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Cool breeze, cloudy skies, the faint sound of pouring rain—it is finally the rainy season! One of the best ways to make the most of the coming days is to relax, unwind, and stay comfy at home with the family. And while most of us keep ourselves safe indoors, why don’t we ready our aprons and run to the kitchen? It’s the perfect time to cook up scrumptious Pinoy ulam meals fit for sweater weather!

Impress the fam with heartwarming Filipino dishes that give comfort in a sip, and calmness in a whiff—yung perfect sa panahon ng tag-ulan! And if you’re looking for these kinds of Filipino recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Read on, ihanda na ang payong, dahil uulan na ng breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas!

KALMA SA UMAGA

Start your day right! Rice, besides being a Filipino staple and a good source of carbohydrates in the morning, also has a lot of ritualistic meaning behind it. One of many is that rice, for Filipinos, is a symbol of gratitude—they thank the old gods “with an offering of it.”

So, be grateful for a new day! Let’s start the day off with a classic rice porridge meal. Make your cool rainy day mornings more kalmado with a bowl of Arroz Caldo!

This affordable Filipino recipe can brighten any gloomy morning! Mix ginger, patis (fish sauce), garlic, onions, spices, and shredded chicken into your pot of simmering rice porridge, then pop in some tofu cubes and give in to a warm, hearty batch of Arroz Caldo with Tokwa! Smells like the next breakfast family-favorite, ‘di ba? This affordable Pinoy recipe is worth getting up to in the morning. Serve it with hard-boiled egg—and you’re off to a pleasant start! Good morning, indeed!

Check out our easy-to-follow Arroz Caldo with Tokwa recipe made more malinamnam with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning!

Now that’s an umagahan! What’s for tanghalian, you ask?

TRANQUIL TANGHALIAN

A rainy afternoon tanghalian has to be filling, soothing and nakakatakam! Imagine a bowl of meaty broth with hot white rice! Nakakabusog, satisfying sa sarap! Perfect sa maulang tanghali!

One of the best Filipino ulam recipes to match the rainy day mood is Sinigang na Baboy—tangy, meaty, a sip of its broth can warm the coldest of rainy days! Did you know that different regions in our country have their own versions of the Sinigang? The harvest in their kabukiran or fields became the key. Hence, Sinigang’s slew of different souring ingredients such as Sampalok, Manggang Hilaw, Guava, Santol, and many more! Interesting!

Surprise your family by making Sinigang sa Calamansi—a juicy twist to the classic Sinigang dish this rainy season! Check out our Sinigang na Baboy sa Calamansi recipe made more yummy with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

And if you’re craving for something creamy and light this rainy afternoon, prepare to wow your family with this rich and flavorful Pinoy ulam recipeCreamy Salmon Garlic!

It is a delightful ulam meal with salmon fillets drenched in a creamy, garlicky white sauce. This ulam dish also has cheese in it—a sure fire way to win the kids‘ hearts! Panalo ang lunch time!

Check out our Creamy Salmon Garlic recipe made more Umami-licious with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Tranquil tanghalian, indeed. Hapunan naman!

HAPUNAN IN HARMONY

Night time, chill time! Cherish the cold evening with a Pinoy classic ulamTinolang Tahong. This classic Pinoy dish is a twist to everyone’s favorite, the Tinolang Manok, which was declared by the Filipino Artist Nick Joaquin as “the supreme culinary achievement of our colonial culture.” Well-deserved!

tinolang-tahong

This is a great hapunan choice for a wondrous rainy evening! Kwentuhan man with the fam, or a night to catch up on old books, perfect ‘to! Check out our Tinolang Tahong recipe na ginawang katakam-takam with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. 

And if you’re in the mood for a dinner-movie bonding night with the fam, Molo Soup ang perfect para diyan! The  juicy molo dumplings are the highlight of this dish. Each piece of dumpling gives out a burst of flavor every time you bite in! Parang laging may surprise sa bawat kagat! Perfect with its warm delicious broth to beat the cold weather!

Molo-Soup

Check out our step-by-step Molo Soup recipe made more savory and delish with PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix!

There’s no such thing as rainy day blues with these heartwarming Pinoy ulam dishes. Impress your family by trying one of our rainy-day Pinoy classic recipes! And for more ulam ideas—rainy or sunny, make sure to log on to https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/cookmunity/.

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