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Sinigang is a traditional Filipino soup known for its savory and tangy flavor. Made with a variety of ingredients, including meat, vegetables, and tamarind, this dish offers a delightful balance of flavors. Follow this detailed recipe to create a delicious Sinigang that will surely leave your taste buds satisfied.


- 500 grams of pork ribs or beef, cut into serving pieces

- 1 medium-sized onion, chopped

- 2 cloves of garlic,

- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, quartered

- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

- 8 cups of water

- 1 medium-sized radish, peeled and sliced

- 2 medium-sized eggplants, sliced diagonally

- 10-12 pieces of okra

- 1 bunch of kangkong (water spinach), trimmed

- 2 pieces of long green chili peppers (siling pangsigang)

- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce (patis)

- 2 tablespoons of tamarind soup base mix (sinigang mix)

- Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large pot, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, then sauté until the onions become translucent and the garlic turns slightly golden.

2. Add the tomatoes to the pot and cook until they soften and release their juices, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Add the pork ribs or beef to the pot and cook until lightly browned on all sides. This step enhances the flavor of the meat.

4. Pour the water into the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the meat becomes tender and easily falls off the bones.

5. Once the meat is tender, add the radish, eggplants, and okra to the pot. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked but still slightly crisp.

6. Add the fish sauce and tamarind soup base mix to the pot. Stir well to dissolve the mix and incorporate it into the soup. Adjust the taste by adding salt and pepper as needed.

7. Finally, add the kangkong and long green chili peppers to the pot. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the kangkong wilts and the chili peppers release their spiciness.

8. Remove the pot from heat and serve the Sinigang hot with steamed rice.

Note: Sinigang can be made with other meat options such as shrimp, chicken, or fish. Adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the choice of meat.

Enjoy your homemade Sinigang, a classic Filipino comfort food that brings together the freshness of vegetables, the richness of meat, and the tanginess of tamarind

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