Sinigang na Tilapia sa Miso Soup

Dave Smith


For Filipino’s and for most people who were able to try Sinigang na Tilapia sa Miso is a popular sour fish soup recipe in the Philippines.

Cook's Notes: This version that I have is tastier than the usual recipes because I pan-fried the tilapia beforehand. For some reason, it adds an interesting flavor to the dish. I like a one pan

There are lots of different Misos (refers to fermented soybeans). This is usually used for this purpose – to make soups. This recipe calls for yellow miso paste (or Blond); it is composed of fermented soy beans plus barley. I have tried it with the Red Misos.


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  • 1 large
    tilapia fillets
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow miso paste
  • 2 medium
    tomato, wedges
  • 1 medium
    yellow onions
  • 6 small
    mustard leaves
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 8
    okra, fresh
  • 1 pkg
    sinigang mix
  • 5 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil

How to Make Sinigang na Tilapia sa Miso Soup


  1. Slice the tilapia crosswise into half. Rub salt all over the fish. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a cooking pot or pan. When the oil turns hot, pan-fry each side of the tilapia in medium heat for 5 minutes (my wife likes hers crispy almost burnt). Remove the tilapia and place in a clean plate. Set aside. Meanwhile, (you my need to add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil)

    Sauté the garlic, onion, okra and tomatoes Add the miso paste and then pour-in the fish sauce and water.

    Let boil. Add the sinigang mix. Stir. Put the fried tilapia in the cooking pot. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the okra. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
  2. Sprinkle some ground black pepper and add the mustard leaves. Cover for 5 minutes. Transfer the fish into a serving bowl. Serve. Share and enjoy!

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