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

Locatelli (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

This is one of the last few restaurants we haven’t tried at Westgate just merely because Italian cuisine is in our bottom list when we dine out, not a huge fan of pasta and pizza becuase honestly there are many other tasty exciting dishes out there. Don’t get me wrong,...

21 Grams Cafe & Patisserie (Rosedale, Auckland, New Zealand)

When we first came here in New Zealand many years ago there were only a few choices for breads and pastries, by default it was Bakers Delight or the supermarket. Most of these bakeries from the past usually sells those heavy dense bread as they are usually eaten as the...

Ham & Cheese Cauliflower Fritters

Surprisingly delicious, this cauliflower recipe is one side dish you need to try soon. Ham & Cheese Cauliflower Fritters as the name suggest is a fritter dish that is made with cauliflower, ham, bacon and cheese, served as a side dish, starter or even as snack. Do you have the...

Janken (Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand)

Moving from North to Northwest was quite a challenge for us in terms of dining options specially when it comes to Japanese, we missed our family favourite Naritas, up until now nothing can replace its bento box offerings, while Sushi Tomi was close we still missed that restaurant we visit...

Baby Squid Rice

This fried rice is nothing like you tried before. Baby Squid Rice is a type of fried rice prepared with fermented sautéed squid and salted egg then seasoned with bagoong. This is one unique fried rice, have you seen a fried rice where it is prepared with baby squid as...


Selera (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

Want an affordable and cheerful place for lunch in New Market then Selera is your place. It’s a really nice Malaysian restaurant, lots of options, large portions and the service is quite fast, its actually like being in Malaysia and I can attest to that since I lived there for...

Ramen Eggs

This is a must when serving ramen, it almost illegal serving one without this. Ramen Eggs or Ajitsuke Tamago are jammy Eggs that has a sweet, salty and umami taste from the spiced soy sauce marinade, a key ingredient usually served with ramen. Have you ever wondered why the eggs...

Nari Sushi (Massey, Auckland, New Zealand)

Many months ago, when we first moved here out in North West the first thing we noticed is that there are very few food options in the area, maybe because it’s still a growing suburb or people living here are not just interested in a variety of food compared to...

Nilat-an na Tiil ng Baboy

Have you tried this Boholano special dish with pork and that famous purple tuber? Nilat-an na Tiil ng Baboy is a Filipino dish from Bohol simply prepared by cooking marinated pork legs in its own steam with soy sauce, saba bananas and ube. There are many Filipino dishes that I...

Dr Rudis (Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand)

Were back again at this place and it feels odd, the last time we were here was Pre COVID and it was really vibrant and alive, this time around it felt desolated specially this last visit which we had at the end of March. We came back here becuase we...