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

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Sancocho

I still can’t believe that Anthony Bourdain is not with us anymore, he was one of my favourite Celebrity Chefs / TV Host and I learned a lot of new dishes from his two shows “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown“, which I religiously follow. I was so shocked when I...

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Butternut Squash and Green Bean Stir-Fry

Butternut Squash and Green Bean Stir-Fry is a simple dish of stir fried Butternut Squash and Green Beans seasoned with fermented shrimp paste, it’s a sure fire to tickle your palate. A dish of different textures and flavours, it can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish...

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Pho Bo with Oxtail and Tendons

Pho usually is prepared by meticulously simmering beef bones for a long time using like backbones and oxtails with some Asian spices and aromatics, then served with thin slices of raw beef. We barely see Pho served with the very bones it was made of, not that I am 100%...

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Jewel of Bombay (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is my go to Indian place if I am craving for curry during a lunchtime work day, I can’t count how many times I ate here, perhaps more than 20 times already. A small stall in middle Queen Street that seats I think around 10 people, sometimes we dine...

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Mutya Ng Cavite

Is it just me or does it also occur to you that this dish sounds like s beauty pageant winner? Mutya ng Pilipinas is a popular beauty pageant back in my home country, it showcases the best talents and beauty of the Philippines, similar to this dish where it showcases...

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How to Make Latik

Latik is an ingredient used mostly to garnish Filipino rice cakes like ube halaya, biko, maja blanca and sapin sapin prepared by simmering coconut milk until is reduced and separates into oil and fragrant curds. Latik in Visayas means differently and is usually referred to as the sweet syrup made...

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Café BBQ Duck (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I would have never known this place if one of the owners (I think) have not been telling everyone who passed by their place that they offer free serving of soy sauce chicken for every two main dishes ordered from the menu. We got easily convinced as we were looking...

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Manuk Kiarehan

Manuk Kiarehan is a type of curry prepared with chicken, coconut milk, chillies, coriander and curry powder then infused with salted black beans, a dish found in Davao thus curry has a lot of similarities with its Malaysian and Indonesian flavours. Unlike the usual Filipino sweet sour salty notes this...

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Brisbane River Grill (Brisbane, Australia)

I use Brisbane Airport a lot and I had tried most of the restaurants in the departure lounge except for one, the Brisbane River Grill. Before every time I see this, I was never enticed as it looks like a normal pub, not in a negative way but it’s just...

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Chicken and Plantain Stew

Plantain in dishes are common in Latin American cuisine like Columbia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, it’s such an abundant crop they use it a lot in different dishes as well as desserts. Some examples are the Columbian Sopa de Patacón, the Ecuadorian Caldo de Bolas de Verde and the Dominican...