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

Slow Cooker Hangi Pork

Hangi is a traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using umu, basically a type of oven made with heated rocks buried in a pit. Using meats like pork, beef, lamb and chicken this method is usually used on special occasions. Hangi is one of the special occasion dishes...

24 Regional Varieties of Pancit in the Philippines

Few more days and it’s New Year’s Day! Hopefully 2021 brings us a lot of exciting new things, new beginning, and lots of opportunities that will help us forget the craziness of 2020. 2020 is quite a bad year, we have the Australian Bush Fires which drove many species to...

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a type of Italian pasta dish prepared with fettuccine tossed in emulsified butter and Parmesan cheese, with flavour from cream and pan-fried chicken breast. Many years ago I posted an Alfredo recipe which is made with seafood then one person commented on its history and claimed...

Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake is a deconstructed sushi roll baked in a casserole made with similar components found in the usual sushi like sushi rice, salmon, crab sticks, tobiko, avocado and/or cream cheese. Usually eaten scooping a slice and placing it on a small nori sheet. I love the original sushi hence...

Asian Wok Yum Cha (Henderson, Waitakere, New Zealand)

Isn’t it nice when you discover something new that you like? Asian Wok Yum Cha was one of those discoveries and it happened to be just an accident. We were actually planning to dine in on Shanghai Street but as we were looking for a parking spot, we realized there...

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque Burnt Cheesecake is a crustless cheesecake made with just egg, cream, cream cheese, sugar and a bit of flour which is baked on high heat resulting to caramelization of top, cracking and burning of edges. I love cheesecakes and I made a lot of them in the past, in...

11 Delicious Leftover Lechon Recipes

Holiday Season, for Filipinos this means a lot of eating, at home, from friend invites and other parties hosted everywhere. Usually these periods one of the main dishes served are Lechon as it symbolises the bond between families and friends, it also symbolizes prosperity and the joyfulness of gatherings. A...

Hopia Ube Dice

Hopia Ube Dice is a type of Filipino Bakpia filled with purple yam called ube then shaped into dice, usually cooked in a lightly greased flat pan over stove top. Hopia is one of the favourite snacks in the Philippines where traditionally it is made with flaky pastry filled with...

Sizzling Tofu

Sizzling Tofu is a Filipino dish of twice cooked tofu, first by pan frying or deep frying then seasoned with oyster sauce and chillies, tossed in mayonnaise before it is served on a sizzling hot plate with freshly chopped onions. Another tofu dish but don’t worry, the tofu recipes I...

Oktales Virtual Beer Tasting

Events now a days are held differently, no more large crowds, no socializing, no freebies and no food service since everything is done virtually, so most of them will be BYO. The last proper event I joined was not a Tech Event but a food event and it was the...