Spiced vinegar
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.

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.