Rain, rain, go away.
In case it doesn’t however, why not keep yourself warm with a cozy bowl of soup? Whether you’ve managed to stay dry all day or you just ran from an onslaught of rain, there’s very little that a hearty soup can’t fix.
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At the rate that this rainy season is going, you’re going to want a list of trustworthy soups to turn to just in case. Here are some of the heartiest and coziest soups in the metro. Enjoy and stay dry, everyone!
Ebi Ramen – Hanamaruken Ramen
Hanamaruken Ramen, a decades-old mom-n-pop ramen chain, hails from streets of Osaka, Japan. Famous for its “Happiness Ramen”, Hanamaruken serves a signature soft bone ramen unmatched in tenderness and flavor.
Phở Dặc Biệt – Vina Trang
If you are looking for an authentic pho fix, make your way to Vina Trang in San Antonio Village. It’s a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant but could very soon be your go-to for Vietnamese food. Read our full feature here.
Blacksa – Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room
Not to be mistaken with fusion food, modern cuisine is when you take existing dishes and add elements within the same cuisine to create new flavors. Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is doing all this and then some. The classic Singaporean Laksa dish with a squid ink twist poured on top to enhance the delicious coconut broth making the dish richer flavor. Read more here.
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G/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
Corned Beef Sinigang – Sentro 1771
A culinary twist on the Filipino sampaloc (tamarind) stew having cooked chunks of corned beef rather than the usual meat. Together with short ribs and vegetables, it is served in a palayok (clay pot) with a candle underneath to maintain its’ warmth, with the sourness of the soup adjusted to one’s liking by offering a taste test after placing an order.
Clam Chowder Ramen – Ippudo
Ippudo is a popular ramen joint specializing in Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen produced in their kitchen and tailor-fitted for the Filipino palate. It is a joint venture with the guys at Yabu. Have you tried their new Clam Chowder Ramen? Catch it while it’s still in their menu!
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Sinigang na Baboy in Guava and Pineapple – Mesa
It’s not your usual Pork Sinigang; this one is simmered in broth with guava and pineapple used as its souring agent. The use of guava gives this dish a creamy texture, while the pineapple lets off a vibrant, tropical flavour that makes this Sinigang more exciting than ever! Spot this dish at Mesa – a Filipino modern restaurant that is known to create contemporary Filipino dishes loved by the young and old.
French Onion Soup – T.G.I. Friday’s
One of the popular appetizers of the restaurants remains so because of it’s ever surprising texture of the bread’s chewiness, creaminess of the cheese on top and the well-seasoned taste of the caramelized onions mixed with white wine and mustard – which sure is a mouthful.
Bulalo 2.0 – 7107 Culture + Cuisine
7107 Culture + Cuisine is a culinary and hospitality food hall that aims to promote the Filipino heritage through art and modern local food. They’re known for reinventing beloved classic dishes into their own, unique versions such as their Bulalo 2.0. Read more here.
Beef with Tendon Noodle Soup – Mien San Noodle House
Mien San is a classic noodle house serving Taiwanese specialties. Must tries include their beef noodles, fried siopao and spicy wantons.
No reservations accepted
Unit C, Fox Square Bldg, 53 Connecticut St, Greenhills, San Juan
Summer Squash – Cafe Mary Grace
The soup that entices a hearty meal ahead of the main dish, for its’ light creamy texture, with hints of a well-balanced spice and curry flavoring. Perfect and available whatever season, just to be sure.
Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon – Manam
Formerly known as Namnam, Manam is known to specialize in Filipino comfort food dishes. One of their unique and must-try dishes is the Sinigang na Beef Short Ribs & Watermelon. The watermelon cubes add a refreshing hint of sweetness to the sour soup, creating a nice and comforting balance that lingers well in your taste buds.
BONUS! Xiao Long Bao – Mondern Shanghai
Modern Shanghai offers the authenticity of local Shanghai cuisine in a casual home-like manner. Get your favorite dimsum, noodles, fried rice, and more as though they came fresh from Shanghai.
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