28 Filipino Soup Recipes
It’s all about the ginger
Now let’s go to the gingery stuff! The soups in this category features one important ingredient, the potent ginger. With this as the key ingredient, it gives all the soup here a fresher taste and removing any unpleasant taste like gamey or oily, plus with that ginger it gives that overall wellness feeling that can be good for ailment cures.
Tinola– The mother of all Filipino ginger soups, basically chicken or shellfish on a broth infused with a sauté of garlic, onions and lots of ginger. Usually vegetables like chayote, young pawpaw, chilli leaves, spinach and moringa are added to this already flavourful soup.
Lauya – If chicken is not your thing then try it with beef, for me it’s equally amazing
Bas-Uy – If you want to be adventurous then try this pork liver and chayote soup, with the ginger and lemongrass the gamey flavour of that liver is all gone. all you need to worry about is the texture.
Pinapaitan – If you think Bas-uy is not exotic enough then try all of the beef innards instead plus its bile juice, pinapaitan in English means “To make things bitter” and surely this dish is. Anyways if bile is not your thing then there are other means to make this soup bitter like coffee, bitter gourd, etc. This dish BTW is a favourite of beer drinkers back home.