The Asian store I regularly frequent in Metz has unfortunately only one Filipino product : Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix. I bought a pack a while back, but never had the chance to use it. Sadly, I am sorely missing Filipino vegetables and fruits here. I thought there was no point in making Sinigang if all I had in my broth was the meat/fish and onion. But a trip to the supermarket 2 days ago proved me lucky as I found Chinese cabbage and green beans. This was it - my chance to make Sinigang! Summer was coming up, it was heating up, and I wouldn't be able to make a soup anymore. It was now or never (well, not really but at least 6 months from now!).
Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix Original - 0,65 Euros from Ly Kim Thanh store in Metz, France
Slice the Tilapia in desired cut.
In a soup pan, add 1 liter of water and the fish. Set the fire on low heat.
Add your vegetables: quartered onions, quartered tomatoes, and the trimmed and sliced green beans.
Let it simmer until the green beans are cooked through.
Add the Chinese cabbage. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the pack of sinigang powder.
Season with salt and black pepper. You can also season with fish sauce if you want (I didn't). Simmer again on low heat for 10 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Lunch is served: Sinigang na Tilapia and White Rice