Story & photos by Cesar Cruz Jr.
The daily bump-and-grind has ways of wearing anyone down to the bone. It would be nice to hunker down in the security of your home and have a sip of your lola’s sinigang. Sangkap Filipino Restaurant offers just that experience.
Chef Raymar Reyes’s unique twists to the Philippines’s 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 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],” the chef remarked.
Customers are served comfort food, reminiscent of home but, at the same time, mixed with the subtle thrill of trying something new. One of its 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.
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.
The Menu Group, established in 2015, is the brains and brawn behind Sangkap and three other restaurants—Sasa, Splice and Sobremesa, all featuring exciting cuisines that cater to a variety of markets. This group of passionate, young restaurateurs has successfully opened up their ventures in popular up-and-coming spots in Ortigas and Mandaluyong.
Sangkap Filipino Restaurant is in Portico, Captain Javier Street, Oranbo, Pasig City. Follow SangkapPH on Facebook and Instagram to get a better taste of what it is serving.