Sinigang na Isda sa Miso (Fish Stew with Miso)

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Sinigang na isda sa miso is a popular Filipino soup dish usually eaten for lunch with rice. Several variations abound in the Philippines, but I suggest that the green chiles never be excluded.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon patis (fish sauce), or to taste

  • 5 cups water

  • 2 pounds red snapper fillets

  • 1 white (daikon) radish, sliced

  • 1 bunch Chinese mustard greens with stalks

  • 3 green chile peppers, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons kalamansi (Filipino lemon) juice, or more to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and ginger in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook and stir until mushy, about 5 minutes. Stir in miso paste and fish sauce; simmer until flavors combine, about 2 minutes.

  2. Pour water into the pot; bring to a boil. Add snapper fillets and radish; simmer until radish softens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in mustard greens, chile peppers, and kalamansi juice. Simmer, uncovered, until greens are wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.


You can use any variety of white fish. Some people like to substitute fish heads for the fillets. If using fish heads, have your fishmonger remove the gills and scales.

You can substitute kangkong or swamp cabbage for the spicy mustard greens. You can also omit the white radish and add more vegetables like yard-long beans.

You can substitute sinigang sa kalamansi powder or sinigang sa sampaloc (tamarind seasoning mix) for the kalamansi juice.

If you pre-wash the rice before using it, you can use the rinse water for the water in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 730mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 170mg 851%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1800mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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