Comfort Foods For the Rainy Weather
With the cool, breezy and gloomy effects of the rainy season in the Philippines, everyone needs warmth, comfort and delighting meals that will pump you up on a lazy weather.
Here are some scrumptious comfort foods to keep you up on a gloomy day:
Goto is one of the top Filipino soup dishes during rainy days because of its yummy and energizing taste. It is a rice porridge with ox tripe and pig intestines that gives a great taste to the soup. Tokwa’t Baboy (Tofu and Pork) is the perfect pair for Goto.
2. Arroz Caldo
Arroz Caldo is also a Filipino-style congee with chicken as its top ingredient – added with egg, green onions and ginger makes it perfect.
Quick trivia: Many Filipinos doesn’t know the difference between Lugaw, Arroz Caldo and Goto. Their difference is the main ingredients used; Lugaw is plain, Arroz Caldo has chicken, while Goto has some tasty body parts of a pig.
If you want a combination of creamy and salty, Sopas is one of the easiest types of Filipino soup to prepare and could be served at any time of the day. It is usually composed of milk, macaroni elbow, meat, and vegetables.
One of Iloilo’s classic dishes is the Batchoy which is very famous in the Visayan area. Batchoy is a noodle soup which is usually topped with crushed Chicharon.
Batangas’ famous Lomi uses thick egg noodles for its dish. This type of soup has a thick broth and round noodles with toppings like shrimp, pork, liver and some vegetables.
Champorado is a Filipino-style chocolate-flavored oatmeal which is usually served during breakfast. Here in the Philippines, Champorado is perfect with Tinapa Flakes and milk on top.
7. Ginataang Bilo-Bilo
One of the rarest types of soup is the Ginataang Bilo-Bilo. It has a sweet and creamy combination of ingredients like the , jackfruit, sweet potatoes, taro, tapioca pearl, and coconut milk. It is best served when warm.
Sotanghon is typically made with chicken parts and thin strips of noodles but satisfyingly delicious.
Bulalo is usually being equated to Nilaga because of its ingredients and taste. Bulalo is made up of beef shanks and bone marrows and some vegetables. This is a famous dish in the southern area of Luzon.
Molo is a soup composed of molo noodles, pork toppings and vegetables.
One of the usual types of soup that is served in Filipino restaurants is the Sinigang. It is known for its perfect combination of sour and savory taste. It usually goes with pork, beef, fish, and shrimps. But whatever main ingredient used, Sinigang has always a place in the hearts of the Filipinos.
Same as Bulalo, Nilaga also uses beef as its main ingredient. Some uses pork along with potatoes and other leafy vegetables.