Bangus Sinigang Recipe (Sinigang na Bangus)

Bangus Sinigang

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Sinigang ng Bangus or Milkfish in Sour Broth is an all-time favorite dish of many Filipinos.  It is a dish made of vegetables boiled in sour broth, cooked until the vegetable turn glossy before adding the milkfish.  The sour taste of tamarind juice gives the distinctive taste of the broth.  One of the main ingredients is the milkfish.


  • 1 Medium Size Milk Fish (Bangus); cut into desired pieces
  • 1 ginger root, crushed
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion; sliced
  • 1 radish; sliced
  • 1 eggplant, sliced
  • 5 string beans cut into 2” lengths
  • 1 cup kangkong leaves
  • Sinigang mix or 2 crushed Tamarind (Sampalok)
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt or fish sauce (patis)


  1. In a casserole, parboil fish with enough water to cover.
  2. Add ginger root.
  3. Simmer until fish is half cooked.
  4. Add onion, tomatoes, and Sinigang Mix. Simmer for few minutes, then add vegetables.
  5. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
  6. Cook until done.
  7. Serve with rice.


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Keywords: fish stew, sour soup, comfort food, rainy-day soup, traditional