Knorr #LutongNanay Revives Our Love For Home-Cooked Meals

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 10:33pm by tweenselmom

The CookeryFilipinos are getting busier these days. As they say, we are all caught up in the rat race. One of the disadvantages is that we now tend to prefer fast-foods and the immediate services of restaurants more often than home-cooked meals. Although these may be unavoidable, we slowly forget how easy it is to cook meals at home (given the time), how healthier and more affordable, and most of all, how it bonds families closer to each other. Yes, I must say closer, because even though we can all chat with each other when we eat at fast foods or in the more expensive restaurants, nothing will give us that relaxed, laid back feeling where we can all be our true selves than we are at our own homes.

Knorr tries to revive our preference for home-cooked meals and I am very happy about it because it I wanted my daughters to appreciate eating at home through the dishes I cook. I admit that I may not be the best cook out there, but I am proud of my skills in the kitchen. Through Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign, I have been more eager to improve my cooking which has been made easier because of Knorr’s flavors.

Last August 12, I was one of the attendees of #LutongNanay  event at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig. A lot of my co-mommy bloggers from MBP was there and it had been a great experience to do something we all love to do, cooking! Relate na relate kaming lahat and it was exciting because we got to cook on our own after a seasoned chef and mom herself, Chef Kai demoed us how to cook sinigang with watermelon. It was a nice coincidence because I was really hoping to cook it at home since I tasted a similar dish in Manam’s, a popular restaurant where we often eat. The watermelon makes the dish a little bit sweeter but more flavorful. Knorr Sinigang mix is a balanced flavoring which makes the Sinigang outstanding.

Chef Kai

As we watched Chef Kai cook sinigang with pakwan.

Knorr Lutong Nanay

My team mates – (L-R),, me tweenselmom, and

Hands-on cooking sinigang with watermelon

Hands-on cooking sinigang with watermelon

According to Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani, “Our goal is to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking.” “Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being – and through Knorr, moms can serve nutritious meals without sacrificing great flavor” Karnani continues.

Mommy Bloggers Philippines

with the other moms from Mommy Bloggers Philippines


We all went home with a huge basket of Knorr cubes and powder seasonings.


Knorr Lutong Nanay

With our finished Sinigang With Watermelon

I’m sharing with you the recipe here as well as the other three Sinigang recipes cooked by the other moms as well! We hope that through these recipes and Knorr, you will also find that same eagerness to prepare home-cooked meals.

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Enjoy cooking!


Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan Recipe


  • 500 grams Pork Belly 3 inches x 1 inch slices
  • 3 tbsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp
vegetable oil
  • 1 liter water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2
 onion, cut into 2 wedges
  • 3 pcs tomatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, white part only
  • 2 pcs fresh kaffir leaves (optional)
  • 200 grams gabi, sliced into cubes
  • 500 grams seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into 1inch cubes (divided into 2 parts)
  • 1 22-gram pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi mix
  • 1 cube from Knorr Beef Cubes
  • 2 long green chillies, sliced
  • 150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
  • 1 tbsp
fish sauce, plus extra to taste
  • ¼ tsp
freshly ground black pepper
  • 100 grams okra
  • 1 bunch
water kangkong
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Steamed rice, to serve
  • fish sauce to serve


  1. Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
  2. Place a large casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and, working in batches, cook the pork until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and onions to the casserole. Add the tomatoes, ginger lemongrass, gabi and watermelon and cook for 2 minutes before returning the pork to the casserole.
  4. Add the water, Knorr Sinigang Mix and Knorr Beef Cube. Cook for a further 1–1½ hours until the pork is almost tender.
  5. When the pork is tender. Remove the pork from the casserole and set aside. Strain the liquid and add the fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the remaining watermelon, beans, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before adding the water spinach and cooking for a further minute until all the vegetables are tender.
  7. Serve with steamed white rice and fish sauce for dipping.
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Check out three more Knorr Sinigang Recipes here!

Knorr Sizzling Sinigang Recipe
Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang Recipe
Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc

22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. michisolee August 22, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply

    We love home-cooked meals para tipid and we love Knorr products, it is always in my grocery list. 🙂

  2. Nilyn EC Matugas August 22, 2016 at 5:50 am - Reply

    I’ve seen so many photos of the events from other mommy bloggers. I think you all had fun during this event. Knnor has always been a Philippine brand for decades now it’s Mom’s best friend!

