Monday, November 28, 2005

Sinigang sa Miso

Sinigang sa miso
(Fish Soup with Tamarind and Miso)

Sinigang sa miso is not very popular in visayas region in Philippines , however we have somehow similar dish we call “tinola” but we don’t put tamarind in it. I think it originated from Luzon, I’m not sure which region though. Philippines with 7,107 islands, you can imagine how many dishes each island has, assuming each island has 1 special dish, then Philippines itself has 7,107 dishes! Quite a lot huh! Somehow, I’m a stranger to my own country’s dishes. The figure explains it!

I really appreciate the effort of some Philippine companies who come up with easy to use sachets, combination of exotic flavors which all u need to do is pour over your soup. I brought some packs from Phil. Called “Sinigang sa miso” combination of tamarind and miso soup mix. I followed suggested preparation but added some twist.

It’s my first time doing it at home, and I love love love it! Even hubby said I should make it more often. I am so fascinated with this soup, its mild sourness, sweetness and hotness.


½ kilo fish (I had red snappers)
1 clove garlic (diced)
2 white onions ( sliced in cubes)
4 large tomatoes (quartered)
4 cups water
1 chili
A handful of chili leaves
A handful of green beans
2 Tablespoons oil
1 pack sinigang sa miso soup mix

Sauté garlic, onions and tomatoes until onions are transparent and tomatoes are wilted. Add water and bring to boil. Add fish and bring to the boil again. Add green beans and simmer covered for 1 minute. Add chili and chili leaves and simmer for another minute. Serve hot.
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