Top Must-Know Filipino Sinigang Recipes!

Since Sinigang has already been set as the ever-sought comfort food for Filipinos, it is no doubt how there are innumerable variations for this dish- and this count is still possibly increasing in number even right at this moment. This scheme of variation, in fact, isn’t reflected only by its origin and some twist in its cooking step, rather, these kinds of differences we are talking about is reflected by the main ingredients and most importantly, by the used souring agent… you see, Sinigang isn’t just all about tamarinds and pork. That’s just the starting point of knowing the many identities of Sinigang, to be honest!

These listing down of all the Sinigang that some of us are already enjoying right now isn’t an attempt to rank them down and come up with what’s the best. That’s because every single one among these dishes possesses their own signature which marks their differences with which we couldn’t and should not ever dare to look at as a subject of comparing and contrast, with and against others- nonetheless, that is an act of removing that one acclaimed identical property of Sinigang… that of which is being emblematic to the culture and to the people per se, who are both cultivating and enjoying that kind of Sinigang.

Before anything else, we are kindly reminding each one among the list with which you’re about to see could have a possibility of activating your oral cavity to produce some enzyme containing saliva… and utmost, the only accountability that we would be taking is the need to open only more doors for you in order to fulfill your needs in the best possible way.

This list is composed of the types of Sinigang you may have had already heard about once but doesn’t really have an idea in regard as much; types of Sinigang that you may not have an idea that is actually existent; lastly, that variation of Sinigang that you… might have been thinking about all along. To prevent prolonging the agony, grab now your pen and paper folks- and make sure you’ll be able to hold yourself up until the end of this article. Let’s go!

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Sinigang na Salmon Recipe

We have talked about that one of the ways to prepare a variation in Sinigang is to actually have (even) its main ingredient modified. At this point, we have fish as the main source of meat for the meal- and among one of the most favored fish is, of course, the one which we have here is Salmon.

This kind of Sinigang generally uses Salmon fillet. Yet, this fish’ head and belly, together with its steak form could also be used.

Sinigang sa Salmon is not only simple and quick to prepare but could also make anyone who’d dare to create it an instant master chef when it comes to Sinigang-making! Oooohh, that’s hot.

This Sinigang- unlike the others, is said to be best served in cold weathers instead. As this Sinigang na Salmon could give you the warmth that you need- and that cozy feeling, of course. In addition to that, the recommended sawsawan for this (if ever that you’re into such) is a combination of patis (fish sauce) and tadaaah- red hot sizzling chili peppers!

For those are beginners in cooking, beyond from checking out the many simple yet mouthwatering recipes that we have on the other shelf, it is highly suggested that in the realm of the Sinigang world- on this one is where you should begin your conquest. With no further ado, this is how you make Sinigang na Salmon (Note: We will be using Salmon’s head for this one! Exciting, huh? Indeed!)

Enjoy as you learn! (… and crave?)


Sinigang na Salmon Recipe

Panlasang Pinoy total estimated serving time for Sinigang na Salmon: 40 minutes.


  • 3 pieces of salmon heads
  • 1 pack Sinigang sa Sampaloc mix
  • 1 pack, tamarind base mix
  • 1 L of water
  • ½  lb kangkong
  • 1 tomato cut in cubes
  • 1 (big) onion cut in cubes
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper



  1. First, saute the cubed tomato and onion for 2-3 minutes. Cook each of the 3 pieces of Salmon heads for 3 minutes allotted for each side.
  2. Ass up the 1-L water and wait until it boils- allow the broth to simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. The Sampaloc mix should be added and must be allowed to simmer for 5 minutes. Afterward, the 1 tbsp fish sauce should be combined.
  4. After that, tadaah! Your masterpiece is now ready to be served (after 5 minutes of letting it cool a bit down, of course!)


Sinigang sa Ube Recipe

If you have this kind of liking with which includes the combination of sweetness and sourness in one dish- altogether set in a soup with a thicker consistency than how you normally expect your Sinigang to be, then Sinigang sa Ube is most probably the top must-that you should have on the list!

This kind of Sinigang is undeniably relatively new, and originally, the idea of coming up with the usage of Ube is because of its relative taro- one which is already usually used in serving Sinigang.

Because this kind of Sinigang is not the kind of Sinigang you could found just anywhere else, here is a recipe of how to create one that could easily serve as your guide! Now ready for a whole new level of creaminess? Here you go- all luck to you, Panlasang Pinoy folk!


Sinigang sa Ube Recipe

Panlasang Pinoy total estimated serving time for Sinigang sa Ube: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • 1 kg pork belly cut in cubes
  • 1 pack of Sinigang tamarind mix
  • 3 cups cubed Ube
  • 150-200 g okra medium sized, sliced in half
  • 1 bundle of kangkong
  • ½ radish, sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped (preferably large)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 pcs of green chilies
  • 1 L of Water
  • Fish sauce
  • Ground black pepper



  1. Put both the pork and the chopped tomatoes in a pot and add up the 1L of water- allow it to boil and simmer afterward for around 30 minutes.
  2. Add up the 3 cubes of ube and sliced pieces of radish; then allow another 30 minutes for simmering. Afterward, the sinigang mix should be put in the pot.
  3. The chilies and sliced okra should follow; after 5 minutes, a bunch of kangkong leaves should be placed.
  4. For the final part, after turning the heat off, season your Sinigang sa Ube with the use freshly ground black pepper. Also, fish sauce.


Sinigang sa Strawberry Recipe

If Sinigang sa Ube had been able to not shock you that much, then we expect you to not be that startled with the use of strawberry as the main souring agent for this version of Sinigang.

Although it is clear that Sinigang sa Strawberry is not given that full-time-and-all-from-the-crowd kind of attention as much as the others, Panlasang Pinoy would not like to take away the chance of learning how to prepare this one from you!

Hence, with the right kick of sweetness and that tangy taste Sinigang is well-known for… and if you have the taste buds exactly looking for the same kind, then here you go!


Sinigang sa Strawberry Recipe

Panlasang Pinoy total estimated serving time for Sinigang na Salmon: 40 minutes.



  • ½ kilograms pork belly, cut in cubes
  • 1 pack of Sinigang tamarind mix
  • 1 bundle of kangkong
  • 2 medium-sized eggplant, sliced
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 cup strawberries, halved
  • ½ cup strawberries, garnish upon serving
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 2 pieces of Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper



  1. Pour water and add boil meat for boiling; simmer for 30 minutes until tender.
  2. Add up the Sinigang tamarind mix and season with the 2 tbsp of fish sauce, salt and pepper; Also, put in the pot the sliced piece of radish and wait until 3 minutes before adding the other set- which consists of eggplants, tomatoes, green chilli peppers, and of course, our main add-up ingredient- the strawberries.
  3. Cover and turn off the heat.
  4. Serve hot and garnish it with strawberries!


Are you thrilled with the list of Sinigang recipes that we have elaborated above? If so, here are another Sinigang variations you could try, and if you wanted us to deliver the step-by-step recipe and goodness we have done just like above- then let us know!

Nonetheless, for now- here are other Sinigang recipes that are waiting to be unveiled- and oh, they’re counting on you!


An exciting list, huh? Don’t waste the chance to have a detailed list of all that is on our pending-shelf within a single scroll. For now, you can check other non-Sinigang but just as equally mouthwatering recipes, here!



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