Sinigang na Bangus (Filipino Milkfish in Tamarind Broth)


  • 5 cups water
  • 2onions, sliced
  • 2tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 pound milkfish (bangus), cut into 5 pieces
  • 2 small eggplants, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2white radishes (labanos), sliced
  • 5 pods okra, sliced
  • 3small green chile peppers
  • 1 cup watercress (kangkong) leaves and stems
  • ½ cup tamarind powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Pour water into a pot. Add onions and tomatoes, cover, and bring to a boil. Add milkfish, eggplants, beans, radishes, okra, and green chile peppers. Boil for 5 minutes. Stir in watercress and tamarind powder. Cover, reduce heat, and season with salt. Boil for 5 minutes until fish is cooked through.


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