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Giapo (Auckland, New Zealand)

Giapo (Auckland, New Zealand)


Headlined as the most innovative and delicious ice cream in New Zealand backed with a guarantee that it’s the best ice cream you’ll ever taste this must be something really special. I first tried this when I was at a Tech Ed  conference this year here in Auckland, in one of the conference days it … Continue reading

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Must Try Food in New Zealand

Must Try Food in New Zealand


Last week we featured Philippines the country where I originally came from, this time we will be featuring New Zealand which is my current home. You might think that New Zealand does not have a lot of popular food items apart from Kiwi, Lamb and Beef but trust me there are a lot unique food … Continue reading

Miha Restaurant (Pauanui, New Zealand)

Miha Restaurant (Pauanui, New Zealand)


Several months ago I had this wonderful opportunity to stay at the Grand Mercure located at Pauanui Beach, Coromandel as we had our Annual Technology conference held there. One of the usual highlights during this events are the team building that happens the next day and the dinner on the first day. Last year we … Continue reading

Apple Cider Braised Pork

Apple Cider Braised Pork


Now let’s talk about Kiwi food, the first time I set foot here in New Zealand like any other migrant or tourist one of the first questions you will be asking is what are the best traditional Kiwi food items or recipes out there and where will I get them? To my surprise most of … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns


If you had noticed during the past days this week we were posting only either vegetables or seafood dishes that is because it is Holy Week. You might be wondering why? Well it is a practice in most of the Christian faith specially the Catholics that during these days everyone should abstain from eating meat … Continue reading

Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken


This is one of those recipes you see in supermarkets, I always grab one of those on my way out as I am adventurous towards food and want to try something new always. It was so interesting so I gave it a shot with some revisions. In the supermarket flyer it indicated to use a … Continue reading

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad


This salad week won’t be complete without a salad dish common here in New Zealand, the Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad. Sweet Potatoes or Kumara (what we call it here) is very abundant in New Zealand hence this root crop is commonly used in salad, accompaniment to roasts and replacement for chips. A very filling … Continue reading

Sunday Roast

Sunday Roast


Few more days before Christmas so I will do some themed post this week which is appropriate this season, roast pork. I guess everyone have the same issue when they prepare roast pork, the amount of leftovers. Most of us usually think what to do with them hence this next four days after this post … Continue reading

Minced Beef Pie

Minced Beef Pie


Minced beef pie is a type of a hand sized savoury pie made out of minced beef in a flaky pastry. Savoury meat pies like this are very popular here in New Zealand and in Australia and in fact it is sometimes regarded as a Kiwiana in New Zealand and in Australia it was described … Continue reading

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls


Sausage roll is a type of savoury pastry very popular here in New Zealand as well as Australia. Basically it is sausage meat wrapped in puff pastry then baked until golden brown.  Its origin is most probably British but a lot can debate that it might be the Greeks or Romans as there is no … Continue reading

Pavlova

Pavlova


Pavlova is a type of meringue dessert topped with cream along with different fruits such as kiwifruit, passionfruit and strawberries.  The base looks like a normal meringue but the similarity stops there as pavlovas are defined by it’s crispy shell and soft and moist marshmallow-like centre.  This dessert is a Kiwi creation attributed to a … Continue reading

Sake and Cheese Tasting

Sake and Cheese Tasting


I know this seems to be a weird and interesting combination but yes its true there is something like a cheese and sake tasting at least here in Auckland New Zealand. I also heard that this contrasting combination of East and West is gaining popularity across the globe so I consider myself to be lucky … Continue reading

Masterchef Challenge

Masterchef Challenge


Several weeks ago our office held a conference together with some team building activity in a beautiful location in Matakana, it was a good 2 day event where we had planned, brainstormed and most important of all have fun. The activities involved are some team building exercise where we solve several puzzles, do some archery, … Continue reading

Marinated Mussels

Marinated Mussels


Before the only mussel dish I know of was the Tinolang Tahong and Baked Tahong but when I set foot here in New Zealand I was introduced with this simple yet lovely appetizer called marinated mussels. It is a dish where mussels is marinated in a spice infused lemon and olive oil, served cold this … Continue reading

1010 Beer Tasting

1010 Beer Tasting


Yes, I know it’s early for this post and it’s not also recipe but don’t panic as we will have two posts for today: one is for this review and another for our food recipe post.  I already had several reviews before but I think this feature will be a mainstay at Ang Sarap apart from … Continue reading