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

Copycat Wok Inn Squid

If you are looking for the best squid recipe then this will be it! Wok Inn Squid is a famous dish from the famous restaurant in Malate called Wok Inn, a simple deep fried lightly coated squid stuffed with chives then served on a savoury sweet sauce. Many years ago,...

Ube Tikoy

Adding everyone’s favourite purple ingredient to this Chinese rice cake. Ube Tikoy is a type of Filipino-Chinese rice steamed rice cake called Tikoy prepared with ube flavour and macapuno strips. Tikoy was a staple for us growing up, during Chinese New Year back in the Philippines it was a custom...

Tips On How To Choose Where To Eat While Traveling

When you’re traveling, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is where to eat. You can’t just go to the first restaurant that looks good – you need to do your research! In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to choose the best...

Copycat Wok Inn Sipa

After so many requests from you guys, here is my version of the famous Wok Inn side dish. Wok Inn Sipa is a type of Filipino deep fried dim sum filled with minced pork, mushrooms and carrots seasoned with oyster sauce. Closely similar to Money Bags but designed for the...

Cleaver & Co (New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand)

Several weekends ago we had our second attempt at visiting the Omanawanui Track, the first visit was not fruitful since the roads were closed due to heavy rain. Going to this place is quite dangerous since there roads are unsealed and when it rains, they will be slippery, without a...


Binondo Style Beef Tendon Curry

Melt in your mouth, sticky delicious, those are the perfect works to describe this dish. Binondo Style Beef Tendon Curry is a Filipino Chinese beef tendon dish prepared by slowly simmering tendons with garlic, ginger, onion, red bell pepper. lemongrass, Chinese herbal seasoning mix in a curry powder and coconut...

Tikoy Turon

It’s a totally different way of enjoying this popular Chinese New Year’s cake. Tikoy Turon is a type of snack prepared with a Chinese sweet rice cake called tikoy wrapped with spring roll pastry then deep fried. Tikoy or Nian gao is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour, it...

Matcha Crinkles

Another one for the matcha lover out there! Matcha Crinkles is a type of crinkle prepared with matcha powder along with the usual crinkle ingredients giving it a nice bight green colour. If you follow my blog then most probably you would have known my daughters love for anything Matcha....

Dos Amigos (Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand)

What we love living in New Zealand is the amazing work life balance, and we take it really seriously, that means our work preferences are really flexible in time and in some cases in location, if you want to go to your kids recital during office hours or pick them...

Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Pork

It’s a salad, it’s a noodle dish, it’s also a grilled pork dish. This is the perfect summer all in one meal. Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Pork is a Vietnamese style rice noodle salad prepared with fresh ingredients such as carrots, lettuce, cucumber and herbs served with rice noodles and...