As of 4:37 pm of August 7, 2012, the amount of rainfall that has poured over the Philippines was much more than the devastating typhoon “Ondoy” of 2009 (and that’s saying a lot since that storm submerged over half of Metro Manila). Hoping that the recent government information programs such as the MMDA Traffic Navigator, and most recently launched DOST Project NOAH have helped in giving sufficient information to either stay clear of roads or move to higher ground.
Such weather can bring a gloomy attitude. But the Filipino spirit has proven hard to extinguish no matter how torrential the rain is. Sometimes, all that is needed is a simple warm, steamy comfort food made either at home, or from some of the shops that offer them.
Here are just a few, En Route to brighter days ahead!
From the En Route Facebook page:
The story of this bowl is inspiring. A “taho” vendor braves the rain to sell his wares, to feed his family. God bless his soul.
More from the En Route Facebook page:
Melted some “tsokolate”, placed a pinch of rock salt, and sugar. Paired it with suman pinipig
Hot noodles from Ying-Ying Tea House:
American inspired, fused with Filipino flavors: Hyphy’s Bolognese Ala Cubana:
And again from the En Route Facebook Page:
It may not be Christmas, but hot Puto Bumbong with some melted butter on top is just good at any time of the year
From Binondo Food Trips:
Reminiscent of En Route’s Dumaguete trip:
Recent discovery thanks to our friends from talesfromthetummy.com:
Homemade Treasures Cheese Rolls! (Look at that slab of delicious cheese!)
Irish Macaroni With Three Cheese and Stout:
How can comfort food be discussed without oozing, creamy, warm and fuzzy, baked macaroni? And looky here, a recipe that involves Guinness and delicious chunks of corned beef!
We are converts, as we are beginning to understand why this creamy bowl of hot broth is so popular in Manila even with the hot weather. And during rainy weather? They are an absolute necessity.
This particular delicious bowl of Shoyu Ramen is from Butamaru in Alabang.
More to be added.
Stay safe and dry, everyone!
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