Sinamak (Spiced Vinegar)


  • 3 & 1/2 cups cane vinegar (tuba vinegar is best option)
  • 3 tbsp ginger, sliced
  • 3 tbsp langkawas (galangal), sliced
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 cup fresh siling labuyo
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 long neck empty bottle, cleaned (container)


  1. Insert and combine the ginger, langkawas (galangal), garlic, whole peppercorns, and siling labuyo in an empty long neck bottle (or any clean liquor bottle).
  2. Pour the vinegar in the bottle then tightly cover it.
  3. Lightly shake the bottle and store in room temperature for 2 days to allow the spices to blend with the vinegar (the longer you store it, the spicier it becomes).
  4. Serve as a condiment with soy sauce or fish sauce for your grilled and fried dish. Enjoy!