Sinigang na Bangus (Milkfish in Tamarind Broth)

There are two soup dishes from the Philippines, which, I dare say, are the top 2 national favorites:  sinigang (a sour soup that is usually tamarind based) and nilaga (boiled beef with vegetables – pechay and potatoes).

Yesterday, a busy day, I decided to cook sinigang na bangus (milkfish in tamarind broth) for lunch.  The fact that it only takes about 30 minutes to cook (it might be longer if using pork instead of fish) just makes this soup-slash-viand all the more appealing.

I have to admit that I cheated in making this dish.  I sought the help of Knorr Tamarind Soup Base Mix.  Hee hee.  *wink*  I hope this little admission of guilt doesn’t make my Nanay turn in her grave.  Tamarind isn’t always availalble in the Asian supermarket we go to.  My Mom and I have tried using lime as our sour soup base, but it just wasn’t the same.

It’s been a while since we’ve had sinigang.  Abby loved it and constantly asked to be served extra green beans (no stringbeans at the supermarket so green beans it was for us!).  With only Hubby, Abby and me partaking of the sinigang, I get to have the fish head (back home, it’s my Mom who has that privelege.).  Woot!

With cooler weather making it’s way to our part of the world soon, it looks like we’ll be having sinigang a little more often. ;)

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3 Responses to “Sinigang na Bangus (Milkfish in Tamarind Broth)”

  1. Twinkie says:

    Naku po! SInigang na Bangus! Ate Weng, sobrang hilig ng asawa at anak ko sa sinigang. Every month or twice a month kami nag-uulam pero mix ang gamit ko. Pasensiya na lang sila.

    Sa Pilipinas wantisawa kami diyan kasi business ng Nanay ni Jose ang isda kaya lalo ko sila na-miss sa luto mo. Dito puro na lang pork… Hay!

    Have a very blessed weekend! Enjoy! :D

    Twinkies last blog post..There She Goes # 9


  2. Meeya says:

    may ni-suggest si mariel sa akin, yung tamarind paste or something like that na from thailand. try mo hanapin sa iyong suking asian store. :)


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