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

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Palitaw sa Latik

Palitaw is a rice dish made with glutinous rice flour dough cooked by boiling it in liquid like water or coconut milk. Cooking is quite simple, you only drop the dough and once it floats it means it’s already cooked, that’s where it got its name from “palitaw” meaning to...

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Airline Food – China Airlines

Our post for today will be short, similar to my short trip to Australia which I booked using China Airlines, a segue from my usual Air New Zealand preference, it was just so cheap of a deal for me to miss it. Glad to have tried this Airline as I...

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Swiss Chicken Wings

Like our post two days ago the name does not really define what this dish is, like the Wedding soup where it does not relate to any wedding, same as this dish, it did not originate in Switzerland but in Hong Kong. Though there is no concrete explanation on its...

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Art Wok (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Takapuna is a becoming really vibrant scene in terms of restaurant choices, many years ago options are limited to a few but now there are tons of options, from Thai, Mediterranean, South American, Korean, Filipino and many more. We had our fair share of dining experience here and our latest...

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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup may sound like a kind of dish that is served during Italian Weddings well it’s not, the term came from the Italian words “minestra maritata” which means “married soup”, a term used to reference the flavour this soup gives by combining or marrying greens and meat into...

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Sancocho

I still can’t believe that Anthony Bourdain is not with us anymore, he was one of my favourite Celebrity Chefs / TV Host and I learned a lot of new dishes from his two shows “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown“, which I religiously follow. I was so shocked when I...

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Butternut Squash and Green Bean Stir-Fry

Butternut Squash and Green Bean Stir-Fry is a simple dish of stir fried Butternut Squash and Green Beans seasoned with fermented shrimp paste, it’s a sure fire to tickle your palate. A dish of different textures and flavours, it can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish...

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Pho Bo with Oxtail and Tendons

Pho usually is prepared by meticulously simmering beef bones for a long time using like backbones and oxtails with some Asian spices and aromatics, then served with thin slices of raw beef. We barely see Pho served with the very bones it was made of, not that I am 100%...

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Jewel of Bombay (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is my go to Indian place if I am craving for curry during a lunchtime work day, I can’t count how many times I ate here, perhaps more than 20 times already. A small stall in middle Queen Street that seats I think around 10 people, sometimes we dine...

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Mutya Ng Cavite

Is it just me or does it also occur to you that this dish sounds like s beauty pageant winner? Mutya ng Pilipinas is a popular beauty pageant back in my home country, it showcases the best talents and beauty of the Philippines, similar to this dish where it showcases...