• Jarnard Sutton

In the Kitchen with DJ Tangalin of Tidal

Executive chef of Tidal, Danilo Tangalin, is doing some great things to Tidal's menu. He's introducing traditional Filipino concepts to his guests such as the Seafood Sinigang. We caught up with chef Tangalin to chat about his inspirations as a chef and his flavorful seafood stew called Seafood Sinigang.

Seafood Sinigang


Mussels, clams, shrimp, scallop, tomato, braised greens and ginger tamarind bouillon

What's the story behind Seafood Sinigang?

Sinigang is one of the most recognizable Filipino dishes in the world. It is also the ultimate comfort food. We wanted our menu to be very well-balanced and adding a seafood stew as an appetizer does exactly that.

What's the key component to this dish?

The tamarind broth is the key component of the dish. We make it fresh from tamarind fruit and simmer the broth for three hours to extract the flavor. Its sour notes compliments the varietal of seafood we have in the stew.

Describe the taste to someone who haven't had this dish.

It’s the perfect balance of seafood, acidity and sweetness. We also add an incredible tasty salt from xroads Philippinese Sea Salt called Sugpo Asin (Giant Prawn Salt). It is now available through Specialty Produce. We also garnish the dish with shrimp and fish chips.

What's a good beer and/or cocktail to pair with this dish?

Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co. in Vista, CA.

Watch as chef DJ Tangalin prepares his flavorful seafood sinigang.

What kind of experience will a diner get at Tidal?

When you dine in at Tidal, as soon as you drive into our drive way, you know you are in for a treat. We have beautiful sunset, warm and accommodating staff, comfortable ambiance and food that is world class.

About DJ Tangalin

Executive chef DJ Tangalin / Photo Credit Jarnard Sutton