Rainy Day Cravings with Malagos

Soup for rainy day

The Philippines, unlike other countries,  only has two seasons: the rainy and sunny season. Recently, the rainy season started. On most afternoons, we now enjoy the calming sound of rain as we sit amazed on how each drop makes everything around us greener and feel lighter. The cold temperature also makes you want to pause for a while, absorb every beautiful sensation, and enjoy what nature has to offer. Of course, what better way to enjoy this season than with comforting food as well? So to make rainy days even more relaxing and easy, here are five Malagos Homegrown Produce recipes you can enjoy at home:

Sinigang na Malasugue. When finding the best fish in our collection, make sure to stay tuned on Malagos’ “Today’s Harvest” category. We are quick in posting our fresh catch and you surely don’t want to miss them. There are days that we also offer Blue Marlin fish which is best for sinigang on a rainy day! To have one for your family, simply pour a liter of water in a pan, add diced tomatoes and onions, season with salt and pepper, then bring it to a boil. Next, put in the sinigang mix, green chili pepper, and squeeze in some lemon juice for added sourness. After two minutes, add the Malasugue fish and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cabbage, let it simmer for another three minutes and voila! A hot, steamy bowl of sinigang ready for a cold, rainy day. 

Malagos Siomai and Vegetable Lumpia. A healthy and light snack is best to have when the rain just started at 3:00 PM and you are almost done for the day. These dishes are undeniably some of Malagos Homegrown Produce’s best sellers. Deep-fried or steamed, enjoy these scrumptious snacks anytime you want. Best served with chili sauce and toyomansi, you’d surely be wanting more. 

Pork Bone Soup. This is probably one of the easiest soups to prepare during this season. It is warm and hearty. Simply prepare a one-pot pork bone broth by adding water and the pork bones together. Let it simmer until the meat is tender. Add ginger and spring onions. You can use an instant pot or pressure cooker to accelerate the process. If you choose to use the stovetop, turn on low heat to simmer until the meat is soft or the soup is milky. This usually takes about 45 minutes to one hour. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes. Pour in carrots, pechay, and potatoes and wait for it to be cooked. Lastly, season the broth with salt and pepper. As simple as that and you’ll have your Pork Bone Soup for the family to enjoy! 

Fried Mamsa Fish. Known to be one of the healthiest fish, the Mamsa fish provides a lean source of omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and minerals. Due to its pungent smell and taste, the best way to enjoy this is by simply frying it. Here’s a wise tip: the best way to make the pungent smell disappear is by marinating the fish in calamansi, salt, and pepper. Pair it up with two cloves of finely chopped garlic and a little brown sugar too. Let it sit for ten minutes. After this, you can now fry the fish on medium fire for at least five minutes each side or until the meat turns golden brown. 

While it is great to enjoy everything we love when it's the rainy season. It is equally important to choose healthy options too. These days, we cannot afford to get sick. The rapid spread of the coronavirus is keeping all of us on our toes. With its flu-like symptoms, one can never be sure. This is why if you are looking up “where to buy online grocery near me” do make sure that what they offer is fresh homegrown produce that will help you fight off any virus. The Malagos Homegrown Produce is a Davao online grocery and delivery that offers fresh homegrown produce from our local farmers. Tagged as one of the most trusted online grocery and delivery in Davao, we have nothing but a service you no less deserve. Be extra safe these days. Stay home, stay homegrown with the Malagos Homegrown Produce.