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

Hakataya Ramen (Brisbane, Australia)

Just writing up a small review for this place because it reminds me of the many ramen we tried on our last Japan vacation but even better, read more to find out why. When I travel to Brisbane I usually arrive in the evening and sometimes that poses an issue...

Copycat Razon’s Halo Halo

The last time I was in the Philippines was last year but before that it was 2003 and from that time to 2018 a lot has changed specially in term of food that is available, a lot of the traditional stuff was spinned off to make another creation like this...

Fat Boys (North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand)

This place was once Momo Tea, it was a hangout for teenagers many years ago and it was filthy. Today it’s not Momo Tea anymore and that’s good because Momo Tea has a bad reputation now due to its E Classification on its Albany Branch, if that old branch was...

Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

One of the things we miss back in the Philippines is the variety of food that you can buy, while some of them are available here, a lot of them are not specially the American chains like Auntie Anne’s, Mrs. Fields, Baskin Robbins and Cinnabon to name some. Having said...

Sardines and Upo Misua

I guess many Filipinos prepare this on a regular basis specially those ones who are on a tight budget, if you have upo growing in your backyard all you need to buy is sardines and misua which is very affordable back home, then this can feed a lot. Sardines on...

Bao Baby Bao (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a different kind of bao then this is your place, Bao Baby Bao. If you think the usual barbecue pork filling just don’t make the cut anymore then try of their unique fillings like crispy chicken, cheese steak, softshell crab or beer battered egg plant...

Baked Scallops

Last week I found this New Zealand Queen Scallops at our local supermarket for a really good price, it’s like less than NZ$20.00 per kilogram so I grabbed one even it was not on my shopping list. Now I have a problem since it was not on my menu of...

Hansik (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I am surprised how many hidden wonders do we have here in Auckland, for such a small city there are many places I still yet to discover and try, take this place for example. I would not ever in my whole life would have visited this unless one of my...

Bean Sprouts and Vegetables in Roasted Sesame Dressing

Several weeks ago, I bought this Roasted Sesame dressing for a noodle salad dish that was introduced to me by my friend when we had barbecue at their place. That sauce is quite a wonder sauce, it makes things taste amazing, like how Kewpie mayonnaise transforms things. The bottle is...

Butter Garlic Prawns

Such a simple combination but very tasty results, if you a looking for a dish with a high effort to result ratio then look no further, this is it! A simple concoction of prawns cooked in butter and garlic, once you tried it, you’ll never look back, even the shells...