Philippine Dish: Beef Sinigang sa Kamias

Written on March 25, 2009 – 4:27 am | by Newsman |

Tenderizing the beef in a long, slow simmer makes the broth tastier.

Takes 1 and a half to 2 hours
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Beef Sinigang sa Kamias Ingredients

  • 1 kilo beef short ribs
  • 1/2 kilo kamias
  • 9 to 10 cups water with hugas bigas (from washed rice)
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bundled kangkong
  • 1 bundle sitaw, cut 1 and 1/2 inched long
  • 1 piece talong (eggplant), cut 1 and 1/2 inched long
  • 2 pieces gabi, peeled and quartered

Beef Sinigang sa Kamias Cooking Instructions

  1. Place kamias in a medium size pot and cover with water. Boil until kamias softens, about 5 to 10 minutes. Scoop boiled kamias from with the back of a sandok, back into the pot of water. Set broth aside.
  2. In a large stockpot, place beef short ribs and a cover with water and hugas bigas. Add tomatoes, onion, salt, and kamias broth and let boil. Simmer on low heat until meat is tender, about 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Add gabi and cook until tender. Put in the rest of the vegetables until cooked.
  4. Season with patis. Add some sliced kamias right before serving.

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  1. One Response to “Philippine Dish: Beef Sinigang sa Kamias”

  2. By Sinigang on Aug 3, 2010 | Reply


    Your Sinigang looks really delicious!

    I’m collecting a list of the best sinigang recipes in my blog, and I included your sinigang recipe (just a link though, hope you don’t mind). You can see it at

    Keep in touch!

    Tanya Regala

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