Jun 14, 2018

Ever wondered why we always crave for hot soup or stew when it gets cold out? It has something to do with our biology. The human body functions at an optimum temperature 37 degrees Celsius. As the surrounding temperature during the cold seasons drop, our bodies, especially our limbs, tend to feel cold. Knowing this, our bodies look for ways to warm itself up, one of which is to resort to the intake of hot food, like soup, during these wet and gloomy days. 

When the craving for an appetite-warming meal hits, check out these spots:

Opster’s

Industrie Food Loft, 2F, City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave. Ugong, Pasig City

nolisoli eats restaurant opstersOpster’s serves a traditional and favorite Ilonggo dish called kansi, which is a mix of savory and sour soup, with tender beef and bone marrow. Think of it like bulalo, except the broth is made sour with batuan, a fruit found in Negros.

Tsuta

C3, 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

nolisoli eats tsuta manila exclusive new ramenTsuta’s sinigang, kare-kare, and sisig-inspired dish, Sang La Tan Tan Soba, has a chicken, clams, and fish broth mixed with a rich peanut sauce. This is their own take on Filipino style ramen.

Kureji

4F Japan Town, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City

nolisoli eats restaurant kureji sizzling ramen ayala malls vertis north kimuchi edamame japanese fusion
Wait one minute before pouring the broth into the sizzling bowl.

Sizzling Pulled Chashu Garlic Miso Ramen from Kureji comes with tender pieces of pulled pork, bamboo shoots, bits of fried garlic, and a soft boiled aji tamago.

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie

GF, Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City

R3 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

3F Fashion Hall, Building D, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Level 5, Sky Park Dining, SM Aura Premier Taguig City

Level 1, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie’s house favorite Halibut Soup has a milky and delicate touch to its base which is made from fresh cod fish imported from Canada.

Mamou

Ground Level, Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

R1 Level, Lopez Drive Restaurant Row, Power Plant Mall, Makati City

Photo by Danica Condez

The Kurobuta Sinigang is made with Japanese black pig meat in tamarind broth with Italian tomato sauce mixed into it, and is served alongside Bicol fish paste rice and bagoong.

Beef La Paz Batchoy meets Hong Kong noodles, all mixed up with to make a special and flavorful ramen noodle soup called the Mamou Mami.

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