Spiced vinegar
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Alternative namesSukang maanghang
Place of originPhilippines
Associated cuisinePhilippines
Main ingredientsCoconut vinegar, chili pepper
Ingredients generally usedGarlic, ginger and/or galangal
VariationsSukang Pinakurat, Sinamak, Sukang Quezon

Spiced vinegar is a type of Philippine vinegar condiment that is made of vinegar e.g. fermented coconut sap (Cebuano: sukang tuba)[1] infused with spices primarily bird's eye chili and garlic.

A variation of spiced vinegar was popularized by Rene Jose B. Stuart del Rosario of Iligan City in 2000 where the spices are finely chopped possibly with the use of a blender or food processor. This is now a mass-produced product under the brand name Sukang Pinakurat (derived from the Cebuano word kurat, meaning to "surprise" or "frighten").[2] Due to its popularity, the Stuart del Rosario family in 2004 had registered trademarks for sukang pinakurat, sukang waykurat, and sukang kuratsoy with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.[3]

Flavor and uses

Bottles of spiced vinegar brands and variants.
Bottles of spiced vinegar brands and variants.

In Filipino households, this condiment is used on many assorted dishes, mostly fried dishes (includes lumpiang prito) and lechon.[4]


  1. ^ "A Guide to Filipino Vinegars". Yummy.ph. May 18, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Carrasco, Ronnie (January 26, 2021). "Vina Morales joins food business". Manila Times. Retrieved November 25, 2021. Others may know it as Sukang Pinakurat [a derivative of the Cebuano word "kurat" which means "surprise" or "frighten"]. But a lawyer-friend said some people might just create an issue out of it.
  3. ^ Reyes, Jeymi D. (July 31, 2020). "War of the vinegars". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  4. ^ Perez, Ace June Rell S. (October 21, 2018). "A feast in a box". SunStar Davao. Retrieved November 25, 2021.