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