How to Cook Sinigang na Bangus: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

Updated on December 7, 2019
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Sinigang na bangus
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Sinigang na Bangus for the Rainy Season

Sinigang is a very popular Filipino soup with a savory and sour flavor. Tamarind is commonly used to flavor this soup, but sometimes other ingredients such as miso, guava, and mango are incorporated, as well. Bangus is the Filipino word for milkfish (known in Hawaiian as awa and in Tahitian as ava). This fish typically lives in tropical waters.

It is particularly nice to enjoy a hearty meal of sinigang na bangus during the rainy season.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 3 to 4 servings


  • 1 medium bangus (milkfish), sliced
  • 100 grams eggplant, sliced
  • 50 grams ladies finger, sliced
  • 50 grams snow peas, snapped in half
  • 50 grams string beans, cut into 2-inch sections
  • 50 grams winged beans, snapped in half
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 long chili
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 4 tablespoons tamarind powder
  • salt, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • cooking oil
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For Preparation:

  • 2 large bowls
  • 2 medium bowl
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • soup ladle


  1. Heat oil in a pot. Saute ginger, scallion, and tomato.
  2. Pour in the water.
  3. Add the bangus (milkfish), tamarind powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to the boil.
  5. Add the eggplant, string beans, ladies finger, snow peas, and long chilis.
  6. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve while still hot.
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Tips and Techniques

  1. Add any similar vegetables for added variety.
  2. Use fresh tamarind if available.
  3. Adjust tamarind powder based on your personal preference.

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        10 months ago from Manila

        Hi Aesta1,

        This recipe is one of my favorites especially during cold weather.

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        Mary Norton 

        10 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        My mouth started to water when I read this. It's so good when the fish is really fresh.


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