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

Braised Pork Hock with Chestnuts and Mushroom

Braised Pork Hock with Chestnuts and Mushroom is a simple dish of pork leg cuts and/or pork trotters cooked with soy sauce, garlic, chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms together with aromatic Asian spices like star anise, cinnamon and ginger. This is one of the simplest and common way of braising meats...

Ribs and Burgers (Sydney, Australia)

It was a relaxed day in Sydney after our conference so we decided to look for a spot near the Harbour Bridge and found this place called Ribs and Burger. We then agreed to stay here for a while and chill out before our next adventure which is to just...

Ayam Bakar

After our trip to Bali I was inspired to cook Balinese and/or Indonesian dishes as most of what we tried there was down to earth rustic delicious dishes that you can prepare on a daily basis at home. One of those dishes is this Ayam Bakar, basically an Indonesian or...

Depot (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Like what their site says “There’s an energy and passion about Depot. Not overly precious or pretentious – just fast, fun and fresh.”, and I agree 100% with it, I love this place, good food and great wine, I think that is why this place is quite successful and there...

Spring Onion Ginger Fish Fillets

As the name suggest Spring Onion Ginger Fish Fillets is a dish made with fish fillets gently stir fried on a sauce made with soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger and spring onions. A very delicate dish that is very tasty, light fluffy starchy fish fillets is a pleasure to your...

Hinanggup

Hinanggup is a Hiligaynon word which means “Soaked in salt and water” and this is what exactly this dish is, a Karay-a dish of flaked broiled fish and/or fried dried anchovies, sliced onions, spring onions, tomatoes, and salt simply cooked in boiling water, usually served with sinangag or kalo-kalo. It...

Rusty Pelican (Matakana, New Zealand)

Two days ago, we reviewed a place who serves generous amount of food and it looks like it’s becoming a trend because the place we will be reviewing today serves big portion as well, and what’s even better is that it is in the restaurants philosophy where they thrive on...

Chicken, Leeks and Mushoom Casserole

Another freestyle day today, now only using three main ingredients, chicken, leeks and mushroom. As simple as it gets but it definitely is a sure-fire winner. Armed with my single stalk leek and celery, plus some leftover mushroom all I need is a nice sauce to bring this to life,...

The Merchant (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

We rarely passed by this part of Albany Mall because even before we reach the place, we already passed by the food court basically blocking us from moving further as the food court already satisfies our need, this time around it was different we parked at the back of the...

Champon

Champon is a noodle dish from Nagasaki, Japan inspired by the Chinese cuisine this noodle soup dish is prepared with ramen noodles, pork, seafood and vegetables. What sets this apart from the usual ramen it that the noodles in the dish is cooked with the rest of the ingredients hence...