Sinigang na Hipon is a classic Filipino dish, made with fresh shrimp and a tangy, sour broth. It is a traditional stew that is often served as a main course and can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as tomatoes, okra, eggplant, squash, and tamarind paste.
- 1 1/2 lb shrimp (with head)
- 1 bunch water spinach (kangkong), cut in 3-inch length
- 1 cup string beans (sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
- 2 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, quartered
- 1 large white onion, quartered
- 8 cups water
- 1 pack sinigang mix (tamarind soup base mix), about 1.4 ounce
- 2 pieces banana pepper (or long green pepper)
- Pour the water into a large cooking pot and bring to a boil
- Add onions and tomatoes and cook until the texture becomes soft
- Put in the sinigang mix and simmer for 2 minutes
- Add the banana pepper and string beans and simmer for 3 minutes
- Add the shrimp and fish sauce then simmer for 5 minutes
- Add the water spinach, turn the heat off, and cover the pot. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!