Crock Pot Sinigang – A Fusion Filipino Soup in a Slow Cooker

Last week, my entire household came down with the flu. We were tired, achy, and in need of some good old comfort food. And for us, that is sinigang, a Filipino soup that is sour and salty and filled with tender pork and hearty vegetables.

I love using my crockpot to make this soup because it requires very little preparation (which is a relief since I used to spend hours checking on a simmering pot of soup). Here I also provide a list of substitutions because not all the ingredients are easy to find in North America.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 4 hour Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins



    1. Chop tomato and quarter the onion. Put in the slow cooker with cubed pork belly and stewing pork. Cover with water
    2. Cook in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
    3. Stir in chopped daikon (quarter rounds) and long beans (1 inch). Add soup mix (or lemon or tamarind paste)
    4. Cook for another hour
    5. Stir in spinach and adjust seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
    6. Serve with rice.


  1. I’m going to have to try this. Some of these ingredients I’ve never heard of but I’ll look online to see if I can snag them! Nothing like a good soup when your feeling under the weather!

  2. When do you put the fish sauce? And when you say adjust the seasoning at the end – do you mean more salt? More fish sauce? Thank you.

    1. Oh great question! I put the fish sauce in at once I’ve added the other ingredients (daikon, sinigang mix etc) in step 3. And absolutely – I adjust seasonings by adding more fish sauce if needed. However, some people may prefer salt to fish sauce for the end. I may also add more sinigang mix if I want it REALLY sour

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