Sinigang is ranked No. 6 on TasteAtlas’ list of the “10 Most Popular Southeast Asian Soups” and No. 7 on the list of the “10 Best Rated Soups In The World.”
However, if you look at their more extensive list of “50 Most Popular Soups from South East Asia“. You’ll find other Filipino dishes on the list, like Utan, Pancit Lomi, and Sinigang na Hipon.
You can find these 3 in consecutive order from number 38 to 40. The list also includes Batchoy at number 26, Sinigang na Baboy at number 22, Tinolang Manok at number 21, Tinola at number 14, and Bulalo at number 13.
Taste Atlas describes Sinigang as a “sour Filipino soup consisting of Sampalok (fruits of the tamarind tree).” With a “base broth often consisting of rice washing, with the addition of a souring ingredient.”
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The Ulam Sinigang, which is endlessly adaptable, may cooked with pork, fish, milkfish, shrimp, chicken, or beef. Different veggies may add to go with the hearty soup. Tomato, onions, radish, green pepper, long beans (Sitaw), okra, taro(Gabi), and water spinach (Kangkong) are typical components.
“Sinigang is a distinctive soup that is a real symbol of Filipino food. With its sour lightness perfectly complimenting the severe tropical heat of the country,” described by Taste Atlas.
Sinigang was previously recognized by Taste Atlas as the Best Soup in the World for 2021.