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Pinangat sa Sampalok (fish in tamarind fruit)

Pinangat sa Sampalok (fish in tamarind fruit) (1024x683)Pinangat(sour dish)…..Using tamarind fruit as the main ingredients in your sour dish would add excellent flavor especially in fish recipes. They said this dish can last upto a week without placing it inside your fridge. That’s why there is a joke for the word”pinangat” which originated from the word “pangat” when you add to another word it will have a different meaning as “pangatlong araw na ulam” meaning everyday food, re-heated and heated until you finish. You probably didn’t get it. As it is very hard to explain in english..hahahaha, back to the recipe. Yes, it can last upto a week because it is mainly compose of sour ingredients such as vinegar and tamarind fruit. A great lunch box idea for picnic for most filipinos. Try it!

Ingredients: serves 2-3 persons

  • 1/2 kg of baby jack mackarel cut in half
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced
  • 1 medium size onions sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 pcs tamarind fruit
  • 2 pcs long green chillies
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vinegar.


  • In a medium wide saucepan, place and arrange everything and bring to boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and prepare a dipping sauce made of fish sauce and chillies
  • Enjoy!

Sinigang na Baka (beef in sour soup)

Sinigang na baka(beef sour soup)…Like philippines famous adobo cooking can also cook this with chicken(sinampalukan), Pork, fish(sinigang sa miso), shrimp and more….Its a health soup compose of meats and vegetables.It’s a complete one dish meal!!!..Did you know that the nutrients found in sour soup are 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth than other foods. . . because it was made with its natural flavor of vegetables and meats…


  • 1 kl of  beef (mix of meat & bones)
  • 1.5 liters of water
  • 1 medium onions (quartered)
  • 2 tbsp of ginger slices
  • 2 pcs of medium tomatoes (quartered)
  • 4 pcs string beans (cut 2 inches approx)
  • 2 bunch of bok choy(optional) or kangkong preferably
  • 5 pcs ocra
  • 1 small raddish (sliced
  • 1 pc of egg plant (sliced)
  • 1 pck of sinigang mix (for 1.5 liter mix) / or 100 gms crushed sampalok (tamarind) 

* please slice your vegetables evenly


  • In a large sauce pan, boil beef with water and onions & ginger approx 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cooked for about 2-3 minutes and serve hot. Dont over cook veggies.
  • serve with fish sauce with chillies on the side.
  • Enjoy!!!!

Sinigang na baboy(pork in sour soup)

Sinigang na baboy…I consider this meal as one of the best food in my country. Its a one dish meal consist of pork meat and vegetables. You can also do this using beef (sinigang na baka) or fish (sinigang sa miso) or chicken(Sinampalukang manok)…Did you know that fresh vegetables in this soup are quickly and lightly cooked to provide an abundance of fiber, vitamins and minerals that make a healthy addition to any diet. Like tomatoes – eating benefit is its’ Lycopene content. Lycopene is a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases…

Ingredient: serves 4-6

  • 1 kl pork mea(liempo)
  • one liter water
  • 1 pc meduim onions (quartered)
  • 2 pcs  medium tomatoes
  • 1 pack sinigang mix (for a liter soup)
  • 8-10 pcs string beans (slice to approc 2 inches)
  • a bunch of kangkong (or bok choy optional)
  • 1 pc of eggplant (sliced)
  • 100 gm of radish (slice)
  • salt to taste 

* please slice vegetables evenly


  • in a large sauce pan, boil pork meat and onions in a liter of water for 30 minutes or until pork is half tender
  • add in vegetables in and seasoned with salt and sinigang mix. serve hot…


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