You know those awkward icebreakers where you have to introduce yourself and sometimes you have to state a fun fact? Yeah, I hate those too. Luckily, I finally have a fun fact about myself.
Fun Fact: I am a foodie!
Like actually. I have a growing Instagram that’s dedicated to all things cheesy, yummy, crispy, and sweet. I like to call it my food photo diary 😛
To be honest, this blog post could basically be all about my love for food and how I can go on and on and on about how yummy things are. I can just ramble all about food!!! If you haven’t already, check out my Instagram food diary, Sarap Trip!
Honestly, Sarap Trip was made on a whim. I used to take so many pictures of food. I had a whole folder dedicated to my food runs actually. It was getting to the point where I didn’t have storage for anything! Whenever I would try to use my Camera app, it always said I ran out of storage. Looking back, I had so many food pix that just lingered on my library. I needed to do something about it.
Our generation is obsessed with documenting our Sunday brunches, drunk food runs, date nights, and meal preps. It’s such a millennial thing to do!
One night I went out to Tacos El Gordo with a few friends after watching a movie. It was pretty late and tacos sounded so bomb at the moment. I mean, you can’t pass up a food run to Tacos El Gordo. You really can’t. It’s honestly the GOAT. Anyways, me being such a social media maven, I had to take a picture of my yummy tacos.
Anyways, a few hours later, Tacos El Gordo comments and asks if they can use it for their own feed. Oooh boy, I was so flattered. I got into the shower and had the thought that “What if I made a food Instagram to document all the food I eat? What I started taking up food photography? What if I got free food?” You know, sometimes shower thoughts are the best thoughts. And so, Sarap Trip was born! I love the foodie community and how supportive it is. It has allowed me to connect with others across the state all because of the love of food. Thank you Tacos El Gordo for the motivation.
Sarap Trip started due to the love for all things masarap! “Masarap” is the Filipino word for yummy, delicious, scrumptious, appetizing — you get the deal. I wanted to create a platform for me to share my adventures with food. With the drive to explore and try new things, Sarap Trip is my side project along with this blog. With my culture being a big part of my identity, I knew I wanted to pay homage to my roots. I grew up eating homemade Filipino food prepared by my grandma, her being the one who helped me develop my favorite tastes. Sarap Trip is my little way of sharing my thoughts on all things food!
Join the trip here! Where are some of your favorite restaurants? Let’s chat.
Happy Sarap Trip Saturday!