28 Filipino Soup Recipes

Something Fishy

If you are a seafood lover then the dishes below will be your favourites, featuring fish and other seafood I believe Philippines should have more of this thinking that our country is surrounded by water.

Sinigang na Ulo (Fish Head in Tamarind Broth) 1


Sinigang na Ulo – I know I mentioned sinigang already but since it’s my favourite I will mention it twice and for a fish sinigang this is my favourite, the Fish head sinigang. Basically, it is prepared with a large fish head, typically from snapper, grouper, tuna or salmon, prepared in a tamarind stew with tomatoes, radish and mustard greens.

Pesa (Fish in Miso Soup) 1

Pesa – My aunt who influenced me a lot on loving cooking prepared this on a regular basis when I was young so this takes a special place in my heart. Basically, it’s fish on miso and rice wash soup served with lots of green leafy vegetables.


Linagpang – It’s not just a soup but it is also grilled. Yes, fish is grilled first before placing it in a soup giving it that smoky delicious flavour.

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5 Responses

  1. Stephen Tindle says:

    Thank you for the compilation. Definitely some I’ll be trying. The bile juices in pinapaitan will possibly be given a miss an I’ll possibly use coffee to bitterise that. I was interested to see you use the rice wash water to make Pesa. Is it used in other Philippine recipes? It always seemed a waste of a good starch liquid to just chuck it away( or my wife, who is Thai, will wash her face with it)

  2. suituapui says:

    I love clear soups, so nice and refreshing unlike the very thick, rich and creamy western ones.

  3. GiGi says:

    OH wow, I need to expand my horizons in the soup world, so I need to check out the full Rolodex of recipes! Something FISHY for me!!

  4. Love this compilation and will be checking them out. Yes it is cooling here for sure but the weather is out of wack with some unusually warm days still. Noodelicious calls my name first.

  5. mjskitchen says:

    Perfect! Not I have all season to test some of these out!

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