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Sinigang and Bulalo Soup-remacy: Best soups in the world according to Taste Atlas

Leanne Josephine C. Austria

April 17, 2023

  • It’s no soup-rise that Sinigang na Baboy and Bulalo are ranked as the best soups in the world! These two are everyone’s favorites!  

    The international food database, Taste Atlas, ranked Sinigang, the sour pork-vegetable soup in 42nd place, while Bulalo, which is the beef shank soup, got 43rd place. No wonder both soups were ranked 4.4 out of 5 stars! Well, we are no longer surprised when Taste Atlas included these two perfect-for-everyday soup dishes! 


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     Also, this isn’t the first time Sinigang and Bulalo were ranked as the best soups in the world. In 2022, Sinigang ranked the 7th best soup, while Bulalo in the 19th place. Hmm, no wonder! 


    When you think about the Philippines, one of the first things that come to your mind is the country’s history, which is very intriguing. But still, there is nothing better than Filipino food; most especially dishes like Sinigang ang Bulalo.  


    What is Sinigang and how is it made? 

    Sinigang is a Filipino soup dish known for its sour and savory taste. Traditionally, its soup is tamarind-based, which makes the dish sour. But now, most of us use the sinigang mix which is quicker and more convenient to use. This sour dish can be beef, pork, fish or shrimp with vegetables like okra, water spinach (kang kong), daikon (labanos), onions, and eggplant. 


    You can also switch the tamarind with guava, calamansi, or unripe mango, or even watermelon! You know, for a twist! It all depends on the cook’s preference. For additional spice, you can add Green long peppers (siling mahaba) for that extra “oooff!” Enjoy this dish with rice and for additional sauce, use soy or fish sauce with calamansi.  

    Try this recipe from 


    What is Bulalo and how is it made? 

    Bulalo is described as a traditional Filipino soup that is prepared by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones until the fat and collagen dissolve into the broth, resulting in a strong beefy flavor of the dish. This dish is considered a specialty of the Luzon region, where it is usually consumed during cold weather. According to Taste Atlas, this dish can be found in most upscale restaurants in the Philippines, due to the fact that beef shank and bone marrow are not among the cheapest cuts of meat in the country. 


    This dish is a light-colored simple stew which is traditionally prepared in a large pot with several vegetable options which includes potatoes, corn, chayote, bok choy, Chinese cabbage (pechay), and green beans.  


    Check this recipe from Panlasang Pinoy! 

    In this article, you no longer need to drive out late at night or find the perfect restaurant where they serve these two great dishes and waste your money, because here from now on, you will learn how to make your very own special Sinigang and Bulalo! 


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