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!
Chili Soup with Homemade Cornbread – Bluesmith Coffee & Kitchen
Bluesmith is a specialty cafe and kitchen that serves all-day dining, specialty coffee, and cocktails from sunrise to sundown. What’s more is Booky has an exclusive Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo with Bluesmith and their chili soup and cornbread! For more Bluesmith BOGOs, read this.
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.
Pho Cac Biet – 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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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.
Huat Pot – Greenhills
Huat Pot is a Taiwanese all-you-can-eat hotpot restaurant in San Juan, helmed by executive chef and owner, Jonas Ng, same man behind popular Le Jardin, a garden-inspired restaurant in BGC. Read more here.
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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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.
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.
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