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

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Kulambo

Kulambo is a type of netting placed on top and around your bed to ward of mosquitoes at night and have a good night sleep and I don’t know why our rice cake for today is named like such. Kulambo is a type of rice cake popular in Pangasinan, basically...

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Deep Fried Crispy Chicken Knee

Some call them chicken knee, some call it soft bones, some chicken cartilage but yes you had seen it right, it’s that part of the chicken in between the joints of the chicken drumstick and thigh, hence technically that is the knee and yes, we eat them and it is...

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Corporate Bunny Diners (Auckland, New Zealand)

Back in the Philippines catering is quite affordable and easy as there are a lot of small players who do this for a living. Here in Auckland its quite different as there are only few options and some are quite pricey. This is the first time I will be reviewing...

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Di San Xian (Fried Potato, Eggplant and Pepper in Garlic Sauce 地三鲜)

Di San Xian is a very popular Shandong dish prepared with of stir-fried eggplant, potatoes, and peppers. The name 地三鲜 roughly translates to “Three Earthly Bounties” which is its main ingredients. The first time I had this was just recently at this restaurant in Corinthian Drive called Lotus Garden, ordered...

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Spice Alley (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Looking for some good Thai fusion in Auckland CBD? If yes then head over to Spice Alley in Sky City and you will be in for a treat. This place is quite new, the last time I ate here it was still a dim sum place, now it totally transformed...

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Kandingga

If you like bopis and Bicol express then dish is for you, a dish where these two dishes collide and create a wonderful concoction called Kanding-ga. Kanding-ga is the Bicolano’s way of preparing bopis, made with pork offal such as heart, lungs, spleen and other offal cooked in vinegar and...

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Abra Miki

Like the song Hey Mickey this dish will blow your mind, while it may look complicated, this dish like any Filipino dish is created out of necessity to nourish hence its easy preparation. With a simple sauté of the usual garlic and onions, add heaps of chicken and pork bones...

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Snowplanet (Silverdale, New Zealand)

Snowplanet is a popular destination in Auckland for those who wants to enjoy winter sports without travelling to South Island’s snow-capped mountains, it is also popular with kids who wants to have fun times playing around artificial snow and bobsledding down its slopes. During the last couple of weekends that’s...

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Masikoy

Palitaw as most Filipino’s know it is a simple rice cake or what Filipinos called “kakanin” prepared with glutinous rice flour with a bit of water to make into a flat dough then cooked in boiling water until it floats, coated with sugar, coconut and toasted sesame seeds. Masikoy on...

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The Blue Breeze Inn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Perhaps this is one of the best, if not the best Asian fusion restaurant in Auckland, great set of menu which consists of mouth-watering dishes mostly fused with the Chinese cuisine. We were here a couple of months ago and had a great time, I got to pass by this...