When it’s cold outside and you hear the sound of the rain on your rooftop, you know the next best thing to do aside from sleeping in or curling up in bed with a good book is…. heading to the kitchen to get your comfort food fix!
Because we want to save you from the hassle of traffic and the inconvenience of getting wet outside, we recommend whipping up your meals within the kitchen home.
Check out these 5 Local Comfort Food Eats in PH Saved for the Rainy Days:
According to Wikipedia, Batchoy first originated in one of the culinary melting pots in the country: La Paz in Iloilo (Visayas). This Pinoy-favorite delicacy is a noodle soup made with pork offal, crushed pork cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles. It makes us think this is actually our Philippine version of the Ramen in Japanese. Good thing all the ingredients of batchoy are local and you can make a big batch to feed the whole fambam.
The Classic Adobo
We can’t miss out on this Filipino household dish with versions as many as you can think of! But ask anyone and they’ll say the best Adobo is that of mom’s cooking. Serve this all-too-familiar-but-favorite comfort food and you are assured of a good day ahead even when it’s raining outside.
A simple yet powerful dish to comfort you even on your sick and gloomy days. Arroz Caldo, according to seriouseats.com, is a hearty Filipino congee made with chicken and rice and seasoned with onion, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce – then topped with crunchy fried garlic. When you are nursing a cold, a fever, or even a broken heart, Arroz Caldo might just be all that you need.
Pandesal or “salt bread” is your regular morning breakfast to perk you up and put something filling in your tummy. It goes well with any “palaman” like corned beef, sardines, butter/margarine, peanut butter, or even ice cream for an afternoon snack! Hot pandesal is particularly good to be paired with coffee or hot tsokolate on a cold rainy afternoon.
Tsokolate (Hot Chocolate)
As told by thelittlepicurean.com, Tsokolate or the Filipino Hot Chocolate is a simple beverage made by dissolving cacao tablets in hot water. It is lightly sweetened with sugar and sometimes served with a splash of milk or cream. Anybody, even your 8-year old sister can whip up tsokolate in the kitchen. Goes well with freshly baked muffins, too!
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