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

Updated on August 1, 2019
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Sinigang na bangus
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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

Ingredients

  • 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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Utensils

For Preparation:

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

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • soup ladle

Instructions

  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.
sinigang na bangus
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Tips and Techniques

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

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        4 weeks ago from California

        Hi Aesta1,

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

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        Mary Norton 

        4 weeks 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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