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

Cheesy Fried Wedges

Cheese Powder at last I saw you, I was in search for you for the longest time. The last time I had this is when we left Philippines early 2000’s where I enjoyed it in French fries, popcorn and sweet corn. During those days I suppose this powered was just...

Yaki Udon

Yaki Udon is Japanese dish of thick, smooth, white udon noodles stir fried with tender meat slices like beef, pork and/or chicken with vegetables such as carrots, spring onions, onions and ginger over sweet soy sauce mixture. Basically, a similar dish to Yakisoba cooked in a similar manner using different...

Les Halles Castellane – A Visual Essay

Most indoor markets in Europe are made from really old buildings but this one from France has a modern twist. Les Halles Castellane is a Montpellier’s main and recently renovated covered marketplace, it’s not as enormous as Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Munich’s Viktualienmarkt or even Wroclaw’s...

Tinumtuman

Have you tried ginataang labong? that Bicolano dish prepared with bamboo shoots and coconut milk? If yes then meet his better cousin, the tinumtuman.  Better? Personally yes, its tastier because of the use of clams which gives it so much flavour.  Similar to most Bicolano dishes like Kinunot, Laing, Bicol Express, Kandingga...

Wali Gelats and Yogurt (Barcelona, Spain)

If you happen to be in Barcelona in the middle of summer then it’s good to know where the Gelato places are because it is freakin hot during those days, so hot its very uncomfortable. We visited the Cathedral of Barcelona at noon time and after touring the church going...

Ginisang Pechay with Ground Pork and Shrimp

Ginisang Pechay is almost a staple in Filipino household due to its affordability, nutritional value and ease of preparation.  Preparation wise there are many ways to cook this some with cubed pork, minced pork, shrimps, chicken, tofu, tuna, fried fish, Chinese sausage and many more.  Preparation is mostly the same where it...

Steak with Garlic Butter

You can prepare your steak in many ways, with butter sauce, mushroom sauce, caramelized onions, miso, cream and tomato sauce to name some, while they are good in their own ways sometimes you just want steak as it is, salted, peppered and lightly buttered so you can enjoy beef on...

Grand Millennium Buffet Dinner Catering (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Several weeks ago our Filipino Community here in New Zealand had our 25th Year Anniversary Ball at the Grand Millennium in Auckland, a black tie event which commemorated a milestone for our growing organization CFC. It was a full on night of music, dancing and of course eating and since...

Mercado de La Boqueria – A Visual Essay

No travel in Barcelona is complete without a visit to The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria or what is simple referred to as La Boqueria. This large public market in La Rambla is one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, a market with a very diverse selection of...

Strawberry Taho

I love taho, I grew up with it drinking almost every morning. I still remember those days when I hear the street peddler shouting taho, I start to run out, on the way ask my mom for five pesos and grab the largest mug I can find in the kitchen...