The DIY Soup Kits to Try When It's Cold Outside
'Tis the season for soup!
(SPOT.ph) Has it sunk in yet that it’s officially December? Even if you’re still in disbelief like we are, you can at least feel it in the colder, chillier climate here in Manila today. And as temperatures drop, we find ourselves hankering for all things warm and hearty—like soup! Nothing beats hot soup warm off the stove, which is why frozen, ready-to-heat packs and DIY kits are a godsend. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones you can order today from restaurants and online sellers.
Warm up with these ready-to-heat soups and soup kits:
Pho24’s Beef Pho kit
Pho is pretty much the living definition of a soothing soup that’s as light as it is hearty. You can get your fix at home with Pho 24’s Pho Beef Fillet Home Meal Kit (P540/good for two), which comes with the pho soup base, beef, noodles, and other toppings for assembling your own bowl. Simply combine the noodles and meat, heat the broth, and pour the hot broth over and watch it magically cook the meat and noodles. Top with vegetables and other ingredients, and that’s it! You can order this kit through Foodpanda, GrabFood, LalaFood, or by sending Pho24 a message on Facebook.
For orders, find Pho24 on Foodpanda, GrabFood, or LalaFood. You can also send Pho24 a message on Facebook.
Babu’s DIY Laksa
For a deeply aromatic experience, you can’t go wrong with laksa—and Babu makes a fine version that you can prepare at home: the DIY Laksa (P750/good for two), which includes their creamy and flavorful soup base, noodles, chicken, and other toppings. You can easily assemble it by heating the soup base, submerging the chicken and other toppings (in their plastic packets) in a separate pot of boiling water, boiling the noodles, then plating everything together. You can fill out their order form to get your fix.
Ramen Ron’s Tantanmen Ramen kit
One of Ukokkei Ramen Ron’s best-known cult classics was their spicy and hearty Tantanmen. While it was formerly only available at dinner time, you can now enjoy it in DIY kit form (P480) and prepare it anytime you wish by ordering through their ramen-kit spinoff, Ramen Ron. It comes with tantanmen sauce, noodles that you can cook to your preferred doneness, and spring onions and chili powder for topping your dish. You’ll want to check out their social media pages for the next available delivery dates and fill out their order form.
Shangri-La at the Fort’s Wang’s Wonton Soup DIY Signature Kit
Ever find yourself hankering for a warm, flavorful wonton soup? Go for the Wang’s Wonton Soup DIY Signature kit (P325), which comes with superior broth, a bag of precooked noodles, bok choy, pork and shrimp dumplings, and pork char siu, as well as chili and soy sauce for dipping. This kit is available for orders through Shangri-La at the Fort’s website.
For orders, check out Shangri-La at the Fort’s website.
Din Tai Fung’s Cook-to-Eat Braised Beef Noodle Soup
Imagine slurping on a hearty soup with tender chunks of braised beef and springy noodles. Yes, you’re not dreaming! Din Tai Fung offers the Cook-to-Eat Braised Beef Noodle Soup (P440), which comes with handmade noodles, boiled beef, boiled tendon, and a braised-beef soup base. This is available for orders through The Moment Group’s delivery website, Moment Food.
For orders, check out Din Tai Fung on Moment Food.
Ramen Nagi’s Butao King kit
Ramen Nagi brings their signature soups to your home with their ramen kits, and you can’t go wrong with their Butao King kit (P790/good for two). While it’s the most basic ramen on their lineup, it’s by no means boring, with their milky tonkotsu soup base, noodles, chashu, and other toppings like leeks, kikurage, and more. The ramen is rich and seasoned just right, and you won’t believe you prepared it yourself. Simply visit Ramen Nagi’s delivery website for orders.
For orders, check out Ramen Nagi’s delivery website.
Chuck's Deli + Bakery’s Ready-to-Heat Mushroom Soup
Sometimes, you just need a simple, hearty soup sans any frills or fuss—and you can count on this ready-to-heat Mushroom Soup (P490) to fit the bill. It’s made with fresh mushrooms, sauteed onions, and herbs for a fresh and complex flavor you can’t get from the canned stuff. Just heat it up, maybe toast a baguette on the side for dipping, and serve away! This is available for orders through Growcery MNL.
For orders, check out Growcery MNL’s website.
Champion Hotpot’s Hotpot DIY kit
Miss going out to hot pot restaurants with your family? Here’s the next best thing: Champion Hotpot’s Hotpot DIY kits, which come in variants like Konbu (P890/good for two to three), Laksa (P1,090/good for two to three), and even Sinigang (P890/good for two to three). Each kit comes with broth, noodles, and a variety of vegetables and meats—and you can opt to add on extra portions, too. You can avail of these kits through their order form.
Looking for a rich noodle soup but have had enough of ramen? Here’s a tasty alternative: Stock at Home’s Khao Soi Nuea DIY Noodle Kit (P700), a.k.a. Thai beef curry noodle soup. This special soup originates from Chiang Mai, and Stock at Home’s version delivers on the proper depth of flavor. Each kit comes with dried noodles that you’ll be cooking in water, the soup base with beef chunks, and fried noodles, pickled mustard greens, and sliced shallots for topping. You also get lime wedges and Thai chili paste for seasoning your bowl. You can get your fix through Stock at Home’s order form.
Manam’s Ready-to-Heat Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon Sinigang
Manam’s one-of-a-kind Beef Short Rib & Watermelon Sinigang is one of their bestsellers for a reason: it combines tender short ribs and slightly-sweet watermelon in a way that they bring out the best of each other. Have it at home, freshly prepared by you, with these ready-to-heat frozen packs (P755/good for three to four). It’s got got cooked short ribs and their House Watermelon Sinigang soup base—just add veggies and cook rice on the side and you’re good to go! You can order this through Moment Food.
For orders, check out Manam on Moment Food’s website.
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