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

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Haru No Yume (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I guess most of you would know Auckland is a little big city, its small in population and big at heart. Having said that we have a lot of things that most metropolitan city has but it may be only one or a couple of each. To give some perspective...

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Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon sa Pinya

Sinigang na Ulo is one of my favourite dishes, it is definitely on my top 10. Back in the Philippines there was this restaurant I always dine in where their specialty are fish head sinigang offered in different fishes, like tuna, grouper and snapper. The flavours and texture are amazing,...

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Shoya (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Good ramen is hard in Auckland specially if you had tried the real thing in Japan, though I had tried several ones there are few who can deliver the real taste and texture, one of those who can deliver is this small place in Upper Queen Street in Auckland called...

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Kababayan

In Philippines not everyone owns an oven, in fact oven ownership is so low bakeries called panaderia are very popular, every village corner will have it and it is busy specially during the mornings and in the afternoon due to breakfast pandesals and merienda. In where I grew up in...

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Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog

Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog is a Filipino dish of stir fried bitter gourd, tomatoes and egg usually served as breakfast or as a side dish. Simple vegetable recipes like this are a comfort meal to a majority of the Filipinos who are out of their teenager years. I too never...

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Vero Waterpark Function Centre (Manukau City, New Zealand)

Several weeks ago, we had our team building at Vero Waterpark, if you don’t know what this is most probably you will remember it through some Facebook videos that went viral last year about a man made white water rafting park. It is a popular venue in New Zealand to...

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Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry

Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry is a simple dish of stir fried broccolini and shiitake mushrooms in garlic and shallots seasoned with soy sauce, it may sound simple but this packs a lot of flavour, from the nutty broccolini, earthy shiitake and savoury soy sauce it has the most important taste...

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Krispy Kreme (Manukau City, New Zealand)

New Zealand was long due to have a Krispy Kreme store, it was quite so overdue it created such a huge hype and on its opening day (28 February 2018) tons of people queued even some for 36 hours before its launch. It’s like an iPhone launch where people camped...

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Smothered Cabbage with Bacon

Do you experience the same problem as I do when I buy a whole head of cabbage where you only use a part of it and the remaining stays in the fridge until it wilts? What do you do with it? Cabbage usually is an add on ingredient on a...

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Maple, Bacon and Sesame Chicken

Making a great chicken dish is not all about fried chicken, there are many ways to make something amazing out of that humble chicken leg, take our recipe for today as an example. Bacon, maple and tender juicy chicken, its everything you can ask for, a nice sweet and savoury...