Lutong Bahay: Knorr Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampalok

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.

If there's one dish that spells nothing short of being truly Pinoy, then it's Sinigang. Even if Adobo has gained worldwide recognition, I feel like the sour yet comforting and familiar taste of Sinigang can bring back more memories with every mouth-watering spoonful.
sinigang na bangus sa sampalok

Although cooking Filipino dishes isn't really right up my alley, I decided to try it out and make my own Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampalok (Milkfish in Tamarind Soup) so I can impress my parents, even for once. Okay, not just to impress, but somehow show some appreciation through cooking them a hearty bowl of warm and comforting Sinigang.

knorr sinigang na bangus sa sampalok

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium bangus (milkfish), cleaned and sliced
  • 1 pack of Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok 2-in-1 Mix
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch of kangkong or talbos ng kamote
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • Finger chillies (Optional)
  • Patis (fish sauce) to taste (Optional)
Procedure:
  1. In a pot, boil the water with tomatoes, onion and radish.
  2. Add the bangus and Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok 2-in-1 Mix, stir and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the fish meat turns white.
  3. Turn the heat on low and add in the kangkong leaves or talbos ng kamote. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add finger chillies if you want some heat, and fish sauce for more flavor.
Personally, I would've loved to add chillies to my Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampalok. Unfortunately though, we didn't have some in the pantry so I had to just make do with whatever we have. My Sinigang was fantastic though! It tasted sour and very comforting, just like how my mom would make her Sinigang minus the kamias. It was my first time cooking this dish too and I'm happy that it turned out well. I guess I have Knorr to thank for 'cause I didn't have to look for sampaloc and make my own broth.

Anyway, I stumbled upon this video by Knorr and I think it's worth sharing. Have you seen Knorr's new TVC with the kid enjoying her OFW dad's Sinigang? This might not be directly related to the TVC, but this is still part of "Knorr Sinigang's Umuwi sa Sarap ng Sinigang" campaign. They held a flavorful airport salubong treating our country's modern-day heroes to a bowl of hearty Sinigang, making them feel that they're really back home.


I can't agree more that a sip of the sour yet familiar Sinigang can reconnect our OFWs to their Pinoy families and fond memories. Even my sister and my aunt who lived abroad for so long had craved for a hot bowl of Sinigang when they returned to the Philippines.

How about you, what Filipino dish reminds you the most of being Pinoy?

18 comments:

  1. Hey Sumi! how are you? So, it's safe to say "gone are the days when you say you don't know how to cook". Obviously, you're learning the craft. Bangus looks yummy!

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    1. Thanks! :) I'm trying to cook as much as possible to learn more of the craft.

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  2. Pork Adobo! Super sarap and reminds me the most of being Pinoy!

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  3. Of course "Chicken or Pork Adobo". Kasi masarap ako magluto ng mga yan..hehehehe

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  4. Oh for the love of food <3

    Can we follow each other? :)
    http://pauthefreespirit.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thankyou for the tutorial/procedures how to cook Sinigang na Bangus sa Sampalok with Knorr! My dad use it too when he cook sinigang. I hope to cook it too by myself. hehe oh ofcourse Filipino dish one and only Adobo <3

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  6. ulam namin kagabi sinigang na tilapia naman . they both taste good gusto ko yung sobra asim na ganyang luto. yummy! but my heart still belongs to adobo masarap mgluto yung tita ko nun mixed, yung laman may manok, baboy tsaka buto- buto. hmmm sarap! :D

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  7. yes lutong bahay naman. Sarap nyan lalo na kung tunay na sampalok ang ginamit. hehehe....

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  8. Can I use pechay instead of kangkong or talbos ng kamote??

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  9. oww this is so yummy :DD so pinoy ! love it! actually sinigang na baboy at isda fav dish ko :D nagugutom tuloy ako ..

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  10. wow sarap,tamang tama sa panahon ngayon itong recipe na ito kasi sobrang lamigggg

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  11. My all time favorite dishes! :) Sinigang na Bangus! sarap nkaka gutom naman :))

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  12. Masaya kumain sa labas pero wala parin talagang tatalo sa lutong bahay. And this is one of my all time favorite luto ng bangus.Thanks for sharing this!

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