Miso soup with chicken and chayote


Some soups are so hearty that they can be the main dish. We have a lot of that in the Philippines where, as a practice, we don't serve the soup ahead of the main dish. Soups dishes like tinola, nilaga (literally, boiled) and sinigang (a sour soup with meat or seafood), for instance, are normally served as main dishes. With rice. And we like to douse our rice with the … [Read more...]

Pesang dalag (mudfish in light soup) with miso sauce


It isn't necessary that you cook pesa (a light soup flavored with ginger and peppercorns) with dalag (mudfish). In one of the earliest entries in this blog, I lamented how a lot of people like to take on the role of purists by claiming that pesa is not pesa unless cooked with dalag. I later on realized it must be because these people have only eaten pesa with dalag so they … [Read more...]

Salmon head soup with tamarind paste and miso


The night we had the Chinese sausages and kangkong with sweet soy sauce for dinner, I made this soup to go with it. I had two salmon heads in the freezer, each cut in half, and each half just right for one serving.What does the broth taste like? A milder version of sinigang with a hint of miso. I used tamarind paste and miso paste, the latter the kind used for making … [Read more...]