What better way to chase the rainy day blues
away than to indulge in food—from hot soups, hearty porridge to classic
desserts—that warms both the belly and the soul. For this wet season, we
rounded up 8 comfort foods that are best enjoyed on a cold, rainy day with the
ease of cashless payments using GCash Scan to Pay.
Relive happy memories of your childhood with champorado, a
classic Filipino breakfast fare delightfully paired with dilis or fried tuyo
(dried fish). This favorite dish is made from chocolate tablea and glutinous
rice, and optionally topped with condensed milk for extra sweetness.
Where to Eat:
Enjoy a warm bowl of champorado made of Belgian dark and
white chocolate at Early Bird Breakfast
Club. They filed the Yin & Yang Champorado as an after-meal affair, but
it can be the star of your breakfast fare, anytime.
A nice cup of rich, piping hot chocolate is a perfect
pick-me-up on a lazy, gloomy day when you just want to snuggle in bed with soft
music and a good book. The classic Filipino chocolate (tsokolate) is whipped up
from tablea (chocolate tablets) using the wooden batirol.
Where to Eat: A cup of hot chocolate at Mary Grace isextra rich
and thick. Make the dining experience extra special by pairing it with their
grilled cheese roll.
There’s always a good excuse to slurp a steamy bowl of
ramen but the rainy days are the best of them all. With so many ramen joints
opening shop in the country, you’ll never really run out of choices for a good
serving of this Japanese staple.
Where to Eat: For an affordable
Michelin-starred ramen, try Tsuta Ramen,
which offers three kindsof soup bases: shio (salt), miso
(soybean paste) and shoyu (soy sauce).
hearty breakfast staple, congee soothes the soul any day, especially the rainy
ones. Rice is the integral part of the dish, and the
variety of toppings that go with it give it character and a unique flavor.
Eat: King Chef Seafood Restaurant's Live
Suahe Congee is a must try. The sweetness ofthe fresh river shrimp gives the humble
bowl of steaming congee a distinct tang.
A hotpot on a chilly, rainy day is always a good idea. This
steaming smorgasbord of a meal, cooked in a simmering pot, is composed of leafy
vegetables, thinly-sliced meat, tofu, seafood, wontons and dumplings. It’s
nutritious that you can indulge without the guilt after.
Where to Eat: If you want a hotpot buffet style, try Four Seasons Hot Pot, which serves a wide range of fresh and
healthy ingredients carefully handpicked by the chefs daily.
"Eat noodles for long life," says any mom to
guests at birthday parties. But we say, eat noodles to warm the heart and soul
on a wet, gloomy day. Whether it’s boiled, braised or fried, noodles tie
together a myriad of flavors.
Where to Eat:North Park has a wide selection of
noodles. Their famed Birthday Noodles are available daily, and you
don't need to have someone celebrating their birthday to feast on it.
Turn any rainy day sour, literally
and in a good kind of way, with a steaming bowl of sinigang. Its sour and
savory taste make it a favorite Filipino comfort food, which traditionally
consists of pork, beef, fish or shrimp, and an assortment of vegetables cooked
in tamarind-based soup.
Where to eat:Abe’s Sinigang
sa Ube offers a unique twist to this classic Pinoy dish, using purple yam as a
thickening agent for the broth.
If you’re one whose appetite goes overdrive when it’s
pouring hard outside, indulge in a buffet where you can satisfy all your
cravings in one go.
Where to eat: Vikings
offers all the comfort food you crave. It boasts of several food stations that
include a salad, an appetizer and an overflowing dessert station, Asian,
Mediterranean and Western stations.