9 Classic Pinoy Comfort Food Perfect for The Cold Weather

The Ber Months have long been with us, and I’m sure you’ve already seen the drastic change. Aside from the sudden appearances of Christmas decorations and the sounds of Christmas carols filling the air, the weather is also starting to get a lot cooler. And what’s the best way to warm yourself up in this cold holiday season? With the best comfort food, of course!

Because we Filipinos love to eat, we have the classic dishes that are usually brought out when the temperature drops. I’m sure you have your own comfort food when the air becomes chilly. But if you’re looking for suggestions, here are 9 classic Pinoy dishes that are perfect for the cold weather–and where to get them:

9. Bulalo

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Bulalo is a savory beef soup made up of beef shanks with bone marrow, served with vegetables. Slurping up that marrow is the best part!

Suggestions on where to get it:

Bulaluhan sa Ramirez
#55 N. Ramirez St., Brgy. Don Manuel, Quezon City
Bulalo (Nilaga) at PHP 165

Myrna’s Bulalo Haus
138 Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
Bulalo Solo at PHP 120

7107 Culture + Cuisine
G/F Treston International College, 32nd St. cor C-5, BGC, Taguig
Bulalo V 2.0 at PHP 375

No.4 San Rafael St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Bulalo at PHP 400

8. Lomi

Lomi is a dish of egg noodles, thick broth, and a hearty amount of other ingredients such as chicken, egg, vegetables and even fishballs!

Suggestions on where to get it:

Andy’s Famous Batangas Lomi & Bulalo
98 Malakas Street, Quezon City
1 Kaunlaran Street, Calumpang, Marikina City
and other locations
Super Lomi at PHP 175

Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant
G/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
Lomi starts at PHP 110

Sampaguita St. Maligaya Drive, Quezon City
Batangas Lomi at PHP 60

7. Sinigang

Sinigang na Baboy

This sour soup is a classic Pinoy dish that is usually served with fish or pork and can be made with a variety of sour fruits such as tamarind.

Suggestions on where to get it:

various locations
Sinigang na Short Rib and Watermelon starts at PHP 215

2nd Floor Unit 201, 170 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Sinigang na Lechon with Strawberry at Php 490

Sentro 1771
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Sinigang na Corned Beef at PHP 595

6. Lugaw

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Lugaw is a type of rice porridge that can be served in numerous ways, but usually with chicken and a hard-boiled egg.

Suggestions on where to get it:

Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Duck Lugaw at PHP 385

Lugawan sa Tejeros
1066-B Pasong Tamo, Barangay Tejeros, Makati City
Lugaw starts at PHP 20

Goto Believe
640 San Rafael St. Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong
Lugaw starts at PHP 35

5. Batchoy


This Pinoy favorite originated in La Paz, Iloilo, and is a hearty noodle soup with pork innards and crispy pork skin served in chicken stock.

Suggestions on where to get it:

La Paz Batchoy de Manila
G/F CLR Building, Escoda St, Ermita, Manila
Batchoy starts at PHP 50

Ted’s Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy
various locations
Beef Batchoy at PHP 65

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar
various locations
Sarsa Batchoy starts at PHP 210

4. Tinola


Tinola is a chicken soup dish made with ginger and fish sauce flavored broth. It is served with vegetables and is perfect to pair with a cup of hot rice.

Suggestions on where to get it:

Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor 30th St., BGC, Taguig City
Tinolang Matanglawin at PHP 395

various locations
Chicken Tinola at PHP 295

3. Champorado

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Champorado is a type of rice porridge made with sweet (usually local) chocolate. Although now, there are alternatives to the classic chocolate such as ube! It is great to pair with dried salty fish such as ‘tuyo’ or ‘dilis’.

Suggestions on where to get it:

Early Bird Breakfast Club
G/F, Fort Pointe 2 Bldg, The Fort Strip, 28th St., BGC, Taguig City
Yin & Yang Champorado at PHP 275

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe
Flossom Place, 187 N. Averilla St., Greater San Juan, San Juan City
Ube Champorado at PHP 250

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
various locations
Chocnut Champorado at PHP 80

2. Tsokolate


This is a Pinoy hot chocolate drink made out of local cocoa tablets (also known as “tablea”).

Suggestions on where to get it:

155 B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Taza de Xocolat at PHP 175

The Chocolate Kiss Café
Ang Bahay ng Alumni, R. Magsaysay Street, UP Diliman Campus
Quezon City
Tsokolate at PHP 75

Tsoko.Nut Batirol
various locations
Tsokolate Ah Batirol starts at PHP 88

1. Kapeng Barako

the fat seed 9Single Origin Coffee by The Fat Seed

The Philippines has a variety of must-try local coffee beans from all over the country!

Suggestions on where to get it:

The Fat Seed
G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Local Specialty Coffee at PHP 135

Blocleaf Cafe
G/F Hop Inn Hotel, 1850 M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila
Local coffee starts at PHP 120

Local Edition Coffee and Tea
116 Perea St. Legaspi Village, Makati
Hand-crafted Coffee starts at PHP 135


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