When it comes to comfort food, sotanghon soup usually comes into one's mind. This sumptuous soup dish includes sotanghon, or clear noodles made from mung beans, and minced beef or chicken. The orange hue is provided by achuete (annatto) seeds. Chopped leeks, fried garlic and hard-boiled egg can also be added to sotanghon soup before serving.
Beef sotanghon soup is one of the best-selling offerings at Lina's Refreshment in Malolos. It has become my habit to eat this soup dish everytime I visit the eatery. A filling snack or meal can be availed of for only 30 pesos per bowl.