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

Chermoula Lamb 9

Chermoula Lamb

Chermoula is a popular North African marinade which is usually used to flavour seafood and meats; it is a good replacement for those who do not like hot marinades but want to enjoy the robust flavours of North African Spices.  Usually it is a made out of herbs like mint...

Ginataang Alimasag (Crab in Coconut Cream Sauce) 2 14

Ginataang Alimasag (Crab in Coconut Cream Sauce)

I was craving for crabs for a very long time thanks to these wonderful crab pictures posted in these blogs Carolyn Chan’s no crab post – Even there are no crabs ordered on the restaurant she mentioned the picture is mouth watering. Purple Bird’s feating with friends post – barbecued...

Mongolian Barbecue 1 9

Mongolian Barbecue

Most of us knew that Mongolian barbecue was of Mongolian origin but in fact it was a Taiwanese invention during the 1970’s when Japanese food was a big hit in that region specially teppanyaki where they initially got the idea for this dish.  American marketing was really effective to make...

Kung Pao Chicken 17

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao, Kung Po or Gung Po Chicken is a popular Chinese Sichuan dish which consists of small chicken cubes, mixed vegetables, peanuts, Chinese cooking wine and the key ingredient Sichuan peppercorns and you need to use lots of them.  Coming from the Sichuan province which is known for their...

Chicken and Asparagus in XO Sauce 6

Chicken and Asparagus in XO Sauce

The most common way of cooking asparagus is steamed or blanched then served with hollandaise sauce, for me it is sometimes boring but don’t get me wrong that classic recipe is not bad at all I just need a new way of cooking this wonderful vegetable.  I was thinking of...

Bagoong Fried Rice 2 8

Bagoong Fried Rice

Last January 3 we had a breakfast get together and it is pyjama themed.  Yeah I know it is a bit weird as pyjama parties held are at night and I guess nobody meets up in wee early mornings to eat, chat and have fun.  Anyways everybody was tasked to...

Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Shanghai) 19

Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Shanghai)

Lumpia is the Chinese counterpart of the Western savoury pastries. The word lumpia comes from the Hokkien word “lunpia”. The recipe was brought by the Chinese from the Fujian province to Southeast Asia and became popular in Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.   There are a lot of different varieties of...

Bernese Roesti (Rosti) 10

Bernese Roesti (Rosti)

  Switzerland is well known for watches, Swiss knives, banks and chocolates but little did we know that Roesti did placed Switzerland in the world cuisine, the only popular authentic Swiss dish that I know of.  A dish which consists mostly of potatoes but there are some regional variations which...

Plum and Blueberry Sorbet 7

Plum and Blueberry Sorbet

Its summer, our plum tree is bearing lots of fruits and we have leftover blueberries! That’s a perfect ingredient for a sorbet but I don’t have an ice cream maker so I have to do this manually. For those who do not know what a sorbet is, it’s a frozen...

Beef Courgettes and Capsicum Stir Fry 3

Beef Courgettes and Capsicum Stir Fry

Another free style stir fry dish from yours truly, I can’t think of what to serve today but we have the proper ingredients left on our fridge to have a tasty dish!  Beef, courgettes, dried mushrooms and yellow capsicums.  It’s a good mix of flavours from the earthy mushroom to...