  3. Coi Ibanez August 22, 2016 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I’m really intrigued by this Sinigang sa Pakwan! Been hearing a lot of good reactions from the other mommy bloggers with this recipe! Btw, the event looks so much fun! 😉

  4. EveMarfa August 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Yay! This is nice. I recently cooked sinigang, my first time. Hahaha. I’m a late bloomer when it comes to the kitchen. Cooking is one of the lifeskills i wish i mastered, but it’s never too late to learn and i’m learning.. This is a great recipe to put a twist on sinigang. I’ll do this sometime. Thanks for the recipe Mommy Lani. I’m sure you all had a great time during this event.

  5. animetric August 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    I love how they’re trying helping us recreate gourmet sinigang from restos at home. 😀

  6. Anna Plaida August 23, 2016 at 6:06 am - Reply

    I am on the process of learning how to cook, maybe someday I can cook this sinigang with pakwan 🙂

  7. Jerzee Benavente August 23, 2016 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Lani. I’ve been reading a lot of blogs about the event. And I was always curious about the sinigang sa pakwan. It was new and I never cooked sinigang adding pakwan on it. It was kind of wierd at first but I think is worth trying. The event really looks fun and hopefully, I’d be able to join in the future.

  8. Cheryl F August 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I haven’t tasted anything with pakwan except for desserts. And one on sinigang is really interesting. Really Knorr is helping us to get creative with food served at home. I would love to try this. I’m no expert in cooking but I’m lucky enough that my son loves anything I cook 😀

  9. Janice Lim August 24, 2016 at 3:03 am - Reply

    I really wish I was able to join you guys at this event. I love sinigang pa naman but usually cook the traditional version only. But at least through you guys, I learn how to cook the other versions as well. 🙂

  10. Heart Calimlim August 24, 2016 at 3:53 am - Reply

    My children always asked for sinigang, parang once a week siya nasa menu and hindi nawawala. This is new for me, with pakwan 🙂 I am also an avid consumer of Knorr products ♥

  11. TheMissusV August 24, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    We love sinigang and we use knorr! Haven’t tried cooking with pakwan yet though! Must try!

  12. Joy August 25, 2016 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I have bought pakwan yesterday, I will try the Sinigang with Pakwan using spareribs today! 🙂

  13. Mel Abella August 25, 2016 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Nothing beats eating home cooked meals with your family. We also use Knorr products especially when we cook sinigang and ginataang gulay. I am curious how the sinigang with pakwan tastes like.

  14. Maan Laxa August 25, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I second the (e)motion haha – nothing beats homecooked meals. I’m currently eating a cheese sandwich and what I wouldn’t give for a bowl of sinigang right now!

  15. EihdraG August 25, 2016 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to even taste that version! So, while stuck in traffic til 2am after that event, I vowed I will cook them all! hahaha..

  16. Berlin Domingo August 25, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    We already tried the pakwan and my boys all loved the new taste, very different daw from my usual maasim na sinigang. I am yet to try the sisig and liempo. Surely they would love the two variants as well.

  17. Marie San Luis August 27, 2016 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Favorite ko talaga ang Knorr Sinigang Mix. Try ko din itong sinigang sa pakwan. 🙂

  18. Jing Giorgious August 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love reading posts about cooking eventhough I don’t know how to do it! It gives me motivation to learn and gives me the drive to try! Sinigang is one of our favorite ulam every Sunday!

  19. Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos August 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Sinigang is my no. 1 all-time favorite lutong bahay. Of course my most-loved is the sinigang cooked by my mom. Haven’t tried sinigang with pakwan, I wonder how it tastes hehehe.

  20. May De Jesus-Palacpac August 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I’m really going to cook this one. Maybe tomorrow since I’m seeing the family for a get-together.

  21. thekitchen goddess August 30, 2016 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I know its not the healthiest (powdered mixes), but we love Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi variant. It makes cooking easier for us (moms), especially when we literally have tons of things to do at home.

  22. jared's mum September 5, 2016 at 2:15 am - Reply

    I’ve been seeing these interesting sinigang recipes by Knorr and would love to try them out soon. Knorr is also my go-to pangasim whenever I cook asimkilig for my little man! 😀

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