ingredients like flour vermicelli and vegetables, but the broth is made like a sopas. In cooking have to been into a situation when you can’t decide what to cook from two...

Ginisang Upo and Spinach

Ginisang Upo and Spinach is a Filipino dish of stir-fried bottle gourd, tomatoes, prawns, and spinach that is then quickly braised on chicken stock. My grandfather loves planting vegetables, especially the ones featured on this dish. I still remember we have a lot of vegetables grown at home and most...