If you ever been to a German restaurant you must have heard or tried the famous Pork Knuckle. Similarly you cannot miss this dish from a Filipino restaurant! I was learnt that the Western greatly influenced the Filipino Cuisine not to forget they underwent the Colonial Era and these foreigners then deeply shaped the recipe as we can see / taste today.
Big Fish and I decided to dine at Masarap, the famous Pinoy restaurant in Sabah. I am quite confident that they are serving the original taste without alteration to the locals favour because: First, we are geographically close to Philippines so there is no problem in getting the ingredient, furthermore we share some commonness in term of herbs or spices we use; Second, there are a lots of Pinoy here so they are the best people to evaluate a Filipino restaurant.
Masarap, the taste from the Philippines
Do you know that pork in Tagalog is Baboy? Almost sound like Babi, hehe
Valenciana Seafood (RM15, small)
With mussel, prawn and the Philippine's special pork sausage, the Longganisa.
Lechon Kawali (RN12, small)
This is actually deep fried crispy pork, dip with special sauce -- the Mang Thomas Sauce, something very native to the Spanish community I believe.
Sinigang Na Nipon (RM12)
This is the equivalent to the Thailand's Tom Yum Gong. It taste sour and a bit spicy.
I would said that this soup give a unique aroma, which I believe is due to the horseradish.
BigFish & I
FOODIOT'S POINT: 80%
10.30am - 10.30pm
Block B, Lot 13, Lintas Square,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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