Siling mahaba

Siling mahaba, siling haba, (long chili), siling pangsigang (chili for sinigang), siling Tagalog (Tagalog chili), and sometimes called finger chili,[1] is one of two common kinds of native chili found in the Philippines, the other being siling labuyo.

The siling mahaba fruit grows to between five and seven centimeters long, and is bright light green in color.[1] While of moderate spiciness, it is much milder and less hot than siling labuyo.[2]

It is an ingredient commonly used in Philippine cuisine, spicing up dishes like sinigang, dinuguan, pinangat, kilawin, paksiw, and sisig.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Fenix, Micky. (2008-05-14). "Daet’s Bicol Express not as hot as Camarines Sur’s version". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ Fernandez, Doreen. (1994). Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture. Anvil Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 971-27-0383-5. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
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