How to Make Pinoy Sawsawan

Sawsawan is a part of life in the Philippines where you can see it present in most dining tables, even non-grilled or fried dishes enjoy an extra love with this flavour enhancers where fish sauce can almost accompany all dishes. With most sawsawans back home little acidity from citrus is always a must specially from a cuisine where sour taste is almost dominant, chillies are almost a main stay ingredient to give heat to any dishes specially for those who need them.


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 pc calamansi juice
  • 1 pc red chili labuyo chopped
  • 1/2 onion red dice
  • 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Prepare and slice the all ingredients.
  2. Mix the vinegar with salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, onion, chili and calamansi then mix well.
  3. Served with Fried fish.