As I predicted, 2009 is so far the wettest, most rained out year that I have ever experienced. We had a wet Christmas and a wet summer; ergo, it’ll be wet all year round. Classes have been suspended since yesterday due to heavy rains and flood (even if there was no signal number raised in Metro Manila).
I think PAGASA should rethink how they classify or modify what makes a signal number one, two or three. These had always been a perennial issue that never seems to get resolved, considering the global climate changes and all. The only major changes PAG-ASA have made for the past years is to come up with new names for typhoons. What a bunch of dumbasses. ﾀﾞ━o(｀･д･´)ﾉ━!!
Anyway, it may be raining hard but it’s not at all that bad. This is a perfect time to reminisce about what we all enjoy during a cold and rainy weather–Soups!
I don’t actually take pictures of all the food I consume but sometimes they can be handy for a blog topic such as today. Here are some of my top favorite hot, hot soups I enjoyed for the past year:
My Dad’s nilagang baka (beef broth with vegetables) for Sunday lunch. Adding rice into the broth, and let it absorb the soup while it’s piping hot – that’s the way I like it.
Naruto’s favorite: Ramen! This is Shio, a clear broth ramen from Rai Rai Ken, in Southmall, Las Pinas City. It was my first time to order ramen from a restaurant and found it similar to our Chinese-Pinoy soup dish mami. It was fine until I suddenly had the sudden yearning to eat it along with siopao (Chinese meat bun) which of course was unavailable in a Japanese resto.
I have always been fascinated with Vietnamese food. This spicy beef curry soup from Pho Hoa, (Alabang Town Center) is no exception. So deliciously hot–tanggal ang sinusitis mo dito.
Our unforgettable jaunt to Tagaytay last year included a taste of this bulalo dish (beef bone marrow soup with vegetables). I remember eating this on a cold rainy long weekend at the bulalo eateries located in the city’s Mahogany Public Market — sarap matulog afterwards!
Another perfect soup to eat in a cold weather like this is Arroz Caldo (literally translates as ‘hot rice’). This is from our Sagada vacation last Holy Week. It is a Cordillera version of rice porridge with pinikpikan chicken, boiled egg, and dayap juice.
At Little Big Store, a Chinese store and eatery at Gilmore St., Quezon City, I ordered this strange thick black soup with some cubed cuts of fish fillet. They call it Maki. I say it’s strange because I can’t seem to identify the ingredients that make it become so black (seaweed?) and gooey (cornstarch?). Oh, well, enough with the wondering at kainin na lang…
And just today, what we had for lunch is this macaroni soup with mushroom, cabbage, and bits of hotdog and chicken. Home-made, tasty and warms the heart and soul. Ayos! Siesta na muna ko, ha?
ヾ(=_=)ゞ hohum\(〃^0^)-C<*_ _)｡o○ zzzz…