Sinigang Ha Hipon Sa Sampalok (Shrimp In Tamarind Soup) Recipe

  • 1/2 kilo shrimp ( I used tiger shrimp or sugpo)
  • 3-4 cups water or rice wash
  • 2 pcs. big red plump tomatoes quartered
  • 1 large onion
  • Prepared tamarind soup base or you can use ready-made Sinigang mix (in bottle or pack) 
  • Kangkong or Water Spinach
  • other vegetables (eggplant, radish, string beans)
  • 3 pcs. finger chili 
  • Patis or Fish Sauce to taste 
Sinigang Ha Hipon Sa Sampalok (Shrimp In Tamarind Soup) Recipe

  1. Make a tamarind soup base by boiling a handful of tamarind fruit in water or rice wash (hugas-bigas) until tender. Mash the tamarind while still boiling. Use a strainer to filter bits of tamarind. 
  2. Add tomatoes and onion to the soup base and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the to tomatoes are tender.
  3. Add all vegetables except kangkong and bring to a boil. 
  4. Once boiling, add the shrimp and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Season with patis before dumping the Kangkong.
  6. Lower the heat, let the broth simmer for 2 minutes. Make sure that all the vegetables are cooked just right. Serve.

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