We have been buying cream dory from the supermarket and I have made several dishes out of it which I will also share with you.
Today, I am sharing with you Cream Dory in Sour Soup or Tamarind soup. I also call it Sinigang na Cream Dory. Sinigang is a Tagalog word which does not have a direct translation in English. Sinigang is a sour soup usually made from tamarind. Pork and shrimp are also favorite sinigang dishes.
This is also a healthy dish because main ingredient is cream dory (a white meat fish). Let's start! 


  • a pack of Cream Dory fish (in the frozen section of the supermarket), about 3-4 pieces, cubed or cut into bite szes
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Vegetables: a bunch of string beans, cut to 2"; 1 eggplant, sliced diagonally; 10 okras, sliced 1 /2 ' diagonally; 1 bunch of water spinach or "kangkong" cut to your preference; 5 pieces banana peppers
  • 7-8 cups water
  • fish sauce; salt; pepper
  • MSG (optional)
  • Sinigang sa Sampalok (Tamarind) Mix
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil

Let's Cook!
  • Heat pan, add 2 tbsp. of canola oil. 
  • Saute onions (until tranparent) and tomatoes. Mash the tomatoes so that the juices will come out. 
  • Add the Cream Dory cubes, (we are sauteeing the cream dory cubes to remove fishy taste or lansa. I do this when cooking Maya- maya in Miso soup), for just about 2 minutes.

  • Remove the Cream Dory and set aside in a bowl.

  • Pour 7-8 cups of water in the pan. Let boil then add the Sinigang sa Samapalok Mix. (You may use any brand) and ground pepper; salt and fish sauce. Stir well and adjust to taste. 

  • Add the vegetables. 

  • Make sure the vegetables are not overcooked or "malata". Add the water spinach or "kangkong". 

  • Then add the Cream Dory cubes set aside earlier. Simmer for 5 minutes more. Check the taste, adjust the seasonings and we're done! :)

  • Transfer in a serving dish. Serve with fish sauce (patis) with squeezed calamansi or lemon; rice and ice-cold drink. Best served also with fried fish of any kind.

Hope you enjoyed cooking with me. Please give your feedback and comments. Feel free als o to like and share! I would appreciate them. Until next time! - jewel

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