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Pollo Loco Chicken

Pollo Loco Chicken


The first time I had this was back in the Philippines in SM Megamall, I still remember how it caught my attention because the image of flame grilled vibrant yellow coloured chicken in front of their restaurant is still vivid in my memories. Grilling chicken shown on display in their establishment is such a good … Continue reading

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Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla


Quesadilla is a popular Mexican turnover dish filled mainly with cheese together with other ingredients such as chicken, beef mince, beans, vegetables and/or chillies. This ingredients are then placed in either corn or flour tortilla where it is folded in half, cooked either by pan frying, grilling, baking or deep frying (quesadillas fritas) then sliced … Continue reading

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos


Tacos, mmmmm what’s not to like in this Mexican treat. A popular dish which uses meat as its main ingredient, but going back to its roots the original one dates even before the arrival of Europeans in Mexico, it was the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico who created … Continue reading

Mexican Cafe (Auckland, New Zealand)

Mexican Cafe (Auckland, New Zealand)


Of all the establishments I featured here at Ang Sarap there is only one place as of this date that I had visited more than three times and it is this Mexican restaurant called Mexican Cafe right in the middle of Auckland CBD. Visiting more than three times means one thing, they offer good food … Continue reading

Chicken Chipotle Burger

Chicken Chipotle Burger


  This burgers are a good alternative to your usual beef burgers as this uses chicken dressed in creamy chipotle sauce which gives this dish a different dimension in terms of taste. If you love things spicy then this is for you, a simple chicken burger with tomatoes, cheese and chopped lettuce infused by smoked … Continue reading

Pork Carnitas Pita Pockets

Pork Carnitas Pita Pockets


Another great idea for using freshly made or leftover pork roast are these Mexican treats called carnitas. Carnitas is a Mexican dish made out of heavily marbled cuts pork which is slowly braised or roasted in long periods yielding a very tender meat. The word carnitas when translated means “little meats” and it describes the … Continue reading

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding


Bread pudding is a dessert or snack item made out of stale bread mixed with milk, eggs, spices and dried fruits. A popular dish in several European countries like France, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium as well as Latin and South American countries such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Argentina. There is no rule in what … Continue reading

Nachos

Nachos


Nachos as most of us know is a popular Tex-Mex (Texas – Mexican) food which can classified as a snack, appetizer or even a full dish and it is defined by the ingredients you put in.  The original and the most simplest one is just made out of just nacho chips, cheese sauce and chillies … Continue reading

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup


For today we will be using a very useful Mexican ingredient which is the Tortilla.  Tortilla or “little cake” in English can be classified in two types one is the Mexican variant where it is in form of a flatbread made out of corn or wheat and the less popular Spanish variant where it is … Continue reading

Skinless Longaniza

Skinless Longaniza


Longaniza is a type of Spanish sausage popular in countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Spain, this sausage is nearly similar to chorizo but each country mentioned prepares it differently according to available local ingredients. Longaniza can also be prepared with different types of meat unlike chorizo; some popular alternatives are Chicken, … Continue reading

Fajita

Fajita


Fajita is a Mexican dish made out of grilled skirt steak, peppers and onions served with flour or corn tortilla. The name came from the Spanish word “faja” means belt and “fajita” means small belt which somehow describes the meat part where this dish is made of, the skirt steak a part of beef that … Continue reading

Pipian

Pipian


Pipian is a type of Mexican sauce made out of either roasted almonds or pumpkin seeds, traditionally served with chicken roast and enchiladas. A very old recipe which dates back to the Aztecs, the first account of this recipe was when it was mentioned by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún’s in “Historia General de las Cosas … Continue reading

Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos


Tacos is a Mexican dish which is made out of corn or wheat tortilla served with a variety of fillings like beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. Usually eaten by hand and often accompanied by a variety of garnishes such as tomatoes, cilantro, avocadoes, lettuce and onions. Taco is one of the oldest dishes in Mexico; … Continue reading

Chimichanga

Chimichanga


Chimichanga is a type of burrito which is deep fried, a popular dish in the US South West as well as some parts in Mexico. Usually this dish is prepared similar to burrito where flour tortilla is filled with ingredients like beans, rice, cheese and meats like beef and chicken, it is then tightly sealed … Continue reading