Having grown up in the Philippines, I know that there are actually two main staples — rice and corn. In the southern provinces, corngrits take the place of the northern provinces’ rice. 170 more words
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Stuffy nose? Scratchy throat? Annoying congested feeling in your ears? Head feels like a hundred pounds? Then you’re probably coming down with a cold.
And you look for ways to rid yourself of this horrid virus called a “cold”, such as squirting muconase – (sodium chloride) – up your nose, taking paracetamol or biogesic, which ever you prefer, or a bowl of your favorite soup. 155 more words
Arroz Caldo is considered a comfort food in my family’s home and was considered a staple whenever a sniffle would appear. Its origins are from the familiar Chinese congee (rice porridge) but modified by Filipinos to suit the tastes of the Spanish conquistadors that ruled over the Philippines for well beyond three centuries. 279 more words
When anyone in my family is sick there are two soups we go to: Chicken Noodle or Arroz Caldo. Arroz Caldo literally means warm rice but when you delve into this Filipino staple you will see more than that. 403 more words