A few months ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving Day weekend with the family in Tallahassee, Florida. A family member had mentioned that a Filipino restaurant had opened in the area and that we should try it out. We have had our disappointments before in trying out different Filipino restaurants around Florida. Many of them were very generic, to say the least. Eating at some of those places felt like being in a relationship that is not working out but you refuse to admit it and still try to make it work. Nevertheless, we still decided to try this new place out.
We were heading out of Tallahassee after checking out of the hotel. It was close to noon so we thought of grabbing some lunch before heading out. We remembered about the newly opened Filipino restaurant that someone had told us. We searched for it on the internet and found the address. We were still skeptic and really kept our expectations very low.
We arrived at Real Sarap and asked them first if we can dine outside with our dog. They said it was fine. Looking at the menu, there were just so many good dish to choose from. But since were still going to have to drive back to Tampa, we decided to keep our order small so we won’t have a food coma.
Real Sarap is a restaurant featuring Filipino Home-style Cooking. Sarap means delicious or tasty in Filipino / Tagalog. Saying delicious in Tagalog is masarap, and Real Sarap really lived up to its name. The food was delicious!
We ordered pork barbecue, pork adobo, and lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls). They were all delicious! But I love the pork barbecue the most. It was marinated well, which made the meat really tender and the flavor was spot on. The price of the food is not bad at all. It’s not cheap, but it’s not expensive either. We will definitely be eating there again when we visit Tallahassee in the near future.
Check out their menu: http://www.realsarap.com/menu
Real Sarap at Tallahasee, FL 11/25/18