Philippines are famous for its unique culinary culture. Ruled by foreign cultures resulted in a blends of flavors with Philippine cuisine. Arroz cardo is the example. Arroz is the term for rice in Spanish, cardo is soup (chicken soup is common) as well. It is also similar with Chinese or Japanese congee (粥).
Such fresh and rustic flavors. This is one of the most recognizable Filipino national dish and a wonderful soup dish with lots of local ingredientes include sourness. Put meat or fish, several kind of vegetables and something sour such as Tamalind, Calamansi, vinegar or instant Sinigang powder, then simmer. It might be everyday meal in Philippines.