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Sinigang na Hipon sa Calamansi in a earthen bowl with a side of side and fish sauce for dipping
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Sinigang na Hipon sa Calamansi

Sinigang na Hipon sa Calamansi is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food! With plump shrimp, tender-crisp vegetables, and a refreshing calamansi flavor, this Filipino sour soup is perfect with steamed rice.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: seafood, sour soup
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 5 cups rice washing or plain water
  • 1 onion. peeled and quartered
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce to taste
  • 1 cup daikon radish, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 pound shell-on shrimp, tendrils trimmed, washed and drained well
  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed calamansi juice
  • 2 cups pak choi, stems trimmed and leaves separated
  • salt to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, bring rice washing or water to a boil.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, and radish. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, calamansi juice, and fish sauce.
  • Continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimps color changes to pink and vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  • Add spinach leaves, pushing down into broth with back of spoon. Turn off heat, cover and allow residual heat to soften leaves.
  • Season with salt to taste. Serve hot with fish sauce on the side, if desired.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1682mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5285IU | Vitamin C: 92.2mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 3.8mg