Tamarind Soup (Sinigang)

I love making this Sinigang recipe when I need a relatively quick meal loaded with veggies. I’ve listed a few vegetables but I’ve used many others such as okra, kabocha, and chayote to name a few. Feel free to toss in your personal favorite!

The reason this sinigang recipe is so fast is because I use the packaged sinigang mix. While I normally prefer to us a tamarind paste and build the flavor with fish sauce and other aromatics, the sinigang mix is just so easy! You can find the mix I used through this Amazon affiliate link

Ingredients

  • 1 small daikon radish
  • 1 large mild pepper such as an Anaheim pepper. You can use spicier peppers to taste
  • 3 bunches baby bok choy
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 tomato
  • several shrimp, peeled. As many or as few as you like.
  • 1 package sinigang mix
  • 2 liters of water or the amount request by the directions on your mix
  • 3 small taro. optional. You can substitute any starch (e.g. potato, kabocha, etc.)
  • white rice. steamed.

Directions

1. Peel daikon and taro (if you are using it). Slice them as well as the bok choy, onion, and tomato. Slice the large mild pepper in half once.

2. In a large pot over medium heat, pour water according do your sinigang mix instructions. Also add the sinigang mix. My mix called for 2 liters (8 cups) but I like mine more sour so I only added 6 cups. Add the onion and tomato. Cook for about 5 minutes or just before the soup begins to boil.

4. Add the daikon radish, taro (if available), and mild pepper. Let this boil and then turn the heat to low so the radish and taro will soften. This will take about 15 min. You can test the readiness of the radish using a fork or chopstick.

5. Once the veggies are cooked to your liking, add the shrimp and bok choy. Let the shrimp cook. This should take 5 to 10 minutes.

6. Remove from heat once the shrimp is finished cooking. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Affiliate Links

Sinigang mix: https://amzn.to/3OyqapR

Video

Recipe

Quick Sinigang

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small daikon radish
  • 3 small taro optional. You can substitute with any starch (potato, kabocha, etc.)
  • 1 large mild pepper such as an Anaheim pepper. You can use spicier to taste
  • 3 bunches baby bok choy
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 tomato
  • several shrimp peeled. As many or as few as you like
  • 1 package sinigang mix
  • 2 liters water or the amount requested by your sinigang mix
  • white rice steamed

Instructions
 

  • Peel daikon and taro (if you are using it). Slice them as well as the bok choyonion, and tomato. Slice the large mild pepper in half once.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, pour water according do your sinigang mix instructions. Also add the sinigang mix. My mix called for 2 liters (8 cups) but I like mine more sour so I only added 6 cups. Add the onion and tomato. Cook for about 5 minutes or just before the soup begins to boil.
  • Add the daikon radishtaro (if available), and mild pepper. Let this boil and then turn the heat to low so the radish and taro will soften. This will take about 15 min. You can test the readiness of the radish using a fork or chopstick.
  • Once the veggies are cooked to your liking, add the shrimp and bok choy. Let the shrimp cook. This should take 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat once the shrimp is finished cooking. Serve with rice and enjoy!