Chef Boylet Dish: Sinigang Na hipon Sa Kamias

Sinigang is the Pinoy’s classic comfort food. This version is made with shrimp and kamias is used instead of sampaloc.


500 g prawns, cleaned and deveined
1 liter water
2 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoon fish sauce
½ cup to 1 cup kamias fruit
1 bundle petchay
1 cup okra, sliced into two
1 bunch kangkong
2 pcs talong, sliced
1 cup sitaw
2 pcs gabi
3 pcs siling pangsigang
10 pcs sigarilyas
1 pc labanos, sliced


In a large pot, sauté onion, garlic, and tomatoes.
Add water in the stock pot. Bring to a boil.
Mash the tomatoes.
Add gabi, fish sauce, and kamias.
Bring to a boil for five minutes.
Mash kamias and taste for sourness.
Add okra, sitaw, sigarilyas, and cook until tender.
Add prawns then simmer.
Add pechay and kangkong.
Boil for two minutes and serve.