Literally translated – this actually means hot rice. Of course – the more accurate translation is rice soup. For us Filipinos, we distinguish Arroz Caldo ( rice porridge with Chicken ), goto ( rice porridge with cow intestines ), the common man’s lugaw ( rice porridge – plain ), and congee ( the Chinese rice porridge ).
For me – I like lugaw and Arroz Caldo. While I was in bed with a temperature of 39 degree Celsius, I craved for lugaw. I asked one of the queens to run to the nearest KFC and get Arroz Caldo. Yes – in the Philippines, KFC serves Arroz Caldo. Makes sense because it’s a chicken dish.
The Arroz Caldo was great – but I couldn’t tell because for the past three days, everything tasted like cardboard.