Sometimes all you want to do during the rainy season is curl up in bed and enjoy the weather. Make yourself a hearty soup-based Filipino dish to help you break out of that slump. The warmth it brings will invigorate you while simultaneously providing comfort.
A bowl of this creamy macaroni soup takes us back to our childhood days. Every family has its own take of this simple recipe which typically consists of evaporated milk, diced vegetables, elbow macaroni, and meat. Most use shredded chicken, but it’s not uncommon to use sliced hotdogs in place of this.
Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can’t wrong with this rice porridge dish. It’s budget-friendly, easy to make, and can be served with boiled egg, chicken, beef, or crispy tofu. Amp up the flavor with your preferred added toppings and seasonings.
There are many versions of this classic Filipino dish that’s characterized by sour soup. Traditional recipes call for sampalok or tamarind, but you could also buy sinigang mix for convenience. Other ingredients used include fish, pork, or shrimp, and vegetables like okra, kangkong, and gabi.
The Nilaga might not get as much praise as the bulalo, but it still has a very flavorful broth. They’re both a beef stew with a variety of vegetables thrown in, except the bulalo uses beef shanks with bone marrow. It also takes less time to cook this, making it ideal for a simple dinner at home.
Ask anyone where to get the best Lomi and they’ll point you to Batangas. Depending on the recipe, the egg noodle soup can be topped with as many ingredients as you want. It’s packed with Pinoy flavors and will keep you full for hours.
If the weather’s got you down, it’s time to make these delicious recipes. Nothing’s more comforting than slurping on your favorite Filipino soup dish on a rainy day.