Sinigang na Hipon Recipe

Sinigang na Hipon - Recipe

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Sinigang is considered as the national dish of the Philippines.  There are many ways of preparing this kind of dish and one of the most well-known recipes is Sinigang na Hipon.  The Sinigang na Hipon Recipe is a sour dish and shrimp is the main ingredient.


  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 lb Shrimps (with skin and head), seasoned with a little salt
  • 3 Plum Tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 White Radish, sliced
  • 2 mild Green Chile Peppers
  • 6 Okra
  • 11/2 cups freshly squeezed Tamarind juice or to taste*
  • 2 Tablespoons Fish sauce or use Salt instead, to taste
  • 1 (10 oz) pack fresh Spinach or 12 bunches of Kangkong


  1. In a large pan, bring the water to a simmer (almost boiling).
  2. Add the tomatoes, onions and sliced radishes and cook until the latter are tender-crisp (half-cooked).
  3. Add the green chili peppers, okra, and tamarind juice and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and season with salt or fish sauce, to taste.
  5. Cook for another 4-5 minutes or until shrimps are cooked and veggies are all tender.
  6. Check the seasoning at this point – add more souring agent, fish sauce or even water, if necessary – whatever your taste buds tell you!
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Stir in the Kangkong or spinach and then cover and let it wilt and cook for a couple of minutes. The steam from the hot soup should cook it quick.
  9. Ladle into bowls and enjoy immediately!
  10. Serve with Rice.


This video shows another recipe for sinigang na hipon.