Sinigang is traditionally cooked with a lot of vegetables–kangkong (water spinach), talbos ng kamote (tender leaves of sweet potatoes), sitaw (string beans), talong (eggplant), gabi (taro) and sili (chili pepper) among others.
Preparations for Sinigang na Sugpo
10 cups water
2 pieces onion quartered
4 pieces tomatoes, seeded and quartered
2 pieces daikon (peeled and sliced diagonally into discs)
12 pieces long beans (sitaw), cut into 2-inch lengths
4 pieces green chili peppers (sili)
35 ounces prawns or shrimps, trimmed
14 ounces spinach or Asian watercress (kangkong)
Bring water to a boil. Add onions and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add daikon, long beans, chili pepper, fish sauce, and Mama Sita's Sinigang mix. Continue to simmer for three minutes, uncovered. Add the shrimps and simmer for another 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the spinach or kangkong. Cover to steam-cook the vegetables. Serve with fish sauce.