Filipino Sour Soup - Corned Beef Sinigang Sampalok

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Feb. 02, 2012

Filipinos love their sinigang. It's a very popular soup with a signature sour broth. If you've never had sinigang, you gotta try it. Most versions are made with seafood or pork. Today I have a beautiful corned beef brisket that I found at the market and I think the flavor of this meat goes quite well with the sourness of the broth. You're in for a real treat today so get ready!


Corned beef brisket 2 Pound
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Carrots 2 , sliced
Yellow onion 1 Medium , cut into wedges
Potatoes 2 Medium , peeled and cut into bite size pieces
Seasoning mix 37 Gram ((1 packet Sinigang Sampalok seasoning))
Daikon 300 Gram , cut into 1/4
Fish sauce To Taste
Fresh spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm)



1. In a pressure put the corn beef brisket along with 5 cups of water and cook it for about 45 minutes. If cooked in a regular pot, cook for 120 minutes.

2. Once the beef is cooked, take it out and slice it into bite sized pieces.

3. In the pot/pressure cooker with the broth (liquid the beef was cooked in, add in the sliced pieces of beef along with carrots, yellow onion and potatoes. Add a pack of sinigang sampalok seasoning and stir well to dissolve. Cover and cook till the potatoes are half done on medium heat.

4. Add the cut diakon pieces and some fish sauce to taste. Continue to cook until the potatoes are done.

5. When the potatoes are done, add a bunch of fresh spinach. Cover, and let it stand till the spinach is wilted.


6. Serve hot with steamed rice.


Different vegetables that can be used for Sinigang are taro, long bean, bok choy or cabbage.

You can also add tomatoes or a couple of green chilies for a bit of heat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 301Calories from Fat 122

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 529 mg22.04%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet