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That Good Old Fashioned Home Cooking But Better, Sangkap Filipino Restaurant By: Chef Raymar Reyes

I terribly miss my Pappi's home cooked meal. If you were one of my regular readers, seeing "Pappi" on almost all of my food post is normal. He became my standard in everything about food and recipes. If a dish even comes close to his recipes I'm super happy and teary at the same time! 

I grew up with his "pintaserong panlasa" that's why I'm feeling so much pressure whenever I was about to cook. There's this one time I cooked spaghetti to surprise him. "Ah, spaghetti I can do this!"But suddenly he gets mad! because  he saw me adding water to the spaghetti sauce. As in galit na galit sya. Bat ko daw nilalagyan, sinayang ko lang daw. Naiiyak ako na ewan but later on he explained that in cooking it's about quality, not quantity. Ohaaaa, mga words of wisdom ni Pappi na ngayon ko lang naintindihan :P kasi nga naman gusto ko madaming sauce but yun nga, the taste is malabnaw :P 

Today, our home specially on our dining table isn't the same as it was before. As Pappi migrated to heaven, di na kami nakakain ng matino for walang nagmana ng cooking skills nya. Tama nga ang madalas nyang sinasabi na "Magaling lang kaming kumain" hahahaha

Kaya the moment I chanced upon SANGKAP by Chef Raymar Reyes I felt a little excited. And as get to try their Cebu Lechon Belly Sinigang, ay wow! Even now, I'm still craving for it.

Chef Raymar Reyes’ unique twists to the Philippines’ best cuisine allows one to have a taste of home with every juicy bite. The restaurant offers your favorite local dishes like Kare-Kare, Kilawin, and Kaldereta, but Chef Raymar ups the ante by placing the spotlight on the tastes of the different regions in the country.

Imagine sinking your teeth into the flavors of Batanes, Pampanga, Zamboanga - or maybe having a sip of Cebu, Ilocos or Iloilo. Whether or not you’re familiar with these places, Sangkap makes sure to marry comfort and adventure when they land on your taste buds. “People who like the classic and experimental, I believe both of them will enjoy [these],” remarks the chef. 

The Food

Lychee Fruit Shake
Pate' ng Adobong Manok at Toast P210.00

Tinumok P300.00 - P470.00

Ivatan Kilawin P290.00

Chicken Inasal sa Gata P290.00 - P500.00

Cebu Lechon Belly Sinigang P350.00 - P520.00

Humba P300.00 - P490.00

Sangkap Fried Rice P270.00

TriColor Spring Roll with Vanilla IceCream P220.00

Customers are served comfort food, reminiscent of home but at the same time mixed with the subtle thrill of trying something new. One of their specialties is the Cebu Lechon Sinigang -- the perfect combination of two all-time Filipino favorites. With just the right tang of tamarind and the hearty savor of Lechon, it’s enough to wash away fatigue from your weary bones.

My Top 5 Sangkap Food Pick
Cebu Lechon Belly Sinigang - A fruity flavourful Sinigang that I super like!
Ivatan Kilawin - Perfectly seasoned, with just the right spiciness that I love and so yummy!
Lychee Fruit Shake - I just love lychee and this is quite tasty
TriColor Spring Roll - Hot and Cold Dessert in one plate
Pate' ng Adobong Manok at Toast - Liver spread at it's finest and fab form.

So when you’re in the mood to travel, but the familiarity of home is too soothing to resist, bring home your taste-buds to Sangkap and taste adventure on a plate.

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant is located in Portico, Captain Javier Street, Oranbo, Pasig City. Follow SangkapPH on Facebook and Instagram to get a better taste of what they're serving!

Sangkap by Chef Raymar Reyes

Taste the Newest Asian Fusion at SASA Asian Cuisine

Enjoy a gastronomical blend of Asia’s best all the way from Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia, made even better with a Filipino twist by Chef Raymar and his team.

Foodies, Rejoice! For we can now enjoy the Asian Fusion Cuisine at SASA Asian Cuisine located at fab Estancia Mall in Capital Commons. It's a food venture of TMG The Menu Group together with 3 other restaurants established in 2015. This group of passionate, young restaurateurs has successfully opened up their ventures in popular up-and-coming spots in Ortigas and Mandaluyong.

The Menu


Dishes like the Crispy Pork Belly in Tamarind Glaze combine the Filipino’s love of crunch and savory pork with the exotic tang of tamarind to create an entirely new flavor experience. Their Braised Beef with Cheddar is an interesting spin on the classic Asian dish, combining the familiar and utterly addicting taste of American cheddar with the tender and rich flavor of the beef. 

For a lighter fare, Japanese favorites like Tempura also get that Sasa spin as it is cooked with freshly made Mapo Tofu. For seafood lovers, marvel at the unique flavor of their Asahi Prawns dish—prawns soaked in Asahi beer and sautéed in clam sauce.

The Food

Shrimp and Chicken Laksa P290

Black Pepper Prawns P360.00 - P600.00

Crispy Pork Belly with Tamarind Glaze P280.00 - P450.00

Fried Yasai Itame P350.00
Crispy Lamb Patatim P700.00
Soy Chicken P380.00 - P700.00

Chicken Chorizo Rice P170.00 - P310.00

Mango Sticky Rice P220.00

Fresh Green Mango Shake

Watermelon Shake

My Top 5 SASA Favorites
The Green Mango Shake - That is refreshingly delicious
Mango Sticky Rice - That I think is good for sharing but this time, it's all mine.
Soy Chicken - One of the best soy chicken experience ever
Fried Yasai Itame - A deconstructed lumpiang gulay for me!
and their Ice Cream is mind blowing! Something that I did not expect, EVER!

With a vast array of Asian-inspired culinary choices, Sasa’s bold and original take on the best of Asia’s flavors definitely stands out. Each dish feels homey and familiar, thanks to its Filipino-inspired roots, but is also a refreshing, new experience on its own, masterfully combining unique and notable Asian-inspired flavors into the mix.

Experience a new take on Asian flavors at Sasa Asian Cuisine, now open in the Lower Ground, South Wing side at the Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City. Follow SasaCuisine on Facebook and Instagram for a closer look!

SASA Asian Cuisine

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