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

Pancit Choca

Pancit Choca also known as Pancit Choco, Pancit ala Negra or Pancit Pusit is a noodle dish that originated from Cavite a province in Philippines. This noodle dish was originally known as Pancit Choca en su Tinta in Caviteño Chavacano which means “noodle with squid in its own ink”. This...

Inaslum

If the Ilocanos have the Dinengdeng, Mindanaoans have Law-uy, Visayans have the Utan then in Romblon they have Inaslum. Unlike most of the vegetable soup in the Philippines where there is a set ingredients for it to be called like such, Inaslum is the opposite, basically it’s just a soup...

Asahi Japanese Restaurant (Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand)

We came here on a lunch time as we have a community gathering near the location. First time trying out what Devonport has to offer, though we come here once in a while I think we never really chose this suburb as a dining spot. There were only two instances...

Asadong Matua

If you think of Asado, you will easily associate it with the filling of that siopao you ate last night, sweet and savoury but this type of Asado is not. Asadong Matua is so different with that normal ones, the only thing that remained was the cooking method where a...

El Sizzling Lomito - 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

El Sizzling Lomito – 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

We had been here before but that was for lunch so what I had tried was more of a taster rather than a full meal, as what I had before was just their best seller steak sandwich called Steak Lomito. Now we are here for the full meal at dinner...

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Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly is quite an old English dessert, this thing can be seen in cookbooks like this The New Family Receipt Book published in England as early as 1813. Original recipe is named as Coffee Cream and Coffee Jelly and in the book, it states the following methods. Boil an...

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Chao Fan

Don’t be confused with Chao Fan and Chow Fun because one is made with fried rice and another is made with rice noodles, we are making the fried rice today and not the noodles, just to be clear. Chao Fan or Chaofan is a popular dish in the Philippines it...

Boracay Garden - 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2

Boracay Garden – 2020 Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is my third review of this place, why? That’s what I will tell you in my story below. Boracay Garden in my personal opinion is the best authentic Filipino Restaurant in Auckland, take note of the authentic word, since there are also good Filipino restaurants out there but they...

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Kaleskes

If you had tried Pigar-Pigar right in the centre of Dagupan’s night street food scene in Galvan street then most probably you had been introduced to Kaleskes already. If not then let me introduce you to this dish, Kaleskes. Kaleskes is a Pangasinense term for intestine, as the name suggests...

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It was my first time here and I was wondering where was I hiding these past few years? I just wished I knew of this place long time ago as these guys prepare an amazing Italian Fare. I had been to Italy many times and this place reminds me of...