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17 Delicious Soups That'll Make You Grateful For The Rain

Or, 17 Warm Hugs In Filipino Soup Form.

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1. Sinigang

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The holy grail of Filipino soup dishes. You can't go wrong a simultaneously sour and savory taste. And the best part is, you can use any type of meat and/or sour base you prefer!

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2. Nilaga

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Nilaga, which translates to "boiled," can be made with pork or beef. It's simple enough to cook but the secret lies on how long you boil the meat to get that perfect broth. Pro tip: Serve with steamed rice and spicy fish sauce.

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4. Chicken Sinampalukan

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Tamarind + chicken + ginger = 😍😍😍 Filipino dishes are killer that sour game, tbh.

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5. Papaitan

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With cow or goat innards as the main ingredient, papaitan is a famous Ilocano soup dish. The "pait," meaning bitter, comes from the bile of the cow or goat and is perfectly complemented by the sourness of calamansi juice. Tastes better than it sounds, promise.

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6. Bulalo

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If you're nilaga, then bulalo is your close relative who always gets the spotlight in family reunions. Why? Because of the bone 👏 marrow 👏. Get to slurpin'.

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7. Sinanglaw

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Sinanglaw is very similar to papaitan except that sinanglaw is more sour and the bitterness is toned down a bit. Try it if papaitan is just too extra for you.

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9. Batchoy

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Batchoy uses fresh egg noodles, and sliced pork and pig innards. Do yourself a favor and order a bowl of authentic batchoy on your visit to La Paz in the province of Iloilo where this dish originated.

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10. Binakol

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Binakol is kind of like tinola, but instead of plain water for broth, this dish uses coconut water. I know. You're welcome.

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11. Kansi

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Kansi is another Ilonggo soup dish and is a cross between sinigang and bulalo: sour and savory bone marrow stew. Say no more.

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12. Sopas

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Remember the warm hugs your mom gives you at the end of a very bad day? This is it, in food form.

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13. Arroz Caldo

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Arroz caldo is a type of congee with chicken and egg as the main ingredient.

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14. Goto

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Another type of congee but this time, with ox tripe and other pork innards. Goto is best served with tokwa't baboy.

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16. Chicken Mami

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Whether you're down with the flu, or you just need an easy comfort food, chicken mami is the way to go.

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17. Molo

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Just look at these happy little pork wontons floating in a rich broth and tell me you don't want some right now.

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