Sinigang na Hipon delicious soup and tender shrimps is simply irresistible!


Sinigang is one of the most popular and favorite Filipino dishes among locals. It is right there with Adobo although maybe not (yet) quite as popular internationally. Most cultures have their own version of flavorful sour soup. Sinigang na hipon is the popular Filipino style that uses sour tamarind as a base flavor and includes shrimp. You can personalize your soup by adjusting the vegetables. You might leave out tomatoes and add more celery, for instance. Then, serve your delicious soup with steamed rice and fish dipping sauce.

This delicious soup and tender shrimps is simply irresistible! It’s a rather simple recipe because of the ingredients but the flavor will be what will blow your mind. Fresh sampaloc or tamarind is boiled and stewed to release its distinct flavor. (You can simplify this step by using a premade pack.) Then it’s just putting everything together in a pot, simmering until tender and cooked through, and it’s ready to serve. Sinigang na Hipon is easily prepare by cooking the shrimp and vegetables in boiling water. The souring agent (whether natural or in powdered form) are added in the middle of the process. The commonly used souring agent is tamarind. However, other fruits such as guava, tomato, bilimbi (known as kamias), green mango, pineapple, and wild mangosteen (santol) can also be used.

Here are the instructions on how to cook Sinigang na Hipon. 1st step. Pour the water in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. 2nd step. Add onions and tomatoes and cook until texture becomes soft. 3rd step. Put-in the sinigang mix and simmer for 2 minutes. 4th step. Add the banana pepper and string beans and simmer for 3 minutes. 5th step. Add the shrimps and fish sauce then simmer for 5 minutes. 6th step. Add the water spinach, turn the heat off, and cover the pot. Let stand for 5 minutes. 7th and last step. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

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