Pinoy Soups To Get You Through the Fall

Written by: Carla De Guzman/Friday, Oct 06, 2017 02:36 AM

In case you missed the winter edition of last year’s soup special, we’re back at it again! Go back to your Filipino roots with five soups that will bing warmth to your heart much better than a pumpkin spice latte ever will. We mean that in the best way, of course. 

Crab and Corn Soup

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Trust us, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. This Tsinoy recipe is a go to for a nice night in, and the little kernels of corn just adds a touch of sweetness to this comforting dish. Add some chopped crab sticks to extra deliciousness. A ready mix is available here in the Philippines, so make sure you check out your local Asian store just in case!

Pancit Lomi

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This Batangas favorite may be an advanced level dish, but trust us when we say its worth a shot. Its heaviness lends well to making it a great dish for the fall, and has to be on your ‘to try’ list.The thick, delicious soup is consumed with thick rice noodles, chicken, liver, eggs and napa cabbage. For extra fun, sprinkle some onion and chicharon on top. Your cholesterol may not thank you, but your stomach sure will. 

Suam na Mais 

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From Kawaling Pinoy

Honestly, this is usually called fresh corn soup in the Philippines, but the title may make it more distinct. Fresh (almost white) corn is used to make this soup creamy and hearty, while the spinach leaves add a pop of color to the pale dish. Looking to make this with regular corn? Grate some of the corn cob over the soup to achieve the same kind of texture!

Sotanghon Soup

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This soup is great for when you don’t want something too heavy, but still satisfying. Glass noodles and vegetables are cooked with homemade chicken balls to make a soup you’re going to love to sip. Perfect for a crisp fall day, or when you’re actually down with the sniffles. 

Binakol

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From Choose Philippines

If you’re planning to go all out and try something completely different from your Mom’s repertoire of dishes, make sure you add Binakol to the list. While popular in Batangas for being made with chicken cooked inside a bamboo tube, the Visayans make the broth with coconut water and cook the chicken in the coconut shell with lemongrass. Sounds amazing? We know.

 

What are your favorite soups for fall?

 

 

About Carla De Guzman
Carla de Guzman is the author of self-published books Cities, Marry Me Charlotte B! and We Go Together. She loves to travel, coming home to her dog Kimchi and spending her weekends having dinner with her crazy family by day. By night, she’s writer and an artist, spending her midnights at her desk. Follow her on Instagram (@somemidnights) for more!
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