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Sinigang is a Philippine dish famous for the variety of ingredients. Sinigang often incorporates fish, pork, chicken, shrimp, or beef. This time we’ll use Shrimp for our recipe. Sinigang’s characteristic taste is attributed to the ingredient that gives its sour taste and most commonly use ingredient is Tamarind or Sampalok for its sour taste.

sinigang na hipon recipe

Estimated preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes

Sinigang na Hipon Ingredients:

  • 1 Kilo Shrimp
  • 12 pcs Tamarind (Sampaloc) or 1 pack Sinigang Mix
  • 1 big Onion (diced)
  • 3 big tomatoes (quartered)
  • 2 pieces Radish (sliced)
  • 1 bundle Sitaw (Strringbeans)
  • 1 bundle Kangkong (cut into 2″ long)
  • 3 pieces long green pepper
  • 5 cups ricewash or water
  • Salt or Patis (fish sauce)

Sinigang na Hipon Cooking Instructions:

  • Boil Tamarind in rice wash or water to soften.
  • Pound and extract all juices and set aside.
  • In a casserole, boil rice wash or water, Tamarind juice, onions, tomatoes and Radish.
  • Lower fire, add in Shrimps, Kangkong, Sitaw and green long pepper.
  • simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt or patis.
  • Serve hot.

sinigang na hipon recipe

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4 Responses

  1. Weekend at Malabon. « Embracing Everyday

    January 25th, 2009 at 12:04 pm


    […] were on their day-off too, so Papa helped out Mama with preparing dinner that night of Sinigang na Hipon. It was endearing to see them both at work in the […]

  2. kidlat_tahimik

    March 15th, 2009 at 7:54 am


    perfect!!! thanks for sharing this simple recipe. your site helps me improved my cooking ever since i took over the kitchen from my mother-in-law who passed away last july 2008. we remember her every time I prepare a particular menu that taste like her original recipe.

  3. batanguenong loverboy

    March 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm


    malaking tulong talaga itong site nyo.though marunong na akong magluto iba pa rin kapag merong checklist.kung minsan kc nkklimutan ko na yung ibang recife kaya di makumpleto ang lasa.hanep galing talaga.salamat po ng marami.

  4. Trisha

    May 18th, 2010 at 8:28 am


    this is my bf’s fave dish. thanks for the help!

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