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Sinigang na Baboy Recipe With a Coconut Spin

Every Filipino household has a sinigang na baboy recipe they cherish. Techniques and ingredients vary for every home cook. Some go heavy on the veggies, adding everything from kangkong to talong until the meat seems almost like an afterthought. Others use different kinds of protein in a single pot – beef ribs, pork belly, and shrimp. For souring agents, sampalok is classic; but over time, sinigang fans have learned to keep it interesting with pakwan, kamias, unripe mangga, and so on.

This sinigang sa gata recipe hails from the same spirit of innovation. It combines the sour, savory flavors of the classic ulam with the creamy richness of ginataang gulay. Coconut may not be the most obvious addition to your list of sinigang na baboy ingredients, but it’s worth the try, especially if your family loves anything with gata. At the very least, they’ll love the surprising twist. At most, this recipe might even surpass their current favorite.

Ingredients for Sinigang na Baboy Recipe With Gata

A packet of Knorr Complete Recipe Mix Ginataang Gulay
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pc white onion, quartered
  • 2 pcs tomatoes quartered
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 500 g pork liempo, sliced
  • 1 pc large gabi, diced
  • 2 pcs large kamote, diced
  • 1 pack Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix Original
  • 1 pack Knorr Ginataang Gulay Recipe Mix
  • 250 g string beans, sliced
  • 250 g pechay, sliced into three

How to Cook Sinigang na Baboy

Step 1

Combine water, onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper, liempo, gabi, and kamote in a pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Remove impurities that rise to the top.

Step 2

Add Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix Original. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Step 3

Add Knorr Ginataang Gulay Recipe Mix. Simmer until the pork is tender.

Step 4

Add string beans and pechay. Serve hot.

This sinigang na baboy recipe calls for pork, but you can easily replace it with beef, chicken, or seafood. Feel free to skip the meat altogether and make this into a purely vegetarian soup. Add green chilies for mild spice and labanos for crunch and extra acidity. 

Fun fact: in 2021, travel guide TasteAtlas rated Filipino sinigang as the world's best vegetable soup! It's proof you won’t miss out if you go meat-free with this ginataan-and-sinigang hybrid. Get both hearty and healthy in one dish!

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