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

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Adobong Tarlac

Nearly 2 years ago I posted an article about the many varieties of Adobo, I thought I would not discover any other adobo dish anymore but I was wrong in fact there are a lot more to discover and our post today is one of them. Adobong Tarlac is a...

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Examples of regional dishes in North France

Examples of regional dishes in North France Many dishes in the French cuisine are heavily influenced by the region they come from. France is a large country with rich traditions and history, which influence the cuisine. Some dishes might not be very popular, but they can be considered a speciality...

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Tinumis sa Sampaloc

In most parts of the Philippines there is dinuguan, in Nueva Ecija and Bulacan there is Tinumis. Tinumis is a dish prepared with cubed pork pieces sautéed in garlic, ginger, onions and tomatoes cooked with a souring agent like kamias, tamarind, tamarind flower and/or tamarind leaves, most of the time...

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Uncle Tetsu’s (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time now but every time I pass by their shop in Queen St the queue is enormously long, like the queues you see on a popular theme park ride on a school holiday weekend, queueing is not my thing and...

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Inabraw

I enjoyed a lot of my teenager years in Baguio City and I miss that place a lot specially the food, the cuisine of this region is one of my favourite regional cuisines in the Philippines as it showcases a lot of fresh indigenous vegetables and offal A place known...

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Taisan

Taisan, anybody who grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s would know this classic cake popularized by Goldilocks’, a very soft sponge loaf cake that has close similarities to mamon, usually sprinkled with sugar on top and sometimes with grated cheese. This type of food reminds me of my...

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Filipino Cuisine Cooking Methods

Philippine cuisine is quite simple once you understand how it work, it just looks complicated since if you combine the most basic cooking methods like boiling (nilaga), grilling (ihaw), roasting (lechon), frying (prito), blanch (banli) and steaming (halabos) with the cuisines primary protein sources like beef, pork, chicken and seafood...

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Shredded Pork with Mixed Vegetables

One of the fastest way to cook your stir fries is to make sure your ingredients are thinly sliced specially the meats, doing it this way makes your meat cook faster eventually making the whole cooking time lesser, but it has a down side because usually this suffers in preparation,...

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The Lula Inn Eatery and Drinkery (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

The last time I drank gin was when I was still in university, it was a perfect drink of choice during the days because it’s cheap and it contains a high alcohol content which means you can get drunk with the less amount of moolah at hand, we even mix...

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New Orleans Backbone Stew

I think I have been watching a lot of old series of Anthony Bourdains No Reservations, I listed a lot of dishes in there that I soon would either try or cook, the list is growing now but I manage to made some of it already. His love for pork...