January 2015

Sinangag 1

Sinangag

Sinangag or Garlic Fried Rice is basically a fried rice infused with lots of garlic. This is a staple in a typical Filipino household during breakfasts where it is usually paired with anything fried like eggs, tapa (beef seasoned in garlic and vinegar), tocino (fried sweet pork), longaniza (Filipino style...

Nasi Lemak 1

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak a dish that is considered not just a national dish of Malaysia but a national heritage as well, it is a dish that consists of several components such as rice that is cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, sambal (a cross between chilli chutney and sauce), ikan...

Fact-Tree (North Shore City, New Zealand) 6

Fact-Tree (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Honestly I never knew Fact-Tree until my wife told me about it, in fact my daughter also knew this place and she said their drinks are quite popular in the Instagram world. Where was I? Honestly I never knew this place until my wife told me about it, in fact...

Bingkasol 1

Bingkasol

Bingkasol basically a cross between two famous Filipino rice cakes, the Royal Bibingka and the Espasol I guess you haven’t heard of this recipe yet, I won’t be surprised because it’s my wife’s creation which she only made a couple of weeks ago. So what is it? Bingkasol basically a...

Fish Soup with Lemongrass 2

Fish Soup with Lemongrass

Today’s recipe the Fish Soup with Lemongrass will be coming directly from a recipe book called Little Vietnam by Nhut Huynh and it is one of the first recipes I will try from this amazing book. I chose this dish as I love noodle soup dishes, they are full of...

Tuttle Publishing Little Vietnam Giveaway (Closed)

Ang Sarap and Tuttle Publishing is giving away 3 books which contains Little Vietnam plus your choice of 2 books (worth US$20.00 and below) from the Tuttle Publishing range. Competition is open for 2 weeks and we accept entries worldwide, just fill in your details below to join. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions:...

Sinigang na Hipon 1

Sinigang na Hipon

Sinigang, specially Sinigang na Hipon is one of those dishes that brings back a lot of memories, I remember eating this dish way back in the Philippines where the table is full of friends and families eating the same thing using their hands and sharing stories with each other’s while...

Cevapi 1

Cevapi

Cevapi or ćevapčići is a type of Kebab made out of grilled minced meat or pork, beef and or lamb served in with a flat bread with chopped onions, sour cream and ajvar (red bell pepper relish). Ćevapi or ćevapčići is a type of Kebab made out of grilled minced...

Jack Tar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Jack Tar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This time we will be trying the mixed Western cuisine of Jack Tar. This establishment offers anything from burgers, pizza, pasta, risotto, salads and chowder to name some. They are always full packed on weekend dinners so we visited the place on an earlier time. Me and my wife have...

Papis 1

Papis

Papis is a Filipino recipe made out of tough beef cuts like brisket and tendons stewed with baked beans in tomato sauce. If you love pork and beans then this is definitely better, it has the same sweet and savoury taste with the added interesting texture from the tendons and...