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8 Comfort Foods to Enjoy During the Rainy Season

After a long and hot summer, the rainy season is already in full swing. And what does the cold, rainy weather bring? Yes, cravings for comfort food that you can easily make at home and enjoy with your family! Check out these 8 dishes that feel like a hug.

1. Creamy chicken sopas
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We all remember Mom or Grandma cooking this creamy soup with shredded chicken breast as a snack when you were younger. Creamy chicken sopas is a favorite local comfort food that is at its most succulent when cooked in the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® for at least one hour. Check out the full recipe here.

2. Champorado
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Another classic dish that brings out a lot of nostalgia is champorado, a chocolate porridge dish made with sweet rice, natural chocolate, and topped with sweet condensed milk. Enjoy this for breakfast or as a snack on those rainy afternoons at home, and keep warm in the Thermos Food Jar®

3. Batangas lomi
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This warm, hearty soup has been a Filipino favorite for a long time, especially the version that includes different garnishes like pork rind, pork liver, chicken meat, and kikiam, taking the dish to another level.

But you don’t need to go to Batangas to enjoy this soup. Use this recipe with the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® and let it cook for 1-2 hours to get it at its most delicious!

4. Bulalo
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Bulalo has always been a classic for Filipinos, whether it’s the rainy season or not. In fact, it’s a favorite hangover cure and a comforting soup to beat the cold. If you’re craving this dish, make one at home by following this recipe.

5. Lugaw
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You can’t be Filipino and not eat lugaw, the rice porridge that everyone—even babies—get to enjoy. Made with glutinous rice that’s cooked with ginger, salt and water, you can cook lugaw using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® for at least 3-4 hours until the grains are perfectly broken down for that hearty porridge that all the family can enjoy. Get the recipe here.

6. Sinigang
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If there’s one comfort food that represents Filipino culture the most, it has to be the famous sinigang. This sour soup can be made with pork, fish or seafood and it gets its sour flavor from tamarind, guava and other fruits used in different parts of the country. Now, if you choose to do pork sinigang, use the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to simmer the pork for 2-3 hours and let the vegetables soften faster to release those flavors.

7. La Paz batchoy
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Originally from Iloilo, La Paz batchoy is a hearty noodle soup dish made with a rich broth and egg noodles and topped with a generous serving of meat, green onions and pork rind. Follow this recipe and use the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to simmer the broth for at least 4-6 hours for a long cook, or 1-2 hours for a smaller helping.

8. Ginataang bilo-bilo with langka
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Finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Filipino snack, ginataang bilo-bilo with langka. Made with chewy glutinous rice balls or “bilo-bilo,” this dish is cooked slowly with coconut cream, sago, sugar, and some ripe jackfruit for extra sweetness.

Here’s the easy recipe you can make with your Thermos® Shuttle Chef® cooked at a low heat for 1-2 hours.

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