Knorr Sinigang Recipes

Our family loves eating Sinigang. For most part of our lives, we have cooked it the traditional way. It is a good thing that my wife was invited to the 3rd Knorr Sarap ng #LutongNanay Event together with other mommy bloggers last August 12, 2016 held at The Cookery Place,BGC. 

She brought home four exciting Sinigang recipes which we are sharing here:

Knorr Sizzling Sinigang Recipe

  • 500 grams Beef Short ribs
  • 10 shallots or baby red onions
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 strings French beans
  • 2 Knorr Beef Cubes
  • 1 ½ tbsp Knorr Sinigang Mix (add more if preferred)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp patis 
  • 2 tsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • Roux: 3 tbsp butter + 3 tbsp flour


1.Sear the short ribs in oil and butter until brown. Transfer the beef in a pressure cooker and add water only to cover the meat. Cook for 45 minutes or until meat is tender.

2.Remove meat and liquid from pressure cooker.

3.In a pot, add 6 cups of liquid from pressure cooker and combine with Knorr Sinigang Mix and Beef Cubes. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer. Season with patis and soy sauce. Adjust seasoning to taste.

4.While sinigang broth is simmering, prepare the entire garnish. Deep fry shallots (unpeeled) and the garlic cloves (unpeeled) until crisp. Set aside.

5.Fry tomatoes until skin cracks. Set aside

6.Fry the chopped garlic until golden brown. Strain and set aside.

7.Sauté the French beans for a few minutes. Set aside.

8.Prepare the roux- in a skillet, add butter, when melted, add the flour. Cook for 1 minute.

9.Use the roux to thicken the sinigang broth. Add the roux at a time to the broth while mixing with a whisk.

10.Start plating. Add the beef, beans, tomatoes, garlic and shallots on your serving sizzling plate.

11.Pour the sinigang broth on top of the plated dish top with garlic chips. Best served with cooked rice.

Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang Recipe

  • 1 L rice washing
  • 2 pcs onions, quartered
  • 2 pcs tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 pcs gabi, quartered
  • 1 pc green chili (sili pansigang)
  • 1⁄4 kg shrimp, trimmed
  • 1⁄4 kg Maya-maya, cut into serving pcs.
  • 1 pack Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original 20g
  • 1⁄4 pc radish, sliced
  • 4 pcs okra
  • 1 cup long beans or sitaw, sliced
  • 1⁄4 kg pork sukiyaki, sautéed 
  • 1 cup kangkong, sliced


1.Bring to boil rice washing in a pot with onions, tomatoes, gabi, and green chili until gabi is tender.

2.Add shrimp, maya-maya, and Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original. Simmer until cooked.

3.Add radish, okra, and long beans. Simmer for a minute then add pork sukiyaki and kangkong. Cover for a minute then serve.

Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan Recipe

  • 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.

Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc

  •  1 kilo liempo (pork belly), sliced in 2 inch cubes
  •  1 1/2 liter water
  •  2 (22 g) pack Knorr Sinigang na Gabi 
  •  1 bundle kangkong leaves 
  •  3 medium taro root (gabi), peeled and halved
  •  3 medium ripe tomato, halved
  •  2 medium yellow or white onion, quartered
  •  2 cups string beans (sitaw), cut in 2 inch length
  •  1 large Chinese eggplant (talong), sliced
  •  12 pieces okra
  •  3 to 4 pieces long green pepper (siling pansigang)
  •  Fish sauce (patis) to taste


1.Boil the water in a cooking pot.

2.Add the tomato and onion. Set the heat to medium and continue to boil for 15 minutes.

3.Add the pork belly and gabi. Continue to boil in low heat for 1 hour or until the pork gets tender. Add more water, if necessary.

4.Add the Knorr Sinigang na Gabi mix. Stir. 

5.Add the long green chili and boil for 3 minutes.

6.Stir-in the okra, string beans, and eggplant and cook for 5 minutes.

7.Add the kangkong and fish sauce. Stir. Cover and turn off the heat. Let it stay covered for 5 minutes.

8.Transfer to a serving bowl.

9.Serve with warm rice.

10.Share and enjoy!

Robinsons Supermarket Celebrates 3rd Freshtival 2016

Robinsons Supermarket is celebrating its 3rd Freshtival  through a month-long festivity that offers shoppers amazing deals for July 2016. Shoppers can take advantage of price-offs and freebies we can only wish will be available all year round. It fittingly compliments the Route to Wellness Program of the retail giant which incidentally is a year-long celebration that seeks to encourage shoppers to choose more fresh items to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Specials for Each Day of the Week

Each day of the week for the whole month of July promises to be exciting as it is dedicated to a particular section:

Meaty Mondays
Poultry Galore Tuesdays
Fresh Pick Wednesdays
Deli Delight Thursdays
Fresh Dairy Fridays
Oven Fresh Saturdays
Seafood Sunday Specials

Everyday literally becomes a food adventure towards healthy living with the wide choices made available to shoppers with special offers. 

If you wish to enjoy these amazing deals for the whole month of July while discovering fresh shopping, drop by at any Robinsons Supermarket branch and experience Freshtival 2016. 

For more information about Robinsons Supermarket and Freshtival, like  it on Facebook or visit its official website at    

Clara Ole Jams and Jellies-Childhood Favorite Resurrected

Jams and jellies were very much a part of my young life especially when it came to snacks and school "baon". Jam or jelly-filled sandwich is one of the easiest to prepare without sacrificing taste and nutrition. I was actually very excited to see so many choices during my family's recent visit to the grocery store through Clara Ole Jams and Jellies.

