Jul 30, 2011

Sukiyaki Beef Sinigang

Sinigang has always been considered comfort food especially when the rainy season sets in. It's a favorite in many Filipino homes, and there's probably more versions of this dish than you can count with both fingers. I was really psyched when Kulinarya Cooking Club announced its July theme, it's been so long since we had this dish, for which I blame the hot and humid weather we have been having for months.

Though we've always had sinigang with either prawns, grilled liempo, or milkfish, I thought of using sukiyaki cut beef for tonight. The subtle taste of beef would provide a nice contrast with the sour soup, plus the thin slices makes eating much more enjoyable. I wish I could have taken a better photo, but the lighting in the dining area wasn't good.

Sukiyaki Beef Sinigang Recipe

1 cup tamarind pulp (made from boiled and mashed tamarind)
1/2 kg sukiyaki-cut beef
1 medium red onion, sliced
3 finger chili, sliced in half
2 tomatoes, quartered
1 daikon radish, cut into strips
6 string beans, cut into 2" pieces
a bunch of okra, sliced in half
1 long eggplant, sliced
6 cups water
2 tbsp thai fish sauce

  1. Steep the tamarind pulp in hot water for 15 to 20 mins. Strain.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and sear the beef until cooked and slightly browned. Set aside.
  3. Saute onions, finger chili and tomatoes in oil. 
  4. Add the water and the strained tamarind broth into the pan. 
  5. Add the string beans first, then the okra, eggplant and daikon radish, spacing them according to the time they cook.
  6. Add the fish sauce to the pan and adjust the taste to your preferences.
  7. When vegetables are done, add the beef and serve.


  1. Using Sukiyaki beef is a good twist! The beef looks very tender. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. Hmmmnn... beef is my ultimate favorite sinigang. That sukiyaki looks good but I love FAT in my sinigang..LOL! So if I try this recipe, I make sure I also include other beef parts...

  3. Wow this is a nice twist to beef sinigang, good job!

  4. sarap! nome nome nome! i love sukiyaki..and i love sinigang.. GREAT COMBO! wow sukiyaki beef sinigang ! OMY, me wants to try it now! thank you thank you for the recipe! so generous to share it with us! muah muah!

    btw, i hope you feel better now. I MISS YOU.. our sassy chef!

  5. Oh wow sarap! I like the seared beef ala sukiyaki but with the sour broth. So gooood!

  6. Ohhh... this is the first time I've heard of sukiyaki beef cut being used for sinigang. Usually we go for either beef ribs or beef cubes. But you're right about this being a comfort food in some households.

  7. What a great idea! this makes beef sinigang easier to cook, less waiting

  8. oh it is such as healthy sinigang with the leaner sukiyaki cut, amazing....

  9. Chiming along to everyone's comment, this is good twist to sinigang. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow!
    You made making Sukiyaki Beef Sinigang seem so simple!
    Would you join us in our food community www.mycookbook.com and let us know how you worked on the Sukiyaki Beef Sinigang perfectly ?