Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Filipino Chicken Soup for the Soul: Manok Ubad, Turo-Turo Style
The Filipino chicken soup has a lot of variations. While the most famous one is the chicken tinola, the pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao's energy secret, this exotic Filipino chicken soup called manok ubad or chicken with minced banana stalk center is also a hit.
I chanced upon this dish at a local carinderia or eatery which features this Filipino chicken soup on its turo-turo (point-point, because you just point among the array of ready-cooked dishes on display which one you would like to have) stand.
Best with rice, manok ubad for a very satisfying breakfast or lunch. Never mind if this particular recipe was too oily. This Filipino chicken soup is still one helluva chicken soup for the soul.