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

Kiraku (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you’re looking for an authentic straight forward ramen, then look no further, this is the closest thing to what we had tried in Japan. Authenticity does not stop with the ramen even the place looks authentic, cramped in a small space that looks like those small Izakaya bars in...

Chicken Curry Laksa

In Malaysia and Singapore this is called “Laksa Lemak” also known as Nyonya Laksa, basically a type of laksa served with a rich coconut gravy, slightly sweet and strongly spiced. Traditionally the stock is made with a fish-based gravy but modern versions like this Chicken Curry Laska recipe today is...

Bunny Cookies

Like many great recipes our post today was made by accident, a beautiful accident. One day our daughter was making some macarons as she always does, then she was challenged to make one in the shape of a bunny but she baked it in a wrong temperature, since the decals...

Epiphany Donuts (North Shore City, New Zealand)

First there was just Dunkin Donuts, then came Southern Maid, then Al’s Deli, next was Krispy Kreme and now we have Epiphany. I love that these new places started to pop up, now we have many options and definitely some friendly competition. Thirteen years ago, I was dismayed with my...

Batso nga Tabungao

Batso nga Tabungao is an Ilocano vegetable dish made with sliced bottle ground and small shrimps sautéed together with garlic, onions, tomato and annatto, a dish almost similar to Ginisang upo but instead of using pork this dish usually uses small shrimps and with a bit of help from annatto...

Eden Noodles (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I bet most Aucklanders would have heard of Eden Noodles, a very popular Dandan noodle joint in Dominion Road, known for its authentic Chinese taste, so popular it’s hard to get a seat when dining in there, luckily if you don’t want the long wait they have opened a new...

Acqua Pazza

I love Jamie Oliver’s new show “Jamie Cooks Italy” where he travels around Italy with Gennaro Contaldo and discover local Italian dishes that are unheard of outside of Italy, recipes that are cooked by local village grandmothers, fishermen, and home cooks, dishes that were handed down from generations through generations...

Ginarep

Of all the Bicolano dishes that I tried this is the one that does not look like one as most of the Bicolano dishes are usually prepared with coconut milk or is hot because of the chillies. My roots from my mother side is Bicolano so I grew up with...

Tinowang Isda

Tinowang Isda is a Visayan soup dish prepared with fleshy white fish alongside leafy vegetables cooked in water infused with ginger, onions, tomatoes and spring onions. Basically, this is the Tinola of the Visayans, where cooking procedure and ingredients are almost similar to each other. I said almost similar because...

Hamish Stewart Catering (Auckland, New Zealand)

I’m quite new in this catering thing, I think I had tried six different companies as of this date and still discovering a lot of things. So far most of what I tried were amazing, delivering great delicious and tasty treats for my team. This time we are reviewing this...