If you’ve read the Meet Mommy Peach page here in my blog, you know that Sinigang is really one of my favorite dishes in the world. I’ve cooked and tried different versions of Sinigang and I liked each and everyone of them simply because this one big flavorful dish brings out a medley of flavors in one bite.
Sinigang is the first dish that I learned to cook from my nanay. It’s also the first dish that my daughter learned to love and is now her favorite. We don’t let a week pass us by without Sinigang in our menu. There are times when my daughter even requests for a particular Sinigang variant to be cooked and I happily oblige. Cooking for my family is really one of my ways to show them how much I love them. I love seeing how their smiles turn into a sour expression as they slurp on the #AsimKilig soup of their Sinigang. I love when I see how comforted they feel when they eat it on a cold, stormy day.
Last July 4, I was part of the #LutongNanay event held at The Cookery in BGC. I was really happy to be a part of this campaign because I grew up with Knorr and it’s now one of the things that I do not run out of in my kitchen.
The Knorr #LutongNanay campaign aims to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside more. It also aims to help 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.
According to Knorr’s Senior Brand Manager, Czarina de Leon-Manalo…
“ 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. 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”
Knorr is really a great help for us mommies — especially for the busy moms out there. It makes it easier for us to bring healthy, tasty, and delicious home cooked meals for our families without doing much fuss in the kitchen.
The event was hosted by doting mom Camille Prats. It started with each mom introducing herself, sharing her blog and instagram handle then sharing what their kids favorites are. 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.
We were told that we were going to cook four different Singang variants. Chef Sari Jorge started the cooking session by cooking Sinigang with Pakwan. I was really fortunate to be the one assisting her in doing the cooking demo because I got to cook two Sinigang versions in this event!
After Che Sari Jorge’s cooking demo, we were then grouped into four and were assigned to cook different Sinigang versions namely: Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Grilled Liempo and Knorr Sizzling Sinigang.
Everyone was very excited to cook their not-so-usual Sinigang versions.
It was so great to be cooking beside Janice Villanueva (Mommy Mundo) and Sabrina Cristobal-Go (Sinfully Sabrina), two mommies I look up to. May fan-girl moment ako dito..
We were assigned to do Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang which uses Pork Sukiyaki cuts, prawns, and Maya-Maya slices. (Will tell you more about it at The Peach Kitchen soon). Imagine pork and seafood in one dish? This turned out way more flavorful that I imagined.
I’ve always wondered how to cook Knorr Sizzling Sinigang and I will try it at home now that I already know how to make it.
Knorr Sinigang na Grilled Liempo brings two of our favorite dishes together! Imagine how tasty it must be…
I had so much fun cooking and making new friends at the Knorr #LutongNanay event. But what I’m more excited about is that I have four more Sinigang variants to bring to the family dinner table. I can’t wait to make all of these at home and let my family try it.
Meanwhile, I’m leaving you with this Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan recipe to get you started! I’m absolutely sure your family will love this.
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 sweet watermelon, peeled and cut into 1inch cubes (divided into 2 parts)
- 1 22g pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi Mix
- 1 Knorr Beef Cube
- 1 tbsp fish sauce, plus extra to taste
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 long green chillies, sliced
- 150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
- 100 grams okra
- 1 bunch water kangkong
- steamed rice, to serve
- fish sauce to serve
- Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the water, Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi Mix, Knorr Beef Cube. Cook for a further 1–1½ hours until the pork is tender.
- 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.
- Add the remaining watermelon, beans, chilies, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before adding the water spinach and cooking for a minute until all the vegetables are tender.
- Serve with steamed white rice and fish sauce for dipping.