Monthly Archive: June 2014

Beef Bourguignon 1 13

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon or Beef Burgundy a traditional French stew made out of beef braised in red wine together with garlic, onions, carrots, bouquet garni, pearl onions and mushrooms. This dish is a popular peasant dish during 1600′s in France and was slowly refined and made into haute cuisine (dishes that are...

Chicken Chasseur 1 4

Chicken Chasseur

Chicken Chasseur is a classic French casserole dish where chicken, mushrooms and shallots are cooked in a Chasseur sauce. Chasseur sauce on the other hand is a type of demi-glace sauce which contains fresh mushrooms, shallots, tomatoes, white wine and butter. This sauce was said to be created during the 1600s by...

Beef Burritos 1 7

Beef Burritos

First of all before our recipe for today I am proud to announce that “Ang Sarap” now offers ZipList – the must have shopping list that makes life easier.  Many of you may already use ZipList on other sites. For those of you who aren’t familiar, you can now add...

Halabos na Hipon 1 9

Halabos na Hipon

This dish reminds me of family beach summers in the Philippines where it is customary to bring and cook your own food as resort restaurants tend to be expensive and not budget friendly specially when there are a lot of you in the family dining in together. Halabos na Hipon...

Stir-fried Green Beans with Minced Pork in XO Sauce 1 9

Stir-fried Green Beans with Minced Pork in XO Sauce

Have you noticed the stir fried Green Beans you order on Chinese Restaurants looks like blistered? Have you tried doing it at home and can’t recreate the similar looks, texture and taste? I had the same issue before until I asked a Chinese friend of mine on how do the...

Beef Teriyaki 1 12

Beef Teriyaki

I had posted a while ago a dish called Chicken Teriyaki and it is one of the popular search items in my blog, now I am introducing another Teriyaki variant which uses beef instead. Teriyaki is famous in Japan and the most common ones are tuna or salmon, the beef...

Pasta Primavera 1 5

Pasta Primavera

“I never thought a pasta filled with vegetables would be really delicious”, that is my initial reaction when I had a primavera before as the one I tried was really tasty and the vegetables were fresh and crisp. Pasta Primavera is an Italian pasta loaded with vegetables, having said that...

Ms Clawdy (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 6 5

Ms Clawdy (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We never knew this place until one night me and my wife were strolling down Jellicoe St on the North Wharf  looking for some good food. We saw this restaurant packed with people so we were intrigued and checked out what’s in there, we had a quick nosy and looked...

Strawberry, Nectarine, Orange and Banana Sorbet 1 7

Strawberry, Nectarine, Orange and Banana Sorbet

What would you do if you have lots of fruits and they are all becoming over ripe? Sorbet is your best answer and that’s what I did with mine. I had several pieces of strawberries, nectarines, oranges and bananas and they are nearly over ripe so I peeled them, removed...

Chicken Arrozcaldo 1 11

Chicken Arrozcaldo

Arrozcaldo means “hot rice” in Spanish, where “arroz” means rice and “caldo” means hot. It is a type of rice porridge called Lugaw where rice is cooked with chicken, ginger and garlic. The name might be misleading as it sounds Spanish but the actual dish was inspired by the Chinese...