Suam na Mais (Filipino Corn Soup)

Suam na mais is a Filipino corn soup cooked with sliced pork and shrimp. It is great to serve this as an appetizer or as a viand served with cooked rice. As much as possible, use the white variety of corn instead of yellow corn because it softer, more delicate and it is the traditional corn used in cooking suam na mais, but you can use the yellow variety if non is available.


How to Cook Suam na Mais (Filipino Corn Soup)
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Recipe type: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup pork, sliced
  • ½ cup shrimps, shelled
  • 4 cups shrimp broth
  • 1 cup uncooked white corn, shredded
  • 1 cup ampalaya or bitter melon leaves
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
How to cook Suam na Mais:
  1. In a medium size pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute until soft.
  3. Add in pork and shrimps and saute until slightly brown.
  4. Add shrimp broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until pork is tender.
  5. Put in the corn and simmer until corn is cooked.
  6. Add in the ampalaya leaves, simmer for another minute then serve hot.


Suam na Mais