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

Japanese Egg Tartare Sauce

Japanese Egg Tartar Sauce is a Japanese side dish prepared with chopped eggs, pickles, onions and Japanese mayonnaise, a perfect pair for that deep-fried or baked crispy seafood. Last week we showcased a Japanese coleslaw side dish and today we are showcasing another Japanese side dish, its alter ego the...

Japanese Coleslaw

Japanese Coleslaw is a Japanese side dish of thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and spring onions tossed in a dressing made with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. A perfect side dish to any fried or grilled Japanese dish. Ever wondered how that cabbage side dish by the side of...

Azabu (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

This was quite a late post to be precise it was two months late since we had this dinner during Valentine’s day. Anyways the information here is still quite relevant since their Valentines menu basically is a variety of their Omakase Menu. This dinner was NZ$95.00 and its all worth...

Surf and Turf with Garlic Cream Sauce

Surf and turf or surf ‘n’ turf is a main course that combines seafood such as prawns, lobster or scallops with red meat typically beef or lamb where either or can be steamed, grilled, breaded and fried. It can sometimes be served with a gravy on the side. Most of...

Fish Chowder

Fish chowder is an English soup prepared with fish, potatoes, and corn on a starchy creamy soup base. I love chowders, regardless of that type it is, they are creamy, thick, chunky, warm, delicate, savoury, and most important of all delicious, they simply warm your soul, a perfect comfort dish....

Spicy Seafood Hotpot

Spicy Seafood Hotpot is a communal dish of mixed seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, and noodles cooked on a wide cooking vessel filled with spicy broth in a dining table with portable or built in stove tops. While dining is already a communal family event (most of the times) but there...

Ogane (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Several weeks ago we discovered a new Korean Fried Chicken place in Rosedale area of North Shore and we loved it so much that is why since then we are in the hunt for similar alternatives so we can compare different Korean Fried Chicken places and that’s what brought us...

Morepork BBQ Restaurant (Kumeu, New Zealand)

After moving here in North West Auckland one of the places we miss are North Shores many restaurants. We were quite spoiled with the choices we had when we were still living there. There are at least three to four options for cuisines like Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese,...

Fish Nuggets

Fish nuggets are deep fried battered white fish fillets usually enjoyed as a snack or side dish and served with tartare sauce or sweet chilli sauce When I visited the Asian grocer last weekend, I saw this bag of frozen pangasius, never had used this fish so I gave it...