When most people think of instant soup, they picture a hard pack of Ramen Noodles at the local dollar store. While that is an option you can look to on a budget, there are many products available that add a little flare to the traditional idea of instant soup. Before you give up on ever eating good, fast soup again, you might want to see what you can get from the Filipino foods out there. Here is a brief overview of some great foods to eat on a budget.
Who says that Campbell's is the only company that can make soup in a can? There are many Filipino manufacturers who offer great tasting Filipino soups in a can for easy cooking. You could get a can of curry or a can of flavored broth just as easily in the Philippines as you could in the states. The only difference is the flavor and the cultural experience you get in every bite. Canned soup may not have as long of a shelf life as some other forms of instant soup, but it has a heartiness and flavor that cannot be matched.
Powdered soups are meant to focus more on the flavors of the soup than the noodles and other elements within it. These soups are incredibly affordable, but they may not be ideal if you need to feed a large group of people. If you want a great tasting broth that happens to contain some meat or vegetables, powder could be the perfect solution for you. Worse comes to worse, you could use the powder in a Filipino recipe for an extra pop of flavor when you need it.
Cup soup is one of the more well known forms of instant soup on the market, and that is because it is easy to work with. It has the container already with it, so you do not have to worry about bringing a bowl with you when you need to eat. The Philippines offers a variety of flavors that you would not be able to find in American instant soup options, and the pricing for Filipino foods is plenty affordable no matter where you live. If you want a taste of the Philippines in a short amount of time, you should look into getting some cups of soup for your breaks at work.