Is there such thing as Pork Sopas? Here at Rice N Dine, we aim to promote innovation, creativeness, desire for new finds and passion for food! Or sometimes, we just ran out of chicken and pork’s the only meat left in the fridge. But either way, don’t you just love serendipity? I love how I can now tell my mom matter-of-factly how her good old recipe for Sopas can now have pork instead of chicken and the dish will have this distinct flavor that your taste buds haven’t experienced yet but will surely enjoy. I love how I can tell my friends trapped in the same shoes that the absence of chicken is not the end of your Sopas world but a gate instead to new recipes. And I love how I can tell them with conviction because I’ve tried it already!
Now that we’ve set this Sopas recipe apart from other more usual Sopas recipe, let’s talk about its individuality. Pork Sopas is the same hearty soup that promises to heal all kinds of flu in a bite. Or maybe a sip. It is creamy and filling and perfect for a quick eat or breakfast. In the Filipino household though, we treat this as a viand – eating this along with steamed rice and staying happy and satisfied about the whole carbs on carbs thing. But you should definitely try it so you’ll understand what we’re talking about! I kind of remembered the Pork Miso Soup that we’ve got to enjoy at Oedo Japanese Restaurant, this is only creamier because it’s milk-based and probably more filling.
I hope you’ll get the chance to try this newly-discovered-but-definitely-a-winner recipe of ours with or without the chicken meat in your fridge. Do you also have recipe finds that you’re dying for us to try? Let us know and we’ll surely try it out! 🙂
- 400g Elbow Macaroni
- 1/4 kg Pork, diced
- 1 medium Onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 can Evaporated milk
- 1 medium sized Carrots, peeled and julienned
- Other vegetables that can be included: Chayote, Cabbage, Green beans
- Cooking oil
- Fish Sauce
- Boil macaroni until al dente, drain water and set aside.
- In a pan over medium heat, place about 2 TBSP cooking oil. Saute pork until brown.
- Saute Garlic and onion for about 2 mins or until garlic becomes brown. Add about 2 TBSP fish sauce. Add Carrots and other vegetables. Stir well until veggies are half-cooked.
- Add milk and reduce to a simmer. Add pepper.
- Add cooked macaroni. Add fish sauce to achieve desired saltiness. Serve hot.