We realized that we posted not one, not two, but THREE soups last week. A little too soupy, eh?
But then, we were thinking, three soups in one week is not bad at all, considering that sometimes, although not in recent memory, our mother makes THREE SOUPS FOR ONE MEAL!
Yes, for one meal.
For that memorable night, I remember there was sinigang with pork bone (ma-kut), a chicken soup with bola-bola (fish balls), and a ma-kut (pork bone) soup with daikon radish.
And she did not find that at all strange.
Foolishly, I tried to point out how strange having three soups for one meal was. I got an earful from our mother.
Okay, okay, okay, I might have done it in a slightly complaining manner, because I'm not that big of a soup person. I mean, I like soup, but I like it even better if it is the soup part of the meal and not the main event.
Okay, okay, okay, I may be a tad picky and harder to please. (But really, I'm not.)
(whispers) She is.
In the case of the 3-soup meal, I wonder which would be the first course, second course, and the third course.
That should be an essay question in a university exam.
So here's to Mama and all the soups we've loved before!
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Ma-Kut (Pork Bone) Soup
Bulalo, JS version
Bulalo, LSC version
Mama's Fish Head Soup
Blueberry Soup with Mascarpone and Tarragon
Hainan Chicken (Yes, it comes with its own soup!)
Monday, August 11, 2008