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

Bacon Bones and Potato Soup

Bacon Bones may look like leftover scraps from preparing good pork cuts but this smoked and salted off cut can bring wonders to your dishes. Usually this part is used to make soup stock but it can be a star of the show, I know in most cuisines these cuts...

Saint Alice (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Craving for some seafood and want a good spot overlooking Viaduct Harbour? Well this place is for you located just in the corner of Quay and Lower Hobson Streets, the spot where Kermadec used to be. This laid-back eatery, brasserie and bar specialises in seafood but the offer other great...

Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta

Guess what? It’s another leftover day and this time it’s not coming from the freezer, it was from our leftover roast chicken dinner. I have a question, in your household when you have roast chicken for dinner, are the chicken breast parts always your leftover? Because in my place, that...

Asian Style Mixed Seafood Cake

Are you like me, when you buy your groceries and do not finish them all, puts any leftovers ingredients in the freezer in the hope of cooking it someday? While its totally OK, what is annoying are those small bits and pieces that accumulate, like 50 to 100 grams of...

The Flying Burrito Brothers (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Nowadays our dining out became really irregular due to that pandemic putting us in an out of New Zealand COVID Alert Levels, this means I am running out of restaurant reviews but hopefully it will go back to normal again. Having said that our review days of Tuesday and Thursday...

Camto Soup

This is not your ordinary nilagang baka, it starts like it but ends up even much better. Camto Soup is a main stay dish on pares joints in the Philippines where its soup is served on the side with pares and it can also be consumed on its own with...

Hong Ma

I guess all of the Filipinos out there probably know what Humba is, but how about Hong Ma have you heard about this dish? Well if not, then in a gist it was the predecessor of humba which in turn was derived from the Chinese red braised pork belly. Hong...

Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet

This Garlic Mushrooms Cauliflower Skillet is one of the most satisfying vegetable dishes I ever made, prepared just with chunky earthy mushrooms and nutty cauliflower which is loaded with flavours from garlic and butter, if you’re going for meat free day then having this will make it easier if you...

How to Perfectly Deep Fry Tofu

Perfectly Deep-Frying Tofu can be a bit tricky, it can turn out really dry, not crispy or very oily when the oil creeps inside that soft insides. That is why today we will be sharing some tips on how to perfectly deep fry tofu so every time you pull it...

Fried Egg Tofu and Eggplants

When I used to live in Malaysia, Egg Tofu was one of my favourite ingredients specially on saucy dishes, but when I moved to New Zealand, I was struggling to find this in the supermarket and Asian shops until recently. If you haven’t tried or even heard about egg tofu...