When the temperatures drop, what better way to get cozy than with a nice hot bowl of soup. Something that will make you feel warm and comfy and a cold day. Vegan sopas (soh-pahs), it’s comforting, it’s creamy, it’s delicious, and it’s hearty. Packed with vegetables, macaroni, and vegan hotdogs, this soup will definitely fill you up. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
Sopas basically means chicken noodle soup. I mean, there really isn’t a direct meaning for it, but for us Filipinos when you say sopas, we know what it is. This Filipino soup is cooked in a broth with milk, and filled with a bunch of vegetables such as carrots, celery, cabbage, and garlic and onions. And hotdog, another classic Filipino thing to add, it might sound odd, but it’s definitely not complete without it. Sopas is filling on its own but for a heartier meal, I usually eat it with warm pandesal, or any other tasty bread.
My mother always made this for me and my brother, not only for cold and rainy days, but also for when we were sick and especially after New Year’s day. It brings back so many memories and it definitely makes me miss my mom a lot. There are a variety of ways to make this, but my mom taught it to me this way. I have seen some recipes that add bell peppers and even celery, but I wanted to keep it as close as the way my mom made it. And it’s also the fact that both my mom and I don’t exactly love celery that much haha.
This soup originally calls for chicken and evaporated milk, but we all know that this is a plant-based blog. So I tested this dish a couple times with vegan “chicken” and honestly, I didn’t enjoy it as much. Most of these mock meats already have their own flavor added, and it threw me off. So, basically, I left it out, and honestly, I prefer it without it. The vegan hotdogs were enough for me. But if you are curious, you can totally add in whatever you want.
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