Cookbook:Chicken Sopas

Chicken Sopas
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Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of the Philippines

Sopas is a Filipino macaroni soup made with elbow macaroni, meat, vegetables, and milk.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Preheat oil in a pot. Add onion and garlic, and sauté them. Be careful not to burn them, as this will give your soup a burnt and bitter taste.
  2. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper. Let it cook but don't let it brown. Browning the meat will give you a dark broth with an unpleasant taste.
  3. Pour in water and bring everything to a boil.
  4. As soon as the water boils, the scum from the chicken will rise to the top—you can skim it off.
  5. Season again with salt and pepper—this is called "layering" in cooking.
  6. Add the elbow macaroni and cook for 7 minutes or so.
  7. The macaroni will have absorbed some of the salt by now, so season again with salt.
  8. Add the carrots and cabbage. Mix well.
  9. Add in the milk but don't let it boil—boiling will make the milk separate and ruin the soup's texture.
  10. Serve immediately because the elbow macaroni will absorb most of the milky broth if you let it stand too long.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Using meat with bones will make the broth tastier without the use of bouillon cubes.
  • You can use fish sauce instead of salt for added flavor.