This time, I will show you how to make “Sopas”, a Filipino home-style dish, using ingredients available even in Japan
This dish was introduced to me by one of my English teachers. Sopas is creamy and warm, and is often eaten for breakfast. It is a dish similar to Japanese cream stew, but I feel that the use of evaporated milk (unsweetened condensed milk) makes it healthier.
In the cooking process, it takes about an hour to boil the chicken first, but it is a bit troublesome to do so, so I use a chicken that is readily available in Japanese supermarkets, such as
Salad Chicken (Already boiled chicken)
which is to shorten the time!
You can enjoy the taste of the Philippines in your own home in Japan. Let’s get started!
Filipino Dish “Sopas” Ingredients
- 1 cup evaporated milk※
- 2 packages (equivalent to 200 g) salad chicken
- 1/8 of a cabbage
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 carrot
- 4 sausages
- 100 g macaroni
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 bouillon (or consommé) ingredients
- 1 liter of water
- Salt, pepper, oil
In addition to this, celery (1 stalk) is generally used, but I exclude it because I have some members of our family who don’t like it.
※This time, I used snow brand evaporated milk. Although I believe that this product will reproduce a taste closer to the real thing, ordinary milk can be substituted. Evamil is a product made by concentrating milk to about twice its original volume.
By the way, the difference between evaporated milk and fresh cream: Evaporated milk is milk itself concentrated to about twice its original volume. Fresh cream is the fat content separated and collected from milk. Evaporated milk is a dairy product with less fat.
How to make “Sopas”.
Cut vegetables into desired sizes.
It is salad chicken, but the chicken is generally soaked in the broth. This broth is delicious, so don’t throw it away!
Cut the salad chicken into the desired size. I prefer to keep it this large and retain the texture.
Now let’s cook it using a frying pan.
①Heat a frying pan with salad oil and garlic.
②When garlic is fragrant, saute onions, carrots, and sausage.
③Once the ingredients are cooked, throw in the salad chicken as well.
④Pour 1L of water.
⑤Add solid bouillon (consommé is fine).
⑥Don’t forget the salad chicken broth.
⑦Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes.
⑧Add macaroni, cover and simmer (adjust time according to boiling time).
⑩Let simmer for 2-3 minutes more.
⑪Finally, add evaporated milk and heat.
⑫Add about 1 teaspoon salt to taste.
▼Adding pepper is also a good idea.
It takes about 15 minutes to cook the whole dish. (about 20 minutes if you include frying)
Filipino Dish “Sopas” How does it taste?
Serve on a plate, and your Filipino “sopas” is complete!
It tastes a lot like Japanese white stew. The difference is that it is less creamy, so it is definitely a soup dish! The veggies are delicious, and the macaroni goes great with it!
Also try the salad chicken. When heated, the texture changes a little, creating a texture that easily crumbles in the mouth. This is also interesting. Please give it a try.
▼Check out “Salad Chicken”
▼Evaporated milk is not available in supermarkets these days. It may be available at Cardi’s or other stores, but it is sometimes faster to buy it online. Milk can be substituted, but if you want thicker, go for evaporated milk!
This time, we introduced how to make “Sopas”, a Filipino home-style dish. If you use salad chicken, you can make sopas in a short time and easily. It is a refreshing soup, so it is no wonder that Filipinos eat it for breakfast. You can also change the type and amount of vegetables to your liking. It will warm your body and soul!
I have introduced many Filipino dishes so far, so please take a look at this page as well!▶フィリピン料理 カテゴリーの記事一覧 – よちよちエクスプレス