Beef Sinigang

I am very fond of sour food and one of my favorite dish since I was a little girl is Sinigang.

Sinigang is a Filipino soup dish with a tamarind base and is best eaten with steamed rice.It may be pork, beef, shrimp or fish and is cooked with a variety of veggies which includes Swamp cabbage (kangkong), okra, radish, tomato, string beans, taro and eggplant.

Although I eat eggplants in a lot of dishes,no eggplants are allowed in my Sinigang. Eggplant has a very distinct flavor and I don’t like the taste of it when mixed with the sour soup.


750 g Beef Sirloin (preferably with fat), cut into chunks
ยผ kg unripe tamarind, boiled and juices squeezed out or
a packet of instant tamarind soup base
200g of swamp cabbage leaves
200g okra, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 horse radish, sliced
6 cups water or rice wash
3 tbsp fish sauce

โ™ฅ you can add the other veggies if you like but for tonight’s dinner I only prefer those veggies.


Most people sautรฉ garlic, onions and tomatoes with the meat but I think it only add up to the oil content of the dish. Straight boiling of the meat will taste the same.

  • Boil beef chunks in a pot with water or rice wash. Simmer for 30 minutes until it becomes tender.
  • Add the tamarind juices/instant tamarind soup base.Stir.
  • Add fish sauce and horseradish. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add okra and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the Swamp Cabbage and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

Perfect for a rainy evening!

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10 Responses

  1. I love sinigang too, shrimp and fish most especially. Soup is great especially if it's raining.

  2. yay! I love sinigang of any kind, sarap ng sinigang mo kasi may okra, dito walang mabili niyan fav ko pa man din.

  3. soo beefy! great for knorr ads! ๐Ÿ™‚ sabaw lang akin ha. isang serving.

    happy weekend peach!

  4. Soup is good, regardless of the weather, grins. This looks very good, though I do not believe I have tried tamarind. It's good to try new foods (but not duck eggs, I fear!)

  5. Looks delicious! I must say, I love to try new foods… I have never had this before… yummy!

  6. I had sinigang na bangus for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I like my beef with a little fat in sinigang. Have a great weekend!

  7. looks good! fave ni hubby yan … that's soul food for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks so much for playing again, Peachkins
    really do appreciate it!

    happy weekend
    ps. nope, you're not late. ako ang late. sa mga comments. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutterโ™ฅ. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more โ†’






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