Summer in the Philippines is almost officially over as the rain starts to pour down again! During this chilly bed weather season, we can now go back and enjoy these warm meals we all love. Here are some tasty suggestions that you could try out:
A Filipino favorite staple food, the sour broth soup cooked with a variety of meat – pork, beef, shrimp, or milkfish – brings warm memories of home with each spoonful. Here are some suggestions of sinigang variants that you should try:
Manam’s Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon
This is the classic sinigang with a refreshing twist. The watermelon gives a reddish color to the broth and a sweet and sour medley of flavors with a fresh finish.
Manam is located at Greenbelt 2, Makati City. For more updates, visit Manam’s Facebook page.
Sentro 1771’s Sinigang na Corned Beef
Sentro’s version is a well-known modern classic take on the famous sinigang, the corned beef provides a unique flavor savory profile with each tender bite.
You can visit Sentro 1771 at Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Follow them at Sentro's Facebook page.
An iconic Southeast Asian dish, the Vietnamese Pho brings in exotic flavors paired with their own rice noodles with either beef or chicken. You can try out these for a wonderful trip to flavortown:
Ba Noi’s Pho Bo
The Pho Bo is a bowl of beef and noodles. Its fresh herbs and spices bring out the noodles and beef flavor with the broth as its binder.
You can visit Ba Noi's at Dela Rosa corner Perea St., Makati City. Check out Banoi's Facebook page here.
Phat Pho’s Bun Bo Hue
Phat Pho’s modern variation, it features a spicy lemongrass broth with pork knuckle, beef tendon, and their homemade cha lua sausage.
You can try a bowl in Phat Pho at Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Visit their Facebook page here.
This medley of Japanese love in a bowl took the world by storm: broth meticulously prepared, with noodles and other goodies placed inside it brings a complete package of satisfaction to anyone who eats it. Try out some of the best bowls in Metro Manila:
Mendokoro Ramenba’s Shio Tonkotsu Ramen
There is a reason why there is always a long line at Mendokoro Ramenba – the people can’t get enough of their stuff. Their Shio Ramen is as good as a classic bowl of ramen could be.
Brave the line at V Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Check their Facebook page here.
Ippudo’s Shiromaru Special Hakata-Style Ramen
Gentle on the tongue yet filling for your tummy, Ippudo’s Shiromaru Special is a journey with every bite, and yes, slurping makes it taste better!
Visit them for a bowl at SM Megamall Megafashion Hall, Mandaluyon City. Check out their Facebook page here.
A type of noodle from Japan, Udon, even in the simplest dishes, fills you up because of its tender yet thick strands. You can try out these Udon places for a satisfying meal:
Marugame Udon’s Hot Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon
One of Marugame’s best sellers, get to enjoy a bowl of Udon with their own marinated beef and a japanese poached egg.
Try it out at Marugame Udon Bonifacio Highstreet, BGC, Taguig City. Check out their Facebook page here.
Omakase’s Nabeyaki Udon
This hot bowl of udon consists of kani (crabstick), shrimp, and egg, with a variety of greens on its side.
Try out a bowl at Omakase Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Visit their Facebook page for more updates.
The Chinese wonton noodle soup is another classic Asian dish that is perfect for the rainy season. Meaty wonton pieces served with a tasty broth, al dente noodles, and leafy vegetables create a medley of umami flavors. Try out these bowls of wonton to keep yourself warm and full:
Din Tai Fung’s Shrimp and Pork Wonton Noodle Soup
Aside from their well-known xiao long bao, Din Tai Fung serves up a delicious Shrimp and Pork Wonton Noodle Soup, which is a classic bowl for the ones with refined tastes.
Try it out at Din Tai Fung SM Megamall Megafashion Hall, Mandaluyong City. Visit their Facebook page for more news and updates.
Ling Nam’s Wonton Beef Noodle Soup
Ling Nam’s Wonton Beef Noodle Soup is another bestseller. Have the soup separated from the noodles, wonton, and beef so you could taste their special sauce, and then mix it all together to complete the experience.
Try a bowl at Ling Nam Banawe Street, Manila City. Check out their Facebook page here.
A perfect hangover remedy, a bowl of goto means a warm belly full of love. The goto staple street food almost available to all everyday people, there are a lot of variations with this dish all around the country. Have a bowl at these places for a hearty and tasty meal:
Goto Monster’s Classic Goto Beef Tripe
Goto Monster serves up a bowl of goto with beef tripe in heaping servings, along with your choice of condiments and sawsawan that they prepped up themselves – perfect for your late night cravings.
Visit Goto Monster at Primo de Rivera Street Corner Pablo Ocampo Sr. Extension, La Paz, Makati City. Check out their Facebook page for more updates.
Goto Tendon’s Goto Tendon
Goto Tendon’s signature dish, they use quality ingredients on their food, from the rice they use to their U.S. imported beef tendons.
Have a bite at Goto Tendon Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City. Check out their Facebook page for more news and updates.