Two of the most popular “feel-good” Filipino soups are “tinolang manok” (stewed chicken) and “bulalo” (beef shank soup). These two dishes are perfect for cold rainy days, but many will disregard the warm weather and dig in anyway when offered either of these soups. Here is the first of the recipes for these delicious soups.
Tinolang Manok is definitely one of the top comfort foods in any Filipino’s list. It is made with whole chicken cut up into serving pieces, chili leaves, onions, garlic, lots of ginger, and green papaya. If green papaya is not available, chayote can be used as a substitute.
To produce the best tinolang manok, one needs to have good stewing chicken. The most discriminating cooks will insist that the regular frozen poultry is not good enough. If at all possible, they want a newly slaughtered hen because that has more flavor to it. Here is a recipe for this awesome comfort food.
Now that you have prepared your soup, the only thing left to do is break out the bowls and spoons and eat your Tinolang Manok Soup.