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

Mango Bango

Mango Bango is a Filipino dessert inspired by Buko Salad and/or Fruit Salad where Mangoes, Nata de Coco and Kaong are mixed together and served with Cream and Condensed Milk. East and South East Asian desserts are quite simple, not too intricate and not too overly sweet. East and South...

Beef Neck Bone Noodle Soup

Beef Neck Bone Noodle Soup is a simple dish of roasted beef neck bones simmered with vegetables until meat falls of the bones then served with rice noodles, corn, cabbage and spring onions. When we dined in at Dagu Rice Noodles I ordered this Dagu Signature Rice Noodles with Beef,...

Arrow Thai Food (Arrowtown, New Zealand)

Arrowtown, it’s just a scenic 25-minute drive from Queenstown, this gold-rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the Arrow River is one scenic place. It may be a small town with less than 3000 in population but it’s packed with history and Buckingham Street is the centre of...

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Thumbprint Cookies is a type of cookie prepared with basic cookie dough which contains flour, sugar, butter, eggs and baking soda studded with chopped chocolate chips and a drop of strawberry jam in the middle. Got nothing to do and bored? Then make some cookies! trust me...

Creamy Kimchi Bacon Spaghetti

Creamy Kimchi Bacon Spaghetti is a type of pasta with a Korean twist, prepared with spaghetti noodles where it is tossed in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce prepared with bacon, parmesan cheese, fermented cabbage in chillies (kimchi) and cream. The first time I tried something similar to our dish...

Copycat Ribchon Baby Back Baboy

Copycat Ribchon Baby Back Baboy is a copycat Baby Back Baboy recipe from the famous Tagaytay restaurant Ribchon. A pork rib dish seasoned with spices and aromatics used in lechon then slowly grilled to tender perfection. Let me start this post by mentioning that I haven’t tried the real thing...

Buns and Rolls (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

Back in the Philippines dining in at food courts is a regular occurrence not because we like it but it makes a lot of sense when all you do on a weeknight or a weekend is to visit a mall. Mall life in Asian countries is quite a big thing,...

Japanese Siomai

Japanese Siomai is a type of minced pork and sometimes with prawns where it is wrapped in nori sheets instead of the usual dimsum wrapper, giving it a unique seafood taste. I have been into Japan, Hong Kong and China and probably I had seen one of these types of...

BBQ Noodles House (Albany, North Shore, New Zealand)

BBQ Noodles House is one of the places we visit one in a while when we crave for affordable Chinese food in a hurry. We pass this place regularly when we go to Albany so it’s quite handy if we don’t have any ideas on where to eat. This was the...