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

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This is the best service we had in this trip so far, the server in this restaurant was the perfect attendant you will ever have, always serving with a smile and very accommodating, and yes, we tipped him really well. Napoli Mia is an Italian restaurant located in Deck 7...

Cauliflower, Squash, Coconut & Lentil Curry

Freestyling again now it’s with different vegetables I never had used together since I started cooking, this means it’s out of my comfort zone since I never experienced combining these vegetables together. Cauliflower, I usually use for chopseuy; Squash, I usually use for pinakbet; Lentils, I use them barely but...

The Buffet (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

I am starting to get used to this breakfast buffet but it’s not good for my waistline, need to go back to basketball and rugby once I head back home to New Zealand. Our breakfast buffet this time is at Viking Line’s MS Gabriella called The Buffet, another Scandinavian breakfast...

Binagoongan Baboy sa Gata

For most people the aroma of bagoong or fermented shrimps will be revolting, I can’t blame you as this is and acquired smell and taste but for most South East Asians the scent if this in a dish is one of the best food smell there is, definitely mouth-watering. It...

Balsamic Short Ribs

I rarely slow cook because I barely have full 8 hours of stay at home, plus I have trust issues in leaving my slow cooker while I am at work or overnight as I sleep but this time, I conquered that trust issue and decided to cook this late night,...

Coffee & Joy (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

Just a short review today and since we had a small snack at this place when we crossed the Baltic Sea via Viking Line’s MS Gabriella. It was at Coffee & Joy located at Deck 7 of the ship, a trendy cafe that offers you a quiet and cosy coffee...

Sup Ekor

Sup Ekor in Malaysian or Sop Buntut in Indonesian is a popular comfort food in Malaysia and Indonesia, basically it’s a soup dish prepared with oxtails and vegetables like carrots, potatoes and tomatoes seasoned with shallot, garlic and spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and star anise. Usually this dish...

Grill (MS Gabriella, Viking Line)

Meaty, Massive and Grilled that’s what you want when you are hungry and tired, and this is what we got from the Grill when we cruised Viking Line’s MS Gabriella. Located at Deck 8, it is strategically placed in the middle of where most of the restaurant are. A good...

Chicken Fried Steak

The first time I tried this I was confused, I thought it was chicken, but it was made with beef. Chicken fried steak also known as country-fried steak is an American style breaded beefsteak cutlet coated with seasoned flour then pan-fried, served with a creamy gravy and mashed potatoes. So...

Anchovy and Bacon Fried Cabbage

Most of the times cabbage dishes are boring, who even eat this thing? Its tasteless, its lifeless and it’s usually the unwanted side dish so why bother cooking it at all? I am not a fan of this vegetable but I do cook them once in a while as an...