Childhood Favorite

Life was a lot simpler then, so much so that a delicious sandwich usually represented the highlight of my school recess. It was so easy to prepare that I actually did it myself. Aside from helping my mother who was evidently stressed with having to attend to so many things at the same time while trying to ensure that my siblings and I reach our school on time, I had the advantage of putting in as much jam or jelly to my sandwich to my heart's content.

Temporary Abstention

With the coming of other options for sandwich preparation like cold cuts as well as other sandwich spreads, I found myself forgetting about jams and jellies. Aside from the occasional strawberry jam from Baguio provided by friends and relatives, finding jam and jelly in our pantry became scarce. I think that is about to change with my discovery of Clara Ole Jams and Jellies which is literally my childhood favorite resurrected.

My Children's Take

I wasn't sure if my own children would take to it like I did. My wife bought the Orange Marmalade first intending to use it for cooking. When my two young children saw it, they asked if they can use it for their sandwiches and of course I said yes. It was finished in no time. They were asking to try all the variants which we are doing right now by buying a different one every week. Once again, our family found ourselves enjoying the same food without having to spend so much.

Expect me to use these jams and jellies in my future cooking sessions.

Our Good Ol' Osterizer Blender

If there is a kitchen appliance that has served my family well for more than 25 years, it is our Osterizer Blender. It has served so many delicious, cold shakes and smoothies that we can no longer count. When its blade got broken sometime last year, we didn't buy another blender as it was such a waste of money seeing that it was still in excellent condition except for the blade.

Search for Replacement Parts

We searched high and low for a replacement blade. We asked appliance stores that sell the brand. We even searched online and found none. One day, while my wife and I was in Alabang Town Center, we noticed a store that sold Oster and Coleman products. There, our search unexpectedly ended and we were again able to use our blender.

We were definitely not mistaken in choosing it. Imagine, I bought it even before my wife and I got married. Even then, we enjoyed drinking smoothies. It satisfied our craving for something cold, sweet but healthy. 

The Oster Brand

Oster introduced its first Osterizer Blender in 1946 and it has remained one of its best-selling products up to the present. It is quite interesting to know that the first product of the brand is a hand-operated hair clipper. It was actually well known in the grooming industry.

The company diversified into small home electric appliances when it purchased Stevens Electric which invented the liquefier blender. Eventually, its list of products included breadmakers, juice extractors, mixers, and toasters. In the mean time, Oster blenders were made more powerful to be able to perform different food preparation tasks such as grinding and pureeing, among others.

Shakes and Smoothies

Our good ol' Osterizer Blender has been providing us the joy of experimenting with shakes and smoothies. We have used different fruits , vegetables, milk, and other possible flavorings that gave us the variety we crave for without having to spend so much. My children even put on toppings as they please.

Today, it proudly occupies its space in our kitchen. I expect it to serve our family for many more years. All I can say is that it has given us the value of our money many times over, something that cannot really be said for most appliances.

Arla Cheesy Spread: The Goodness of Cow's Milk in a Spread

It is easy to know when our children's taste buds are yearning for something different. We actually have to tell them it's time to eat when ordinarily they will be asking to eat earlier than schedule. My wife and I learned that it would be wiser to offer them variations rather than wait for them to get tired of the usual products we buy. Yesterday, we found Arla Cheesy Spread during our weekly trip to the supermarket.

Bread and Spread

Bread with any kind of spread is probably the easiest meal to prepare for breakfast and snacks. Also, it is more nutritious and cost efficient than other snacks preferred by young people. That is why we always make it a point to have any kind of spread ready at any given time hunger strikes.

Arla Cheesy Spread Taste Test

Whenever we try any new product, we always buy it in the smallest size. This is to ensure that we do not waste money if the product turns out unfavorable in our judgement. That is exactly what we did when we bought Arla Cheesy Spread.

The Judgement

The mild and creamy taste of Arla Cheesy Spread was very much to everyone's liking. The label says it is made of fresh cow's milk. We did a little research and found out that Arla produces its own milk which effectively facilitates the farm-to-table process. The family liked it so much I just had to try it on something else aside from regular bread. 

What do you know? It was likewise a hit with my home-made pita bread with meat filling.

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

My children are not especially fond of tomatoes when they are to be eaten visibly looking as they are. They have no problems eating them sauteed in a meat viand but not otherwise. The stuffed tomatoes I prepared tonight changed their minds. And to think it was so simple to prepare.


10 ripe tomatoes

1/4 kilo ground pork


garlic and onion

salt and pepper

balsamic vinegar (optional)


1. Cut the top of each tomato and carefully core without creating holes or disfiguring shape.

2. Put a few drops of balsamic vinegar on each cored tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Saute ground pork with garlic, onion, and tomato core. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool. Preheat oven.

4. Put ground pork mix in tomatoes. Top with cheese strips. 

5. Bake in oven until tomato is slightly wilted for about 15-20 minutes at 375F.

Now I know I can still help my children overcome their childhood prejudices about certain food by making them more attractive to eat. 

Zeppanyaki Opens at SM City Sta Rosa

Zeppanyaki recently opened at SM City Sta Rosa. By its name, it is easy to conclude that it specializes in Japanese food. My family got to try it the other day and we sure are glad we did.

Food is cooked in full view of customers. That leaves no question about freshness. Customers know what exactly they are waiting for.

Food presentation is simple but inviting. 

Having a balanced meal for the family isn't a problem.

Eating out after an event for a family of bloggers like mine is automatic. We get to share our views over good food. That makes our day even more enjoyable.

The next time you find yourself at SM City Sta Rosa Food Court craving for Japanese food, try out Zeppanyaki. With its competitive price, you won't blow your budget even if you have your family in tow.