Food is not just an everyday staple but a manifestation of a country’s culture. Every sip and bite contain memories of the past whether it be sweet, spicy, sour, or salty. We also have our own comfort food that we grew up eating and munching on around the house thus when you taste a familiar flavor memories come flooding in; that’s why I love food! A new restaurant is in town and it best complements the cool and crisp weather of the City of Pines, the Soup District located along Leonard Wood Road is simply eye-catching with its red door and it welcomes each and everyone to try different types of soup from Asia.
Soup District’s Pork Buns are the perfect starters because its soft and chewy bread marries well with the savory pork inside. The owners are also the creators behind the Glyco Sweet Shop and it is no wonder that their bread and desserts are on point but we’ll talk about the sweets later hehe. Another starter is the Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls that is tasty and best paired with their array of soups.
The rainy season is creeping up on us and it is time to curl up and enjoy a heartwarming bowl of soup. At Soup District, they offer four different types of soup namely: Ramen, Kimchi Jjigae, Pho, and Tom Yum. All are equally tasty and delicious but my personal favorite is the one below – Pho. Ever since I have tasted Pho, I am amazed by the different flavors dancing in my taste buds – something that is not very common in Filipino food.
The Kimchi Jjigae is my next fave because I am a tofu lover. I wonder what our resident Koreans think about this dish haha but it is surely a two thumbs up in my book.
Other than soups, the restaurant offers rice dishes as well like the Hainanese Chicken Rice, Kimchi Rice, and more. I love the presentation, it looks like a lunch box and speaking of memories, lunch boxes have a special place in my heart because it reminds me of the student life. Anyway, the Hainanese Chicken Rice is definitely not shy with their rice – a staple for every Filipino.
Top off the flavorful meals with Soup District’s special desserts like the Green Tea Pannacotta and the Mestizaje. Green Tea lovers are in for a treat because the pannacotta is creamy and without a doubt captures the true green tea flavor.
However, the one that really got me is the Mestizaje. It is my first time to try it and it is one-of-a-kind. Each layer has a different texture and flavor that once together creates a delightful mix of your favorite desserts. Similar to the Brazo de Mercedes, a Pinoy favorite but with a twist in texture and flavor. It also has the right amount of sweetness and I can imagine myself eating this all day lol.
Once in a while, give other flavors and dishes a chance and you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Be open to different food because you do not only taste it as it is but a bit of the culture behind it as well. Try Soup District today!
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Have you tried their dishes as well? Comment your thoughts below and what are your personal faves too!