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

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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...

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Kushi (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Yes, it’s another Japanese restaurant, I just can’t get enough of it. The idea of sashimi and sushi easily makes me drool. This place today that we are featuring is a new discovery after I am looking for a mid-priced Japanese restaurant for my team at work, centrally located its...

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Ikan Bakar

Open food courts in Malaysia is a way of life, when we used to live there, there is no week that passed that we never dined in to one. It’s a great way to eat specially during dinners where everyone is tired and all you want to do at home...

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Tokyo Bay (North Shore City, New Zealand)

One of the best countries I ever visited was Japan, I will definitely come back their multiple times without getting tired of what I will be seeing. The culture, the scenery, the people and the food is simply Phenomenal, It’s just hard to compare it with other countries and its...

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Oxtail Ragu

This is one of those dishes that for me truly defines Italian home cooking, slowly braised cheap large cuts of meat (Southern Italian Region) or minced meat (Northern Italian Region) with vegetables and sometimes dried processed meats slowly simmered in a rich tomato sauce that can be either enjoyed with...