Who likes sinigang?
I do! I do!
Second to adobo, I think, sinigang is the comfort food most Filipino people enjoy in any occasions. It’s a complete meal in one pot! 🙂
Here’s my home-cooked photo of Pork Sinigang (just please do not try to go near your computer screen and slurp the soup, it won’t work.) 😛 !
It has sitaw (string beans), okra, kamatis (tomatoes) and kangkong (water spinach)! And of course, my favorite Knorr Sinigang na may Gabi! For that creamy sour soup, nothing beats Knorr Sinigang na may Gabi!
Knorr recently held another #LutongNanay event last August 12, 2016 at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig and I’m one of the lucky nanay that was invited to participate in the event.
This occasion was a follow-up event to further promote Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign. Now on its 3rd year, Knorr Lutong Nanay continues to champion delicious, home cooked meals for the Filipino family, especially in this day and age of eating out and instant food. With such a goal and the progress that Knorr has attained, Knorr is visibly bringing back the passion for food as shown in home-cooked meals to the Filipino families.
We are around 20 mommy bloggers participated in this event.
Knorr #LutongNanay is definitely bringing back home-cooked meals to the Filipino home! During the event we were divided in team and cooked different sinigang. Our group made Pork Sinigang with Pakwan.
It has sweet and sour tastes, a bit different from what I used to have at home but it’s really, really good and worth a try. 🙂
That’s me in the picture, busy attending to our special group sinigang.
This is my group mates. 🙂 From L-R is Louisa, myself, Erica, and Lanie. 🙂
So what exactly is Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign? According to Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani, ”“Our goal is to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking.”” The Lutong Nanay campaign also helps busy and working moms find time to cook for her family by introducing simple, smart and great tasting dishes that the family will love through recipe inspiration. ”“Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being – and through Knorr, moms can serve nutritious meals without sacrificing great flavor” ”Karnani continues.
Louise Fandino-Santos, a Knorr Mom, hosted the event. It started with each mom introducing herself and sharing cooking stories, tips, family favorites, and their signature dishes with the group.
The group sharing was then followed by a short brand presentation on Knorr #LutongNanay with special focus on Sinigang, an all-time family, not to mention, kiddie favorite that makes everyone eat more rice, vegetables and soup.
Then, Chef Kai – a talented chef and a mother to two – did a cooking demonstration on various Sinigang recipes, afterwhich, the participants cooked and plated different Sinigang dishes.
Four different Sinigang variations were prepared and enjoyed that day, namely: Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc and Knorr Sizzling Sinigang. All of the participants had the hands-on opportunity to experience cooking these Sinigang variations themselves. Because these recipes were not your usual Sinigang, everyone was curious about how the dish would turn out and of course, everyone was pleased with the end dish – their own and those of the other participants. Apart from tasting the result of the recipes assigned to them, the participants also excitedly tried the Sinigang dishes of the other groups. Everyone left with new friends, happy tummies and great memories.
Here’s a printable recipe of Pork Sinigang with Pakwan.
- 500 grams Pork Belly 3 inches x 1 inch slices
- 3 tbsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 liter water
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 onion, cut into 2 wedges
- 3 pcs tomatoes, sliced into quarters
- 1 inch fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
- 1 lemongrass stalk, white part only
- 2 pcs fresh kaffir leaves (optional)
- 200 grams gabi, sliced into cubes
- 500 grams seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into 1inch cubes (divided into 2 parts)
- 1 22-gram pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi mix
- 1 cube from Knorr Beef Cubes
- 2 long green chillies, sliced
- 150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
- 1 tbsp fish sauce, plus extra to taste
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 100 grams okra
- 1 bunch water kangkong
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Steamed rice, to serve
- fish sauce to serve
- 1. Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
- 2. Place a large casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and, working in batches, cook the pork until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- 3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and onions to the casserole. Add the tomatoes, ginger lemongrass, gabi and watermelon and cook for 2 minutes before returning the pork to the casserole.
- 4. Add the water, Knorr Sinigang Mix and Knorr Beef Cube. Cook for a further 1–1½ hours until the pork is almost tender.
- 5. When the pork is tender. Remove the pork from the casserole and set aside. Strain the liquid and add the fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste.
- 6. Add the remaining watermelon, beans, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before adding the water spinach and cooking for a further minute until all the vegetables are tender.
- 7. Serve with steamed white rice and fish sauce for dipping.