MANILA – Feeling under the weather? Here are five comforting dishes that you can enjoy during the rainy season.
Arroz caldo con bola-bola
Chef Vill Avendaño adds a twist to the Filipino favorite porridge arroz caldo by adding street food items such as kikiam, fish balls, squid balls and chicken balls.
Batangas-style lomi, as prepared by chef-instructor Nickson Valmeo, is more indulgent than the usual noodle dish as it has pork liver, kikiam, meatballs and chicharon. This is best enjoyed with a serving of puto or steamed rice cake.
Bulalo with noodles
Steve Tamayo of Tamayo’s Catering gives a twist to the Filipino stew bulalo by adding lemongrass and noodles, further elevating the dish to comfort food status.
Seafood beancurd Szechuan style
Craving for Chinese food? A chef from Luk Foo restaurant shows how to prepare seafood beancurd Szechuan style, a spicy and healthy dish.
Sinanglay na may halaan
The well-loved Bicolano dish sinanglay gets a twist as the wrapped tilapia in coconut milk and spices is served with halaan or clams. This spicy dish, which is best eaten with rice, will fill you up and keep you warm on a rainy day.
Sinuam na mais at binukadkad na tilapia
A great dish to serve during the rainy season is sinuam na mais, a traditional Filipino soup with grated corn. This is best paired with binukadkad na tilapia (deep-fried butterfly-cut tilapia).
Thai clear soup
Want to go Thai without leaving a hole in your pocket? This recipe for Thai clear soup, which is comparable to the comfort food staple chicken soup, uses the cheaper misua instead of glass noodles.