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

Fried Siomai

Fried siomai is a type of open topped dumplings filled with pork, mushrooms and prawns wrapped in wonton wrapper then deep fried. During the old days fried siomai was non-existent (at least commercially), and since then siomai has all spotlight pointing to it, a Filipino favourite that is eaten as...

Own Tea (North Shore City, New Zealand)

This perhaps is the neatest and cleanest looking Bubble Tea places I visited in Auckland, it’s quite minimalist, it’s all white and the tea leaf displayed on those transparent cubes in front of the counter looks so cool. Located in Rosedale, this is one of our latest Bubble Tea adventure....

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Cheesy Broccoli Bites is a side dish / finger food of deep-fried breaded mixture of broccoli florets, cheese and eggs. This thing is so cheesy you will forget there is broccoli on this one. Cheesy Broccoli Bites is an excellent finger food or side dish, it’s so addictive and easy...

Tinola sa Miso

Tinola sa Miso is a version of the famous Filipino Chicken ginger soup called tinola where yellow miso is added for extra umami boost Miso is such a great ingredient, it adds a lot of umami, a dollop of this on your recipe will surely make it shine. It is...

Fish Florentine

Fish Florentine is a fish dish prepared Florentine style. Pan fried fish is served on a bed of wilted spinach and red capsicum with Mornay sauce and grated cheese. I love seafood, I love fish, most of the dishes that uses this as a main ingredient are always close to...

Pho Ever (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

In Auckland it’s hard to find a good Pho, it can be due to many reasons, lack of ingredients, lack of skills to do this and even lack of customers. I had tried many restaurants that offer this but very few passed to my expectations, it’s just sad because this...

Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts is a simple salad of canned beetroot, raw kale, candied walnuts and feta cheese dressed in a honey apple cider dressing If there is something, I am not good with regards to food it will be making salads, this is because the...

Jolly Bird (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I had been hearing this place from some of my Filipino friends here in Auckland, they said there is this new place that tries to copy the famous dishes Jollibee had on offer, the Chicken Joy and the Jolly Spaghetti. Jolly Bird, from the name alone, most Filipinos would know...

Tapa Frita

Tapa Frita is a Filipino dish where thinly sliced pork similar to tapa cut is cooked with tomato sauce, carrots, potato, pickles and cheese. I guess you would know by now that one of this blogs mission is to unearth Filipino recipes that are either heirloom, unpopular and/or long forgotten,...