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

22 New “Tipid” Recipe for your Baon

Baon – (noun) Packed food taken to school, work, or on a journey. In the Philippines preparing “baon” for your kids or for you to bring in the office is one of the tasks that parents have to deal with on a day to day basis, an activity born out...

Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We came here only for one thing, their beers! Brothers beer in City Work Depot have an amazing collection of beers hence this was the choice for today to unwind after a long day’s work. I had never been to a bar for ages, thanks to COVID, I got stuck...

Peanut Tikoy Rolls

Peanut Tikoy Roll is a Filipino Chinese rice cake prepared with sweetened steamed glutinous rice filled with peanut butter and coated with ground peanuts. Tikoy Rolls is a sticky rice cake popular in the Philippines, especially in locations where there are Filipino Chinese communities. It is nearly similar to mochi...

Crispy Buttered Chicken

Crispy Buttered Chicken is a popular chicken dish in Binondo Philippines where seasoned and lightly coated chicken is deep fried then coated with melted butter. If you are looking for Butter Chicken then you’re in the wrong page, if you are seriously after that then visit our recipe here but...

정담 Jung Dam (North Shore City, New Zealand)

One of our recent accidental discoveries was this Korean restaurant called Jung Dam, located in Wairau Valley just beside the Laundromat near Burger King. It was an unplanned visit because during that time we were planning to dine in on one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in North Shore, Naritas...

Ginisang Bagoong

Ginisang Bagoong is a Filipino condiment or side dish prepared with fermented minute shrimps sautéed in garlic and onions then cooked with sugar and chillies. Bagoong is such an important ingredient in the Philippines, this pungent smelling salty fermented minute shrimps are an essential ingredient to many of our popular...

Sneaky Snacky (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

In the age where MSG is stigmatised, where most restaurants place a label outside their premises that says “We don’t use MSG“, there is one place here in Auckland that is adverting this boldly on their menu board, these are the brave guys in Sneaky Snaky. For me I don’t...

Morisqueta Tostada

Morisqueta Tostada is a very old Filipino recipe that is a type of fried rice, it is prepared with leftover cooked rice stir fried with eggs, Chinese sausage, ham, shrimps, and spring onions. During the old days when the Spaniards rule the Philippine soil the locals specially in Cebu refer...

Gule Magalang

Gule Magalang is a Filipino dish made with tropical vegetables usually planted in backyards, vegetables like squash, squash flowers, chayote, chayote tops and luffa mixed with shrimps and flaked fried fish. According to my reliable source this Kapampangan dish of Gule Magalang or Gulay Magalang has been served and cooked...

Duck Duck Goose (North Shore City, New Zealand)

We have been busy working our ass out renovating our old place, it’s quite something new to me since I usually sit by my quiet desk doing office work eight hours a day, five times a week. It’s totally opposite of office work, where you have to stretch your muscles...