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

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Café BBQ Duck (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I would have never known this place if one of the owners (I think) have not been telling everyone who passed by their place that they offer free serving of soy sauce chicken for every two main dishes ordered from the menu. We got easily convinced as we were looking...

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Manuk Kiarehan

Manuk Kiarehan is a type of curry prepared with chicken, coconut milk, chillies, coriander and curry powder then infused with salted black beans, a dish found in Davao thus curry has a lot of similarities with its Malaysian and Indonesian flavours. Unlike the usual Filipino sweet sour salty notes this...

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Brisbane River Grill (Brisbane, Australia)

I use Brisbane Airport a lot and I had tried most of the restaurants in the departure lounge except for one, the Brisbane River Grill. Before every time I see this, I was never enticed as it looks like a normal pub, not in a negative way but it’s just...

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Chicken and Plantain Stew

Plantain in dishes are common in Latin American cuisine like Columbia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, it’s such an abundant crop they use it a lot in different dishes as well as desserts. Some examples are the Columbian Sopa de Patacón, the Ecuadorian Caldo de Bolas de Verde and the Dominican...

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Salted Egg Prawn

Nowadays you see a lot of Salted Egg used as a flavour on dishes, like crab, chicken, vegetables, waffles, even potato chips and French fries. It’s like the new bacon where you can put it in everything and it will taste even better, just the salty eggy, gritty texture is...

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P’Nut Noodle Bar (Brisbane, Australia)

Sometimes it’s not the food that attracts you to a restaurant, sometimes its what’s in the place that bring you in. Take this place as an example, the catchy Thai style street signs that are comedic like “Cabbages and Condoms”, “Massage” and “Love Shack” makes it an interesting place to...

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Sinantomas

A close cousin to Kaldereta this dish that originated in Quezon province is prepared with Pork spareribs slowly cooked in tomato sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce and a touch of cheese. I never came across this dish when I was in the Philippines but my dire search for unknown and...

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Mado Turkish Restaurant (Brisbane, Australia)

If you want to eat in a certain cuisines restaurant make sure it is filled with their locals as that ensures its authenticity. This is what Mado is, a place in South Bank filled with Middle Eastern patrons, and that’s what attracted us to eat at this place. While having...

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Moules à la Crème

The French really know how to use their cream properly, one great example is this dish a simple mussel dish cooked in white wine and finished with cream. It is a vibrant combination of ocean flavours on a creamy fruity stock. I had a try of the real thing the...

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Glazed Carrots

If you are looking for a simple side dish with your steak or grilled meat I guess nothing can go simpler than this, the glazed carrots, a dish of baby carrots cooked in butter and honey until tender and sugar starts caramelizing, with a hint of lemon juice it gives...