this recipe is ok except that authentic sinigang has no potatoes but taro roots, and you can also add snake/string beans, kangkong (water spinach), and eggplant. also, for a much easier process, just dump all the ingredients into the pot except for sinigang mix, which you add after the meat (or seafood) is cooked and tender. much time and effort saved this way with the exact same result. you can also add green chile for some heat!
I usually make a simpler version with just fresh veggies, cod, petise(fish sauce), tamarind and tomatoes. But this was a great dish... more original too :D
This recipe is one of our favorite dish, I don't sautee it. Instead I put all together the meat(you could use shrimp, pork, beef or chicken)pepper,tomatoe and onion. When the meat is tender, then i add the veggies (but no garlic and potato)i put okra, kangkong, eggplant, banana blossom (in the can) and taro root if meat but in seafood i don't put the taro root
I alwAys make this dish and its always a hit. I'm full Filipino and I'm of ilocano decent and we always put fresh slices of ginger. I usually put 3-4 thick pieces depending on how much you like ginger. It gives a nice fresh spice to your soup. Also like in another review fish sauce also tastes good in this dish. Asian eggplant, baby bok Choy and daikon are my fave trio of veggies.
I am half filipina ... this recipe made my mouth water and I immediately ran to the store to make it. Mom always added string beans, and some kind of dark green - mustard or turnip ... this was really good, but just not Mom's, you know? :) Can't wait to get home and beg Mom to make me a huge pot! It's a bit of chopping and prep, but once you get it all in the pot it's just waiting, ever so impatiently, for the timer to go off!!! Yummy - will definitely keep this recipe handy! Thanks for sharing!!
LOVE sinigang. i'm filipina so i grew up with this and make it myself at home. i normally don't saute anything tho? usually we boil the meat (choice of pork ribs, beef w/ bone for flavor or shrimp w/ heads still intact for flavor) till it is tender...then add the vegetables and tamarind soup. never put in potatoes or garlic tho. usually only bok choy...string beans..onion..and 1 small tomato. o and we sometimes put in spinach instead or eggplant and daikon radish is pretty good too..but i prefer bok choy and string beans. onion and tomato is a must since it's always in an authentic sinigang. oh and instead of salt...authentic sinigang usually uses "patis" in other words "fish sauce" found in asian markets.
i grew up with my mother putting in small taro roots instead of potatoes and she would also add a little bit of shrimp as well...very delicious!
Yummy...just substituted the bok choy for kale and fresh string beans -- and some red pepper for heat.
Awesome recipe! Tasted even better than my mom's! -thumbs up Dan Ho says thanks