About Ang Sarap
Welcome to Ang Sarap, a blog dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of delicious and easy-to-follow recipes. My name is Raymund, and I run this blog with my wife and daughter by my side. We are passionate about cooking and sharing our love for food with others.
The creation of Ang Sarap dates back to March 22nd, 2010, when the idea was born to provide a platform for anyone looking to access and follow tasty recipes from the comfort of their own home. Since then, we’ve been on a mission to share our love of food and cooking with the world, and we’re thrilled to see our blog grow and evolve over the years.
Here at Ang Sarap, you’ll find a variety of dishes prepared by myself, with additional contributions from my wife (baking and desserts) and daughter (Korean cuisine, baking and beverages). The meals we feature are the same ones we serve for dinner on a daily basis, with no added embellishments or special arrangements. We believe that the dishes you see on our blog should reflect the real meals we prepare and enjoy at home, and that’s why we keep things simple and authentic.
Each recipe is accompanied by an insightful story, delving into the history and cultural background of the dish. Our goal is not only to provide a delicious recipe but also a fun and educational experience. We love learning about the origins and evolution of different dishes, and we’re excited to share our knowledge with you. Whether you’re interested in the history of a particular cuisine or simply looking for a tasty new recipe to try, Ang Sarap has something for everyone.
At Ang Sarap, we pride ourselves on our diverse range of recipes, including those heavily influenced by Filipino cuisine, as well as dishes from Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. Our goal is to showcase a wide variety of dishes and cuisines from around the world, and we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to share with our readers.
In addition to our delicious recipes, we’ve also added exciting new features over the years, including restaurant dining experiences, product reviews, interesting food facts and lists, and guest posts from other bloggers. We believe that food is more than just sustenance – it’s a way of life, and a way to bring people together. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, we hope that Ang Sarap will inspire you to try new recipes and explore different cuisines.
As the Ang Sarap blog continues to grow and evolve, we have honed in on our niche of showcasing the rich and diverse cuisine of the Philippines. From classic dishes like sinigang and adobo, to lesser-known and underrepresented recipes, our goal is to bring to light the various flavors and ingredients that make Philippine cuisine truly unique.
In our journey to uncover the hidden gems of Philippine cuisine, we have dedicated time and effort to research, gather information and collect recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, some of which have never been published or shared online before. Whether it’s through word of mouth or digging through old family archives, we have made it our mission to bring these recipes to the forefront and share them with the world.
Our goal is to continuously expand our collection of Philippine recipes, and provide our readers with an in-depth and authentic look into the world of Filipino cooking. From long forgotten family heirlooms to dishes that were once only kept secret, we are dedicated to documenting and sharing the diverse and rich culinary heritage of the Philippines.
With new content published daily during weekdays, be sure to subscribe to our email list or RSS feed to receive at least two to three new recipes each week. We’re constantly working to improve our blog and make it as user-friendly as possible, and that’s why we’re in the process of building a recipe index to make it easier for you to find the recipes you’re looking for. In the meantime, you can use the search bar in the top right-hand corner of each page on our site, or click on “Advanced Search” to filter your search by cuisine or tags. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Filipino dish or a popular international recipe, we’re confident that we have it. With close to 1000 recipes and counting, there’s something for everyone at Ang Sarap.
We believe that food is a powerful tool for bringing people together, and we’re honored to have such a supportive community of readers who share our passion for food and cooking. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your support means the world to us, and we’re grateful for each and every one of you.
So, whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, we invite you to join us on this culinary journey. From traditional dishes to modern recipes
Hi there! My name is Raymund and I am a Filipino living in beautiful New Zealand. While I may not have formal training as a cook or chef, cooking has been a true passion of mine since I was just seven years old. In fact, it has become my therapy from the daily grind of my real job as an IT Professional, where I spend most of my time developing solutions for the corporate world. For those who are interested, I also maintain a Software Development blog where I share my insights and experiences.
Growing up, I was surrounded by family members who were amazing cooks, and I learned a lot just by observing them. My Aunt, who cooked for us when I was younger, taught me the basics of cooking and how to create a variety of dishes. My Mom taught me how to bake, and from my Grandmother, I learned how to make traditional Filipino dishes. Today, I continue to experiment and try new recipes, often inspired by dishes that I have tried in restaurants all over the world.
When I’m not working or cooking, my other passions include photography and traveling. This is why you’ll find a diverse collection of dishes and restaurant reviews here on Ang Sarap. My love for photography allows me to capture the beauty of the food I cook and share it with you all. And my love for travel has given me the opportunity to try and learn about new cuisines from all over the world.
I hope that through Ang Sarap, I can share my passion for cooking and inspire others to get into the kitchen and create delicious meals of their own. Whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting out, I believe that anyone can find joy in the art of cooking. So, come join me on this culinary journey, and let’s create some unforgettable memories in the kitchen together!
Every photo you see here at Ang Sarap is taken by none other than myself, right after cooking and just before the food is devoured. I don’t have a special studio set up for my photography – all I need is my camera, a white cloth sheet, our dining table, and an assortment of different plates, placemats, and silverware. I prefer to use natural light, and sometimes I’ll even use the white sheet to bounce light onto the other side of the subject.
I have been using different cameras over the years to capture the beauty of the food I cook. During the early days, I used an Olympus E-520 Camera with an Olympus Zuiko ED 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. In May 2012, I upgraded to a Canon 60D and primarily used a Canon EF 50mm F1.4 lens. For my travels, I used a more versatile Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. In September 2014, I moved to a Canon 6D and continued to use the Canon EF 50mm F1.4 lens, and added the Canon EF 24-105/4.0 L IS USM and Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II lenses for my travels. My most recent camera is a Canon EOS R, which I acquired in March 2021 and still use the same lenses with.
In cases where I don’t have my camera, my trusty Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra does the job nowadays. I am always impressed by the level of detail you can get from this phone camera, but during the early stages of this blog, I used a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Samsung Galaxy S9+.
I typically take around 8-10 photos in portrait orientation and the same amount in landscape orientation, with only one photo in each orientation making the final cut. However, there are some special occasions where an extra photo or two are included. After the photo shoot, I perform minimal editing to sharpen the image and adjust shadows and highlights. If I am using my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I edit my photos using Snapspeed, which is a great tool for adding drama to your photos. With the newer Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, editing is not necessary, I just crop the photos.
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Ang Sarap is a website dedicated to sharing my love for cooking. As a continuously evolving platform, it is important to note that the contents of this website are regularly updated and improved to provide you with the best possible experience.
It is worth mentioning that while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the recipes posted here, there may still be errors such as missing ingredients, incorrect procedures, miscalculated timings, and incorrect temperatures. If these errors are noticed, the recipes will be revised and updated, even if they were originally published at an earlier date. The same goes for the accompanying photos, which may also be updated from time to time, particularly for older posts.
Please keep in mind that I am not a professional writer, chef, or recipe developer. I created this website simply out of my love for cooking and I will do my best to provide you with the correct recipes. Thank you for your understanding.
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