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How to Make Sinamak

This is a recipe for Sinamak or Spicy Vinegar
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 10
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 to 3 cups vinegar use white, cane, or coconut vinegar
  • 1 cup bird’s eye or Thai chilies dried or fresh will do
  • 3 tablespoons ginger sliced
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 1 medium size white onion


  • Combine whole peppercorn, ginger, garlic, onion, and chili in a clean container (usually an empty bottle of liquor). Shake well to distribute the ingredients.
  • Fill the bottle with the vinegar of your choice then tightly cover the bottle.
  • Shake the bottle lightly and store in a safe place for at least 3 days. The longer the storage time, the spicier the vinegar will become.
  • Serve as condiment for fried and grilled foods


Serving: 10g