Just a taste of Sapore, is all you need!

Sapore, which means ‘taste’ in Italian is definitely our flavour of the month.

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Parmigiano-Reggiano (background) & Bagos (foreground) – Bagos is seasonal and by special order only 

Italian and Spanish cuisine that will excite your tastebuds and keep you hankering for more..

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Tuscany Lardo – compressed pork fat, marinaded for 2 months with rock salt, sage and black pepper

This is the place to visit for Lardo, that silky smooth cured pork back fat, Nduja a spicy spread of pork minced with peperoncino chilly or even slivers of tantalizing Jamon Iberico. Where numerous exotic tapas paired with rustic wines will keep you lingering at the lunch table for hours. Look out for Tripes, Beef Tendons and Octopus to name a few.


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Spreading the love, with Nduja! A cured spicy spreadable salumi originally from Calabria – seasonal therefore not always available

Chef Fabio Ruggiero who hails form Bari, the capital city of southern Italy’s Puglia region, is the man behind this restaurant. Apart from the regular items on the menu, there are also off the beaten track items such as the Nduja and Bagos that are seasonal and not always available – I always prefer to ask the ‘experts’ to recommend the top items to eat, not on the menu. Isn’t it just more exciting that way?;)

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Clockwise : Octopus Salad with Potato & Celery; Trippa, Beef Stewed Tripes (stewed for 3 hours), Tomatoes; Beef tendons, Red Onion, Vinaigrette

This was like my dream tapas selection! Offal and more.. Not so much for @tummyleejones but I ate his share, gladly 😛

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aglio olio spaghetti with white anchovies, breadcrumbs and pecorino cheese and baby cherry tomatoes. 

Kill me now. The best white anchovies ever. And talk about carbo loading before my 30KM run. What’s there not to love about aglio olio cooked al dente?

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Brunch is also a real thing at Sapore. 

Solferino Breakfast serves Salsicion Spanish, Cotto ham, Parma Ham, Manchego Cheese, Pickled vegetable , Salad & Toasted Bread.

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Eggs! Can’t go wrong with eggs, and just check out the deep yellow of them yolks…

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Bottom left : Rigatoni Rosticciana, Tapas, Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano & Nduja

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Rigatoni Rosticciana… Tube Pasta & Stewed Iberico Pork Ribs, Tomatoes 

Iberico is definitely the rolls royce of pig. Lush beyond words.

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Sunrise Breakfast -if weekend breakfasts are your thing, read on.. 

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Pig out on 3 Organic Eggs with Choice of Scramble or Sunny-side up, served with Roasted Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Roasted Potato, Mushrooms, Toasted Bread, Choice of Bacon, Pork Sausage or Chicken Sausage

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Aurora Breakfast  – Marinated, Smoked, Black Peppered Herring with Roasted Potato , 2 Poached Eggs & Fresh Salad

Again, I was crazy about the Herring but perhaps too salty and strong tasting for some.

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Gin tonic cocktails and the Old Fashioned. Both were a bit watered down for our liking. We prefer our cocktails strong.

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Tiramisu and Creme Brulee… not that we had any more space for dessert, but still, we kept on going.

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Sapore is definitely a must visit for Tapas and other Southern Italian delectables. Always happy to meet up with my favourite chefs.. afterall, they do such a good job of feeding me 😛

Add:
Sapore,
18, Persiaran Ampang,
Desa Pahlawan, Ampang,
Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri: 2pm – 11:30pm
Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 10am – 11:30pm
Tel: +603-42666362

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