Festive event with sumptuous fare unveils choices. Others in the running-‘adobo,’ ‘bulalo,’ chicken ‘inasal,’ crispy ‘pata,’ ‘daing na bangus,’ ‘kare-kare,’ ‘pancit canton,’ ‘pinakbet,’ ‘sisig’

Sinigang is the Ultimate Pinoy Dish and known to be Pinoy’s comfort food. Whether its pork, chicken or fish, sinigang is considered a complete dish – with vegetables, soup, meat and extenders. Truly, nothing beats Sinigang in every Pinoy’s heart.

The search is over, and your vote was counted after less than three months of a nationwide search for the Filipinos’ favorite local dish, Unilever Foodsolutions, with the Department of Tourism and the Inquirer Lifestyle,  I am proudly to share that SINIGANG is the winner.

Based on SMS results, sinigang garnered 83 votes, followed by chicken inasal at 79 and adobo at 74, from a total number of 436 votes. From the online voting, sinigang earned 3,941 votes; kare-kare, 2,134; and adobo, 1,940, from a total number of 13,949 votes.

So, the next question is how to cook sinigang and what are the ingredients of this dish. Kindly check below for more details.


1/2 kilo cubed pork
1/2 kilo pork ribs
1 small bunch spring onion
1 kilo ripe tomatoes
4 pieces gabi, cut in half
1/2 kilo sampaloc
10 cups rice washing or water
1 bunch kangkong
1 bunch sitaw
2 pieces eggplant, cut in 1 inch pieces
2 pieces radish, cut in 1 inch pieces
patis to taste
3 pieces long green chili

How to cook sinigang:

  • In a large pot, put together the cubed pork, the ribs, green onion and tomatoes mashed with a fork. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes till meat is tender.
  • In another pot put in the sampaloc with the water. Boil for about 10 minutes until the sampaloc is soft and mushy. Strain sampaloc water.
  • When the meat is just tender but not overcooked, pour the sampaloc water into the large pot. Add the vegetables according to firmness, beginning with the gabi, then the radish, sitaw and kangkong in the last few minutes of cooking. Season with patis. The chilies may be added if a hot fiery sinigang is desired.

Source: Filipino Food Recipe