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Sinigang Recipe

Sinigang is a traditional Filipino sour soup that is typically made with pork, shrimp, or fish, and flavored with tamarind. This dish is known for its tangy and savory broth, which is made by simmering meat and vegetables in a tamarind-infused broth. Sinigang is a popular comfort food in the Philippines, especially during rainy or cold weather.



Sinigang Recipe
Sinigang Recipe


To make sinigang, you will need the following ingredients:


  1. - 1 lb pork ribs or pork belly, cut into bite-sized pieces

  2. - 1 medium onion, sliced

  3. - 2 medium tomatoes, quartered

  4. - 1 medium daikon radish, peeled and sliced

  5. - 1 medium eggplant, sliced

  6. - 1 bunch water spinach (kangkong) or bok choy, chopped

  7. - 1 packet sinigang mix (available in Asian grocery stores)

  8. - Fish sauce or salt, to taste

  9. - Water



Here is a step-by-step guide to making sinigang:


1. In a large pot, combine the pork ribs or pork belly, onion, and tomatoes. Add enough water to cover the meat and bring to a boil.



2. Lower the heat and simmer for about 1-2 hours, or until the meat is tender. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.


3. Add the daikon radish and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until the radish is slightly tender.



4. Stir in the sinigang mix and adjust the seasoning with fish sauce or salt, to taste. Add more sinigang mix if you prefer a sourer broth.



5. Add the eggplant and water spinach or bok choy and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked but still slightly crisp.



6. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve hot with steamed rice.


Sinigang can be enjoyed with steamed rice and a side of fish sauce with calamansi or chili peppers for added flavor. This dish is best enjoyed with family and friends, as it is meant to be shared and enjoyed together.



Overall, sinigang is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is a versatile dish that can be made with different types of meat and vegetables, making it a favorite among Filipino households. Try making sinigang at home and experience the flavors of this classic Filipino dish.


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