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

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Calandracas

Calandracas or Kalandrakas is a dish from Cavite that is nowadays prepared in many ways, the most common ones are using sotanghon noodles and another one uses pasta, cooked with either chicken, pork, beef and/or ham plus vegetables, potatoes and chickpeas, then seasoned with Patis Tanza. This soup is an...

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Beef Steak a La Crema

Do you love the traditional bistek but looking for something new? This recipe might be for you, similar to the bistek that you know where beef is studded with tons of onions but this time with a creamy edge and a touch of lemon, equally delicious but totally different flavour profile....

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Crunchy Fried Shrimps

This Crunchy Fried Shrimps is a nice beer match, a dish made with large shrimps in a slightly hot crispy batter with a hot creamy dip. A very simple dish to prepare and will not take more than 15 minutes to cook so you can enjoy a lot more of...

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Ensalada Cafe (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you live in Auckland and love bagnet then this is the place to be, these guys put bagnet in everything like Kare Kare and Pinakbet to name some. Of all the Filipino restaurants in Auckland I believe this is the newest one, located on K’Road it’s one of the...

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Duck Fat Potatoes

There are many ways for prepare a potato, fry them, steam them or bake them, while most of these are good I guess the best one is to cook them in duck fat. A popular rustic French side dish, this dish of floury potatoes twice cooked, par boiled then roasted...

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I Village Indian Kitchen & Bar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

When I first heard of this place I never knew what they offer or what they look like, I was not expecting much. The name just doesn’t make it for me, I feel it’s like an Apple product like iPhone, iPad, etc but after I paid this place a visit,...

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Saucy Pancit Canton

Saucy Pancit Canton is a type of stir fried noodle dish served with prawns, pork and vegetables on a bed of thick sauce. It lies somewhere between a normal Pancit Canton and Lomi where it’s not that soup nor it’s not that dry, it contains enough sauce just to bring...

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Nasing Marangle

Nasing Marangle is a beautiful concoction of bagoong fried rice, pinakbet and lechon kawali, a dish created by a Kapampangan restaurant called Apag Marangle. It’s an all in one meal where you have your rice, vegetables and meat, very nutritious and delicious. I saw this dish on Instagram and thought...

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Paasha Cafe and Mezze Bar (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I had been seeing this restaurant for quite a while, outer facade was not inviting as it looks like a normal eatery hence I never was interested in dining in until one time one of our friends served their food on a small gathering we had at their place. They...

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Inun-unan

Inun unan is a Filipino dish where fish and vegetables like okra, bitter gourd, eggplant and/or string beans are stewed on vinegar and spices. Similar to paksiw this Visayan version difference Inun unan is spiced primarily with ginger and only fish can be used, paksiw can be cooked with other...