Favorite Filipino Takes on the Flavorful Sinigang That We Love!
Gari Sy Rivera | July 08, 2020
Whether it’s the rainy weather or the sun-out-shades-out season, Filipinos know Sinigang is arguably one of the best Filipino ulam for any time and day. It’s a favorite for every season and celebration; even on our normal days at home, nothing says home like a bowl of hot sinigang! Grab your tomatoes, okras, shoots of kangkong and let’s go through our favorite takes on sinigang and get that sour and kilig factor that we just can’t get enough of! (Don’t forget to have extra rice on hand too!)
Sinigang na Baboy
Pork sinigang is what first comes to mind for most of us and it definitely deserves the top spot on this list. This take on sinigang is definitely appreciated and loved for its traditional, collective taste of meat, veggies, and sourness that embodies the warmth of home. Sinigang na baboy is also versatile in the way it's cooked in flavor. May it be sinigang na baboy sa sampalok (tamarind), gabi (taro), bayabas (guava), or kamias (bilimbi), they all speak the true essence of sinigang which is simply Filipino snug and goodness.
Sinigang na Hipon
Another favorite type of sinigang is shrimp sinigang for sure. It’s mostly cooked in sampalok or kamias with kangkong, tomatoes and onions included getting the overall perfection of shrimp, soup, and sourness in one. Sinigang na hipon has a bit of that stronger, extra tang that we crave for from time to time, it is definitely god-tier sinigang for those who love seafood!
Sinigang na Salmon
What is seafood sinigang without the option of having salmon? This special take on sinigang definitely catches our eyes and stomachs (as if sinigang, in general, doesn’t leave us drooling already!) The smell of cooked salmon immersed in sinigang na sampalok or kamias is definitely a treat for those in the mood for a hot dish of seafood sinigang, add some shrimp to the pot to take things up a notch!
Sinigang na Baka
When it comes to savoring sinigang, beef sinigang is the way to go. The best way to get that full-on sinigang na baka flavor is to take all the time you need to slowly simmer the beef in bayabas, sampalok or kamias, to bring out the tender, sour-y perfection that everybody loves! Add the rest of the sinigang players such as labanos (radish), sigarilyas (winged beans), sitaw (green beans) and okra and you’re good to go.
Sinigang na Bangus
Sinigang na Bangus does not get enough love but we’re surely here for it! Mostly cooked as sinigang na miso, sampalok or kamias, this take on sinigang is perfect for a simple yet flavorful sinigang craving. With its colorful look and tangy taste, how could we not love this? Don’t forget some patis on the side for a bit more of that wow factor while digging in!