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

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder

If you are looking to make a very simple comfort meal, then look no further as this Bacon Potato Corn Chowder might be your answer. A simple soup that start with a sauté of garlic and shallot then cooked with fresh corn kernels and potatoes on a broth infused with...

Vapiano (Brisbane, Australia)

It’s a German brand serving Italian dishes in Australia and here I am a Filipino living in New Zealand trying them, Globalization. Vapiano is nothing new to me in fact my first encounter with this was in Berlin and I really liked the concept, in fact several concepts where most...

Pinakufu

If you visited Tuguegarao City then most probably you have tried our rice cake today as it is quite popular with the Ybanags, and if you had tried it you most probably had it with Sinanta, a type of noodle dish popular in the said region. It’s like mami and...

The Kimchi Project (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Korean Fusion is quite new to me, in fact if I am not mistaken this is restaurant that we are reviewing today is one of the first Korean Fusion ever tried, while I have tried dished infused with Kimchi this place offers more than that and it is quite surprising,...

Spiced Grilled Fish

It’s still cold here in New Zealand but there is no stopping me to grill a good piece of fish fillet, for you in the Northern Hemisphere there are no excuses as its still considered summer and this dish is perfect for that time of the year especially when you...

Batangas Lomi

If pizza has meat lovers then Lomi has its own version of meat lovers too, and this is it, the Batangas Lomi. If you think that is too much to handle then let me say that my version is quite toned down compared to others, and I like it that...

Top 9 Communal Dining Ideas

I was inspired to write this list after my colleagues told me that Boodle Fight was quite a good idea for dining as it was quite interactive at the same time brings everyone together in a dining table in a very personal manner, meaning more interaction with everyone. Some of...

Poke Bowl

Poke is a Hawaiian word that means “to slice” or “cut crosswise into pieces” and that’s what exactly this dish is, a Hawaiian traditional dish prepared with seafood such as aku (an oily tuna) and heʻe (octopus) that is cut into small pieces then served with condiments such as slat,...

Ramen Do (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Ohhh Ramen, I can’t get enough of this one. It’s one of the best comfort meals ever made. In my whole existence I had tried many ramens already even the ones in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. The real Japanese ones was so good, they really take their broth so seriously...

Gochujang Eggplant and Pork

Another freestyle recipe this time its inspired by many East Asian cuisines. Several weeks ago, we bought this Gochujang as my daughter was craving for some Tteokbokki, and like many of our ingredients in the pantry they tend to be one off use hence we have this freestyle series so...