28 Filipino Soup Recipes
Meaty and Chunky
Let’s start with the Meaty Soups, these soups accompany large chunks of meats, most of the times on a clear soup with vegetables and root crops to act as extenders/fillers.
Sinigang/Sinampalukan – My favourite Filipino dish of all, meats on a sour broth prepared something sour like tamarind, kamias, green mango or santol if there is just one dish I can choose for life, it will be this. Usually served with pork, beef, seafood and chicken with vegetables like kang kong and taro but modern versions now uses fruits like guava, watermelon and even strawberries.
Nilaga – Another simple meaty dish where pork, beef or chicken is just boiled in water with onions, vegetables, potatoes and sometimes saba bananas.
Bulalo – The better version of the above? Why? It is served with a large bone marrow, it is meatier and fattier! Best enjoyed after a big night of drinking. A perfect hangover cure.
Pinatisan – Another version of the nilaga but this soup dish has a distinct taste coming from the fish sauce.
Pochero – A cross between soup and stew this dish is not served with a clear broth but with tomato based sauce. Served either with beef or chicken with lots of vegetables. There is also a version exiting in the Visayas where it is soupier!
Linat-an – Another soupy dish from the Visayas similar to nilaga but with red capsicums and lemongrass this makes the dish fresher in taste.
KBL – Pork leg, jackfruit, pigeon peas, sweet potato leaves. Sounds like a potion for me 🙂