You Have To Try This Spicy Filipino Curry from Mindanao [With Homemade Palapa]
When we think of Filipino cuisine, more often than not we’re quick to mention Tagalog dishes like adobo, sinigang, and bulalo. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Filipino cuisine is as colorful and diverse as the hundreds of indigenous cultures we have all over the country.
Head to the Mountain Provinces and you’ll find a lot of fermented products like etag, tapey, and tengba. Further down the archipelago, dishes pack on a lot more heat and spice.
What is Beef Sinina?
One of the popular dishes from Maguindanao is called the Beef Sinina. Think of it like a spicy beef curry. The highlight of the dish is the palapa, a sweet and spicy Maranao condiment.
You might think that making beef sinina could be complicated to recreate at home, but the ingredients are actually really accessible! You most likely already have the ingredients in your pantry.
Watch the video below to see how to make beef sinina. You can scroll down for the complete recipe if you want to save it for later.
How to Make Beef Sinina
- 500g beef – cubed striploin
- 1/2 medium onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 ripe tomatoes
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 tbsp spicy palapa
- 1 half sweet potato
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 bunch chives for garnish