Pinoy Sawsawan Recipe

Sawsawan or we call it in English “dip/ dipping” is a common part of a Filipino meal. Wherever in the world we Filipinos find ourselves in, one of the first things we do after sitting down for a meal is prepare the sawsawan. Lunch or dinner would not be complete without it.


  • 2 cups of vinegar
  • 1 cup Fish sauce ( Patis)
  • 1/2  Sili Labuyo (Bird’s Eye chilli) , cut
  • 1 red or green chili pepper
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 2 shallot, minced


  1. In a big jar or container, mix all the ingredients. Cover the mixture and store it in a cool place.


  • During the storage, the more longer it is, is a better fragrance taste of sawsawan.
  • Dipping for fish, grilled pork neck (any grilled pork) or any as you wish to use this for dipping.

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