Chicken Tinola Soup is a type of Filipino chicken soup wherein chicken slices are cooked in ginger broth until tender, while slices of green papaya (or chayote) and malunggay leaves are added towards the end. This clear soup dish is perfect during rainy days and cold weather because the ginger broth and chicken can provide a comforting effect and it can also help keep you warm and cozy.
Ube kalamay is a type of Filipino “kakanin” (also referred to as rice cake). It made from grated purple yam, which is known as “ube” in the Philippines. The other ingredients as far as this recipe is concerned are glutinous rice flour, white sugar, and ube flavoring. This has a sweet taste and it is gooey (soft and sticky). I enjoy eating ube kalamay as meryenda in the middle of the afternoon. It can also be eaten during breakfast with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Mechado - Filipino Beef Stew www.kitchenconfidante | Comfort in the form of a hearty stew can be found in nearly every country’s cuisine, and the Philippines is no different. Mechado is the Philippine version of the ubiquitous comfort food with a wonderful depth of flavor that comes from browned garlic, marinated beef, and the complex flavors of patis, or fish sauce.