A close cousin to Kaldereta this dish that originated in Quezon province is prepared with Pork spareribs slowly cooked in tomato sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce and a touch of cheese. I never came across this dish when I was in the Philippines but my dire search for unknown and left out Filipino recipe introduced me to this. To the untrained eye it looks like Kaldereta but once you tasted it the difference stops there, its sweet, tangy, savoury and meaty, not spicy hot like its cousin. Like any other Filipino dishes, it is perfect with a freshly cooked jasmine rice.

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Sinantomas 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Sinantomas is a pork stew dish from the Quezon province prepared with Pork spareribs slowly cooked in tomato sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce and a touch of cheese.



  • 1 kg pork spareribs, cut into sections
  • 2 pcs medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 large green capsicum, sliced
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato catsup
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 pcs onions, chopped
  • 3 pcs tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce, plus more for seasoning
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a large container combine pork spareribs, pineapple juice, soy sauce and fish sauce. Let it marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add the tomatoes and continue to sauté for 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  4. Add in the pork spareribs together with the marinating juices, add the chicken stock then bring it to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Add the sweet potatoes, green peas, capsicum, tomato sauce and tomato catsup. Continue to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Add the cheese, mix with the stew and let it melt. Season with fish sauce if needed and freshly ground black pepper then serve.



3 Responses

  1. kitchenriffs says:

    This looks like it has such interesting flavor! This will fill me up!

  2. Pineapple juice, cheddar cheese? Looks very good and I am intrigued by this one for sure!

  3. I’m freezing here in Adelaide- this dish will certainly warm me up!

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