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.
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 – 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 – Chicken, Corn and Spinach, nuff said!
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.