Sunday 6 January 2019

Sarap Filipino BBQ & Lechon's 3 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Sarap is bringing Filipino food to The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho for the first three months of 2019, with a Tuesday - Saturday pop-up.  Serving lunchtmes and evenings on Tuesday to Friday, and from 2pm - 9pm on Saturday, expect some amazing dishes, including lechon - BBQ pork belly - and smal plates to share.  Such a treat for people who work in Soho!

"Sarap Filipino Barbeque and Lechon, which has been trading at Coffee Is My Cup Of Tea in Dalston this winter, will take on a new central London residency in the new year. The current pop-up will end on 22 December 2018.
Ferdinand — ‘Budgie’ — Montoya, the chef-founder of Sarap will arrive at The Sun and 13 Cantons on Beak Street in Soho from January, where he and the Sarap team will be in situ for three months. It is a venue that has served other pop-up ventures well, with Darjeeling Express and soon-to-be Chef’s Table star, Asma Khan, the most well-known past resident at the pub.
Montoya told Eater that Sarap will maintain the current format of small and large sharing plates, and add some extra dessert options. “We now have the luxury of all day access to a kitchen which will allow us to be more creative and adventurous with our food offerings,” he said. “Our lunch menu will revolve around rice plates incorporating some of our regular dishes such as the best-selling lechon liempo and in-house pickles.”
The lechon — Filipino slow-roasted pork belly — with thin, brittle crackling is the dish Montoya wants to push more than any other. The slow cooking at a low temperature ensures that the pig skin does not puff up in the way it does (more often than not) in the British roasted version. It is served with a mound of pickled carrot and daikon, coconut vinegar seasoned with bird’s eye chilli; and a version of the Filipino “all purpose” barbecue sauce — a pork liver, all spice berry, vinegar, and sugar condiment, which serves as the perfect foil to the pork itself.
Elsewhere on the menu, there’s Filipino fried chicken, grilled pork skewers, and kinilaw — citrus-marinated market fish, with alliums and chilli, similar to ceviche."

When - Tuesday 15th January 2019 for 3 months
Tues - Sat
Tues - Fri - 12 noon - 3pm, then 5pm - 10pm
Sat - 2pm - 9pm

Where - The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney St, W1F 9NG

Reservations - via the pub’s website:


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Link 1 - Sarap on Instagram
Link 2 - The Sun & 13 Cantons
Link 3 - Article on Eater London

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