Pork Sinigang Recipe

Pork sinigang is a Filipino soup dish that is known for its sour and savory flavor. It is often served with steamed white rice and is a great way to introduce people to Filipino food. It is simple to make and can be tailored to individual tastes by adding more or less of the ingredients. For example, some people like to add more tamarind or fish sauce to make it more sour, while others like to add more vegetables. It is also great for leftovers as the flavors develop even more the next day.

pork sinigang


  • 2 lbs pork belly (or buto-buto)
  • 1 bunch string beans (sitaw), cut in 2 inches length
  • 1 bunch spinach (or kangkong)
  • 1/4 kg tomatoes (quartered)
  • 2 medium-sized eggplants (cut in 2 inches length)
  • 2 pcs chili peppers
  • 2 medium-sized onions (sliced)
  • 1 pc radish (labanos), sliced
  • 6 pcs okra
  • sinigang mix (good for 2 liters of water)
  • 2 liters water
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Heat a pot and put cooking oil in.
  2. Sauté the onions until their layers separate from each other.
  3. Add the pork belly and cook until the outer part turns light brown.
  4. Pour in the water. Add the tomatoes, radish & fish sauce then simmer for 40 mins. or until the pork is tender. We added first the radish & tomatoes so their flavors will dominate the dish.
  5. Add the eggplants, string beans, okra, chili peppers & sinigang mix then simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Put in the spinach, turn off the heat, and cover the pot. Let the spinach cook using the remaining heat in the pot.
  7. Serve hot & enjoy pork sinigang!

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