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

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Meringue, Custard, Blueberry and Passionfruit

This dish was inspired by the one we ordered at Black Barn Bistro where we had a nearly similar dessert but made with mascarpone cream filled in an eggshell shaped meringue. We really liked that dessert, it is a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and creaminess on a plate hence...

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Bacon, Tomato and Mozarella Crostini

Are you looking for the perfect starter well look no further, this is it! Like the name suggests this is a type of crostini topped with melted mozzarella, bacon and tomatoes, a great way to start a meal specially if you have pasta for mains. Nearly tastes like pizza but...

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Mister D (Napier, New Zealand)

Let’s start by saying these guys have the best donuts I tried so far to this date, it’s just a masterpiece on its own, perfect size, perfect texture and flavour, even without the syringe that accompanies it I bet you this will be the best donuts you will ever try...

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Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

When I was in Hawaii I tried this Korean Style beef short ribs and when I got it my first impression is that, the ribs look tough as it was served in a perfectly shaped beef ribs that is cleanly sliced but once I sank my fork on it I...

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Mission Estate (Napier, New Zealand)

Established in 1851 Mission Estate is New Zealand’s oldest existing vineyard and it was established by the French Roman Catholic missionaries where they introduced many generations of wine making experience and a few precious vines from France. It does still look like it is still maintained by missionaries, when you...

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Waknatoy

Waknatoy or what they call the “Marikina Menudo” is a type of menudo that is prepared similarly but with additional ingredients like Vienna sausages and pickles. It’s a popular dish in Marikina and in fact it’s so common it is served in most household there like how other Filipinos serve...

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Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

If you think rice is just for Asians then you haven’t tried having risotto yet, it’s a concoction that has been prepared in Italy since the 1800’s. Risotto in general made with a special starchy creamy rice like Carnaroli, Arborio or Vialone Nano where it yields a texture somewhere between...

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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre (Havelock North, New Zealand)

If you are planning to visit Hawkes Bay then make sure you pass by Arataki Honey if you have time and if you haven’t added this to your itinerary yet, Why? First because its free, you can taste different types of honey, you learn about the whole process of honey...

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Pamplina

Some say Pamplina is like callos without the tripe, some say it is prepared with leftover meats from other simple soup dishes like nilaga or puchero then others say its cooked using inexpensive meat cuts but all I know is that this dish is one richly flavoured dish. From the...

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Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop (Havelock North, New Zealand)

Birdwoods Gallery in Havelock North is a popular art gallery in the region, they have tons of Stone Sculptures, Metal Sculptures and Decorative Arts in display and on sale. Most tourists visit this place because of this gallery but beside the gallery is another gem that needs to be mentioned,...