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Instant Pot Sinigang Recipe: Filipino Sour Soup

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Sinigang recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's a tangy, savory Filipino soup with pork ribs and veggies, all cooked to perfection in my trusty Instant Pot.

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Ah, Sinigang! This zesty, rich, and hearty Filipino staple is a family favorite. Cooking it in an Instant Pot simplifies the process, locking in all those delicious flavors. From the tartness of the tamarind to the succulent pork, each ingredient dances on your taste buds. Trust me, once you've tried this recipe, you'll be craving more.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Sinigang

  • Pork ribs: Tender meat with rich flavor that adds depth to the broth, a traditional and essential protein in sinigang.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet and savory flavor base to the broth, enhancing the overall taste of the sinigang dish.
  • Tomatoes: Provide a tangy sweetness and acidity to the broth, balancing the richness of the pork and other ingredients.
  • Daikon radish: Soaks up the savory broth, adding a mild peppery flavor and a satisfying crunch to the sinigang.
  • Eggplant: Absorbs the flavors of the broth, adding a creamy texture and a subtle bitterness to the sinigang dish.
  • Water spinach: Adds a fresh and slightly bitter taste to the sinigang, complementing the richness of the broth and meat.

Essential Tools for Making Sinigang in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the sinigang quickly while infusing flavors into the pork and vegetables.
  • Knife: Needed for cutting the pork ribs, onion, tomatoes, daikon radish, eggplant, and water spinach for the recipe.

Instant Pot Sinigang Recipe: Filipino Sour Soup

Instant Pot Sinigang is a Filipino sour soup made with pork ribs, vegetables, and a tangy tamarind-based broth. It's a comforting and flavorful dish that's perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 tomatoes quartered
  • 1 daikon radish peeled and sliced
  • 1 eggplant sliced
  • 1 bunch water spinach (kangkong) or spinach
  • 1 packet sinigang mix
  • 8 cups water
  • Fish sauce to taste


  • Place pork ribs, onion, and tomatoes in the Instant Pot.
  • Add water and sinigang mix. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Add daikon radish and eggplant to the pot. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Release pressure naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Add water spinach and season with fish sauce to taste. Serve hot.


This recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy a traditional Filipino dish using an Instant Pot. Adjust the amount of fish sauce to your taste preference.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 20gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Filipino Sour Soup, Instant Pot, Sinigang
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Tips for Preparing Sinigang Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the sinigang according to the recipe instructions.
  • Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the sinigang according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Portion into freezer-safe containers or bags.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

Sinigang is a Filipino dish known for its sour flavor, traditionally achieved by using tamarind. However, in this Instant Pot Sinigang recipe, we use a sinigang mix packet for convenience without compromising the dish's authentic taste.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Recipe

Can I use a different meat for this sinigang recipe?
Yes, you can substitute pork ribs with pork belly, shrimp, or fish to make a different version of sinigang.
How can I adjust the sourness of the sinigang soup?
You can adjust the sourness by adding more or less sinigang mix according to your preference.
Can I add other vegetables to this sinigang recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to add other vegetables like okra, string beans, or bok choy to customize your sinigang.
Is fish sauce necessary for this recipe?
Fish sauce adds depth of flavor, but you can omit it if you prefer or substitute with soy sauce.
Can I make this sinigang recipe without an instant pot?
Yes, you can make sinigang on the stovetop by simmering the ingredients until the meat is tender and the flavors have melded together.

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