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

16 Delicious Ube Recipes that will make you crave for Ube

All you will see in this list is purple and yes, they come natural from a root crop popularly used in the Filipino cuisine, the ube. This purple yam will change your perception around yams, specially this variant, which is very versatile, it can be used in many different ways...

Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce serves as a base in a lot of Italian dishes, this Italian sauce made of tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs may look simple but there many variations that are way much better than the others, hence you wonder why some Italian restaurants have better tomato based dishes and...

The 12 Bubble Tea Shops in Auckland you need to try

Tea, milk, sugar and tapioca balls, this is what constitutes a Bubble Tea, and why this Taiwanese creation is so popular specially with most East Asian and South East Asian denomination? While Kiwi’s preference is usually coffee from the multitude of cafes around New Zealand, bubble tea is coming strongly...

Filipino Cheese Bread

Filipino Cheese Bread, if you just base it by its name what immediately comes into mind is a savoury gooey cheese flavoured bread right? So that’s what you thought, what you don’t know is that this Filipino is the opposite, its sweet, a bit sticky and its delicious. This is...

Smashed Burger

So what is the difference between a normal burger with a smashed burger? Well it’s the process where your patty is prepared, and this process gives it that amazing flavour you cannot get from a normal burger. Sounds hard to believe but there is a science behind it. Basically smashed...

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Cafe BBQ Duck Dinner Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is one of our cheap go to places when we can’t find something new to try in the city. With Cafe BBQ Duck I guess it’s hard to go wrong, most of their offering is spot on for our taste buds and wallet. We have been here numerous times...

Ube Milk Tea

Do I need to say more? I guess this is the most Pinoy milk tea ever the Ube Milk Tea. Prepared with ube jam/halaya infused black tea served with tapioca balls, it is similar to how most milk teas are prepared. You can make this with store bought ube jam...

Home Made French Fries

Do you know who made the French Fries? Take a guess, it’s not the French nor the Americans, it is the Belgians. Yes, you had seen it right, despite its name it’s not French. This humble dish has been traced back to Belgium where it was believed that potatoes were...

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Are you looking for some quick and easy side dish with the feast you are preparing? Well look no further, today is your lucky day and found one of the simplest, nutritious, vegetarian friendly and the quickest to prepare side dish, the Garlic Parmesan Green Beans. Garlic Parmesan Green Beans...

One Zo (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Continuing with our Auckland Milk Tea journey, the latest one we tried was this place in Chancery Square and it was a good find. This place is one of the only places in Auckland that I know of which makes their own tapioca pearls. Having said that, this means whatever...