Like a Local: 10 of the most unique foods of the Philippines

by Paul Stafford  |  Published August 20, 2018

8. Sinigang

Sinigang soup with shrimp, fish and aubergine (Photo: Allan Reyes via Flickr)

Sinigang is a hot and sour soup made with a type of lime called calamansi that is extremely tart, and tamarind, which has a sweet bitter taste. Add to that the delicious milk of a coconut and some chunks of pork, then top it off with some shredded chilies.

Sinigang can also be served with beef, prawns or fish and vegetables, like taro, on a bed of rice. It’s quite a strong tasting, but light, soup all at the same time. It is one of those dishes that is revitalising and refreshing and perfect for any South East Asian climate.