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

Top 9 Communal Dining Ideas

I was inspired to write this list after my colleagues told me that Boodle Fight was quite a good idea for dining as it was quite interactive at the same time brings everyone together in a dining table in a very personal manner, meaning more interaction with everyone. Some of...

Poke Bowl

Poke is a Hawaiian word that means “to slice” or “cut crosswise into pieces” and that’s what exactly this dish is, a Hawaiian traditional dish prepared with seafood such as aku (an oily tuna) and heʻe (octopus) that is cut into small pieces then served with condiments such as slat,...

Ramen Do (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Ohhh Ramen, I can’t get enough of this one. It’s one of the best comfort meals ever made. In my whole existence I had tried many ramens already even the ones in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. The real Japanese ones was so good, they really take their broth so seriously...

Gochujang Eggplant and Pork

Another freestyle recipe this time its inspired by many East Asian cuisines. Several weeks ago, we bought this Gochujang as my daughter was craving for some Tteokbokki, and like many of our ingredients in the pantry they tend to be one off use hence we have this freestyle series so...

Sinanta

Sinanta a humble noodle soup dish from Cagayan Valley that need great attention, Why? To be frank this so far is the best noodle soup dish I tried from the Filipino cuisine. This noodle dish is the surf and turf Filipino style where you see two seafood and two meats...

16 Ways to Cook Bulalo

One of the beloved Filipino beef cuts for is the Bulalo, the leg bone section of a cow that is meaty, fatty and full of collagen, not to mention that buttery marrow that comes with it. Usually these cuts are tough but once cooked right there is no coming back,...

Pork Leg, Lentil, Peas and Bean Stew

I don’t know why for Asians slowly cooked pork leg and trotters sounds so delicious, the mere thought of it may make us drool, it’s like the same effect for Westerners when they think about rib eye. It must be the texture we grew up with, melting fat and very...

Nelayan Restaurant (Melbourne, Australia)

On our last review I mentioned that we sneaked out of our first day event as we feel like having a full Asian meal with rice and/or noodles rather than eating cocktails before having a night of unlimited booze. The next day event was a similar scenario where we sneaked...

Inampalayahang Manok

Inampalayahang Manok in many ways is like tinola both starts with sautéed garlic, onions and tons of ginger before chicken is slightly browned and cooked in a broth the only big difference is the vegetables used because tinola uses young papaya and chilli leaves while Inampalayahang Manok uses bitter gourd...

Vigan Empanada

If you have been to Vigan then this dish would not be foreign to you. This bright orange tinted fried wonder is a very popular and perhaps the most favourite street food in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, a humble dish of annatto coloured rice flour dough filled with green papaya, Vigan...