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

Everlasting

Story says that this dish from Marikina was originally created out of left over ubiquitous type of menudo from carinderia where diners never choose as it was everywhere resulting to recycling it to become this wonderful dish. As time progressed it was prepared from fresh ingredients rather than leftovers. Everlasting,...

Lang Lang

If you eat in a lot of carinderia then most probably you have tried this dish, some of them might serve it as clear broth sotanghon soup with flaked chicken, some have small meatballs on it but the best ones come with the good sized meatballs and that’s what we...

Lo Mein

For most they won’t care what is the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein as they almost look the same, almost taste the same and are both noodles dishes so why bother? For me, I love dissecting into these kinds of topics, determine the roots and find out what...

Little Wolf (Auckland, New Zealand)

Guess what? I got another chance to review another catering company and this time its Little Wolf. I guess I am getting lucky with my choice of catering company because it just gets better and better. I did mentioned before that I will order again on some of the caterers...

Adobong Atay and Puso ng Manok

I am not sure if this still happens in the Philippines but I remember when I was young when my mom buys a whole dressed chicken there is a small plastic pouch on the chicken cavity that is filled with the offal meat like gizzard, liver and heart. I always...

Top 17 Panaderia Favourites (Filipino Breads and Pastries)

Panaderia is the equivalent of bakery in the Philippines and it’s like a sari sari store where most neighbourhoods have one in most corners even at the most remote places. This bakery bakes fresh bread throughout the day starting early in the morning preparing pandesal for breakfast up until the...

Chorizo and Broccoli Rabe

Three simple ingredients when fused up makes this marvellous dish that is Chorizo and Broccoli Rabe, this is the one of the many complex flavours of the Mediterranean, bitter, creamy, spicy, savoury delicious. If you notice I use a lot of chorizo in some of my recipes, I like this...

Pansate

Pansate is a Caviteñean type of pancit which is similar to pancit canton but it is served in a savoury bed of soy sauce gravy. This dish is considered to be a snack and is an all-time favourite in Cavite, from the name alone you can decipher where it came...

Chocolate Boutique Cafe (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I had been in New Zealand for thirteen years now and we visit Parnell once in a while. For some reason I never been to Chocolate Boutique Cafe up until now after searching for some place to have some dessert. Was it in a busy place where there is a...