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Sinigang na Hito sa Miso in blue bowl with a plate of steamed rice on the side
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5 from 4 votes

Sinigang na Hito sa Miso

With the plump catfish, crisp labanos, peppery mustard leaves, and flavorful soup, this Sinigang na Hito sa Miso is scrumptious!  It's filling and comforting on its own or with steamed rice, especially in chilly weather.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup miso soy paste
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) tamarind base
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce to taste
  • 1 radish, labanos, peeled and cut into 1/-inch thick wedges
  • 1 (about 2 pounds) whole catfish, cleaned, gutted, and cut into parts
  • 1 bunch mustard leaves, ends trimmed and cut into 4-inch lengths


  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring regularly, until aromatic.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon, until softened and release juice. Add miso and cook, stirring regularly, for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add tamarind base and stir until dissolved.
  • Season with fish sauce to taste.
  • Add radish and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add catfish. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add mustard leaves and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.