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

Eight Treasure Stir Fry (Happō-sai)

Eight Treasure Stir Fry or Happō-sai is a popular Japanese dish prepared with eight ingredients consisting of different vegetables, meats, and seafood where it is stir fried then thickened with potato starch. Japanese stir fry might not be as popular as the Chinese stir fries, but they do exist, it...

Canton Cafe (Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand)

The last time I was here was roughly 10 years ago or to be precise 3759 days ago, that first time was in March of 2011, just nearly a year when I got hired by my current company. It was one of my first dine out experiences with our team...

Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-fry

Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-fry is a very common Chinese dish prepared in many homes in China, a simple preparation of stir-fried eggs and tomatoes usually served with rice and noodles. Many of you would never now that this dish that we have today is the most common dish in China,...

Batutay Longganisa

Batutay Longganisa or Cabanatuan longganisa is a type of Filipino longganisa made with beef which gives it a distinct flavour. Like most longganisa, this can be prepared hamonado, de recado or skinless. Most Filipino dishes change drastically based on its geographic location, this is due to the fact Philippines is...


Charred Octopus and Chorizo

Charred Octopus and Chorizo is a Spanish Style dish prepared with twice cooked octopus where it is braised in Court Bouillon then grilled finished off with chorizo and white beans. Octopus is such an underrated seafood hence we rarely see them served in restaurants or even sold in supermarkets but...

Crispy Prawn Tacos

Crispy Prawn Tacos is a Mexican handheld dish prepared with lightly grilled flour tortillas filled with deep fried crispy prawns, avocadoes, radish, and coriander. I was inspired making this dish after trying it out at Little Creatures in Hobsonville, it was so good, but the price is quite high at...

Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung Belacan is a Malaysian vegetable side dish prepared with water spinach called Kangkung stir fried with spices, aromatics and a shrimp paste called belacan. In Malaysia this dish was quite common, I saw this vegetable dish almost everywhere I dined in. A dish closely similar to the Filipino dish...