28 Filipino Soup Recipes

Greens, Beans and anything in Between

You love vegetables? No problem! The Philippine cuisine can offer you vegetable soups as well, some of it might not contain any meat at all but trust me all of them are really tasty.

Gisadong Munggo with Chicharon 1


Munggo – If Philippine has a national vegetable soup dish then this will be it. A very common household dish made with mung beans cooked to melting perfection served with smoked fish, fried pork fat and/or chicharon with vegetables like spinach, bitter gourd tops or moringa.

Hototay 2

Hototay – Funny Name? Yes, Filipinos find the name funny as well. This Filipino – Chinese soup dish is a made with a medley of different spring vegetables pork liver, chicken gizzard topped with raw egg on top.

Suam na Mais 1


Suam – Chicken, Corn and Spinach, nuff said!

Buridibud 1

Buridibud / Utan / Bulanglang / Dinengdeng / Laswa – Nearly similar to each other with subtle differences since they are mainly provincial dishes. Basically, these dishes are made with tropical vegetables served with either prawns, fish or meat flavoured with fermented fish sauce or fermented shrimp sauce. This is one of the Filipino dishes that look super healthy but still tastes amazing, most Filipino adults crave for dishes like this.


Talbos – Talbos means “leafy vegetable” in English and this I guess is the most budget friendly and the simplest dish in here. All you need are leaves similar to kangkong, chayote and sweet potatoes plus garlic, ginger and water then you have a soup.

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5 Responses

  1. Stephen Tindle says:

    Thank you for the compilation. Definitely some I’ll be trying. The bile juices in pinapaitan will possibly be given a miss an I’ll possibly use coffee to bitterise that. I was interested to see you use the rice wash water to make Pesa. Is it used in other Philippine recipes? It always seemed a waste of a good starch liquid to just chuck it away( or my wife, who is Thai, will wash her face with it)

  2. suituapui says:

    I love clear soups, so nice and refreshing unlike the very thick, rich and creamy western ones.

  3. GiGi says:

    OH wow, I need to expand my horizons in the soup world, so I need to check out the full Rolodex of recipes! Something FISHY for me!!

  4. Love this compilation and will be checking them out. Yes it is cooling here for sure but the weather is out of wack with some unusually warm days still. Noodelicious calls my name first.

  5. mjskitchen says:

    Perfect! Not I have all season to test some of these out!

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