Miso soup with chicken and chayote

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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 … [Read more...]

Pancit Molo (or is it Molo soup?)

Pancit molo (molo soup)

This is an updated version of a recipe originally published on September 22, 2003.Whether you call it pancit molo or molo soup, it is the same basic Filipino soup dish -- pork dumpling or wonton soup often with bits of cooked chicken in the broth. … [Read more...]

Sausage, pasta, tomato and cabbage soup

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A one-pot dish that's a breeze to prepare. The sausage meat makes the broth rich in taste while the vegetables and pasta make the soup very filling. Serve it as a first course and you don't have to follow it up with a heavy meat dish. Best of all, it's so … [Read more...]

8 great ways to prepare miso soup

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There was a time when, having recently discovered the availability of dashi, miso paste and wakame in local groceries, we'd have miso soup almost everyday. We were so happy that we no longer had to go to some expensive Japanese restaurant to enjoy good … [Read more...]

Tripe, sausage and chickpea soup

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This is a tomato-based soup quite similar to the tomato soup with tripe and sausage but with a few significant differences. First, the ox tripe and knuckles were pressure-cooked to save time and fuel. Second, I used glorious, glorious Vigan longganisa, a … [Read more...]

Miso, chayote and spinach soup

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One thing I like about ground meat is how it is such a budget stretcher. A little goes a long, long way. Even if a lot of vegetables are added, and even if the proportion of vegetables to meat is terribly lop-sided, no one really feels too meat-deprived … [Read more...]

Chinese sausage, tofu and mushroom soup

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In About Chinese sausages, I asked how you readers like to cook them and there was a comment that stood out. While most, myself included, fry Chinese sausages or include them in stir fried dishes, reader Marilyn wrote about steaming them with chicken. It … [Read more...]

Chunky ham and mushroom soup

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This is probably the first real dish that I cooked in days. The bug I caught left me with very little appetite and when I don't feel hungry, trust me when I say that anything I cook will reflect the way I feel. So, I didn't even bother to make an attempt. … [Read more...]

Velvety chick pea and potato soup

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For our family Christmas dinner, we had chicken relleno. Not just any chicken relleno but one stuffed with rice seasoned Spanish paella style. And I announced that to the whole internet before the chicken went into the oven. I also promised a recipe. … [Read more...]