Sinigang 'best rated' vegetable soup in the world

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The Philippines' sinigang is the world's best rated vegetable soup according to an international food and lifestyle website, besting 161 other dishes from different countries. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) — The Philippines' sinigang is the world's best rated vegetable soup according to an international food and lifestyle website, besting 161 other dishes from different countries.

Taste Atlas on Monday shared a list showing sinigang as the top vegetable soup with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The local dish was closely followed by Skābeņu Zupa from Latvia, Ogbono soup from Edo in Nigeria, Kürbis Suppe from Burgenland in Austria, and Fagiolata from Italy - all rated 4.7 stars.

The website describes sinigang as a sour soup "consisting of sampalok (fruits of the tamarind tree), water spinach, green pepper, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, diced tomatoes, sliced onions, ginger, green beans, water, oil, and salt."

"With its sour lightness perfectly matching the harsh tropical heat of the country, sinigang is a unique soup that is a true representative of Filipino cuisine," said Taste Atlas.

In a separate list for best rated soups in general, sinigang na baboy or pork sinigang also stands on top, but shares the same rating of 5 stars with Sopa de caracol, a seafood soup from Honduras. 

Taste Atlas is an online "world atlas" - serving as an "encyclopedia" of food and flavors around the globe. Its database contains over 10,000 global dishes and ingredients.

In 2019, the same website declared Filipino staples lechon, kare-kare, and crispy pata as some of the best eats in the world.