Warm memories and bold flavours come together in this delightful bowl. A journey back to family gatherings and cherished traditions. #ComfortInEverySpoon. Savory and briny clam soup meets sweet corn in a heartwarming Filipino comfort dish. A taste of home in every spoonful.
Ah, the magic of hot soup! The warmth that wraps around you, the cozy aroma, and the memories it holds. This week, I got nostalgic about my home country, the Philippines. So, I decided to recreate a classic comfort – Sinuam na Halaan at Mais. The aroma took me back to family gatherings and I’m excited to share this simple yet satisfying recipe with you.
In Filipino cuisine, clams shine bright. These treasures aren’t just tasty; they’re affordable and loved. Like mussels, clams bring that ocean goodness to our dishes. Sinuam na Halaan at Mais is a beautiful blend of garlic, ginger, and onions. Corn kernels join, sweetening things up against the ginger’s hint of spice.
Cooking this felt like time travel. Sizzling garlic, fragrant ginger. I added corn, water, and the stars – clams or what we call “halaan“. A bit of fish sauce deepened the taste, while black pepper added warmth. Spring onions joined in, fresh and crisp. The perfect soup that is served with fried or grilled fish.
As I enjoyed each spoonful, I realized this dish isn’t just food. It’s my heritage, my memories, and the flavours that feel like home. This journey reminded me how food connects, comforts, and brings a piece of home wherever you are.