We featured our favorite comfort food in a bowl a month ago. Since it’s that time of the year again that rain is frequently pouring and the good feeling to cuddle with your blanket, stay home if you could, watch your favorite movie or curl with a good book and hold your most favorite hot comfort food in a mug or a cup.
Comfort food in a mug or a cup for the rainy season
Sikwate or hot chocolate
Sikwate or Sikwati (hot chocolate) is very common here in Cebu. It is made from melting pure and raw chocolate tablets called tabliya. An option to add milk and sugar, Sikwate is closest to drinking dark chocolates in a liquid form.
It is best paired with budbud pilit (glutinous rice cake), puto maya (steamed glutinous rice flavored with coconut milk and ginger) and ripe mangoes.
Famous YouTube vlogger, Kyle Jennermann (a.k.a Kulas of #BecomingFilipino) featured the famous drink with his favorite pairing, buwad (dried seafood: fish or squid), suka (vinegar) and sili (chili). Watch the video below:
Super apir, Kulas!
Coffee or Tea
I am guessing it’s everyone’s hot drink: coffee. But if you don’t like the rush of caffeine, tea is an alternative. Not the cup you are getting from high-end shops (but they are good, too), coffee made from home is already a hit for the rainy season.
Tea in a bag is also good with different kinds of flavors like honey and lemon, earl gray or green tea can warm you up this cold weather.
Chicken broth with vegetables
From something sweet, let’s try something savory. Chicken broth soup is easy to make. Add some of your favorite vegetable bits and some beans and you’re good to go. You also need to saute garlic and onions for the preparation.
Check this blog on how to prepare this chicken soup.
Moving a little notch higher with the list is making scrambled eggs. If you like savory, fluffy, and tasty scrambled eggs on a rainy day, Coffee cup scramble is a must-try for comfort food in a mug.
You only need six (6) basic ingredients to create this yummy comfort food. Add some salt and pepper to taste. For the recipe and instructions, visit this blog.
You also need a microwave to prepare this.
Are you dying to have more chocolate when it rains? Worry no more. You can have this fast and easy-to-make chocolate brownie to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
A chocolate brownie in a mug is so delightful and can give you the best of fun and love for the rainy days. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a pinch of cinnamon powder on top of your creation and wallah, choco craving solved!
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It’s your turn! Do you have your favorite comfort food prepared and served during the rainy season? Leave your comments below and share your ideas for the best comfort food in a mug or a cup.