Shrimp Tamarind Soup

It’s rainy season and it’s time for the famous Filipino dish – Sinigang Na Hipon!

Sinigang has many Pinoy variations and this is one of its Pinoy variance – Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok  or  Shrimp In Tamarind Soup.

Sinigang means sour soup here in the Philippines and one of the most popular Pinoy dish and the easiest dish to cook. Actually you can cook Sinigang in may ways through the use of Sampalok (Tamarind), Kamias, Kalamansi, Santol and many more which i haven’t discovered yet 🙂

Almost every month we never fail to cook and eat this sumptuous and delightful dish at home. Hope you can try it too and give me feedback on your search of striking but savory Filipino (Pinoy) dish.

Pinoy Shrimp in Tamarind Soup or Pinoy Sinigang na Hipon

I learned to cook this dish since I was in grade school. Could you imagine that? Well, it all started with my lola (grandmother). Since we moved to my mom’s place during those time, I always at my lola’s side. So everyday I watched her cooking…

Sinigang na Hipon in Tamarind soup with kangkong leaves and eggplant
Sinigang na Hipon in Tamarind soup with kangkong leaves and eggplant

Atay’s (my lola’s name) Sinigang Na Hipon

Tamarind or Sampalok mix
Kangkong leaves, eggplant
Fish sauce (patis)

How to Cook:
1. Bring water to boil.
2. Put slice tomatoes and onions.
3. Pour Sinigang Mix.
4. Add fresh and cleaned shrimp plus the vegies.
5. salt or fish sauce to taste


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