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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pork in tamarind soup/Sinigang

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Sinigang is a Philippine soup and it can also be served as main course with white steaming rice. It is similar to Indonesian's Sayur Asam, Vietnamese Canh Chua, and Thailand's Tom Yam. Its characteristic flavor comes from tamarind which gives it a sour taste and overwhelms the taste of its meat."Sinigang" also sounds very similar to "Singgang", a tamarind soup dish from Terengganu, Malaysia.

Food historians have often extolled the wonders of Sinigang, especially as a refreshing, energising, appetite-encouraging food for the humid tropics. It is as good to serve in dry season more so in wet season. The sour lightness of the soup is a perfect match for the oppressive tropical heat of the Philippine islands.

ingredients

pork belly or spare ribs
labanos/raddish
sitaw/ string beans
okra/
kangkong/water spinach
sili/ long green chili
tomatoes
onion
salt
pepper
sinigang mix/tamarind mix

Wash the pork well.

Put water, depends on how many kilos of pork, in a large cooking vessel.Boil till tender. Add the sinigang mix and boil for a couple of minutes. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Put the sliced tomatoes, onion and the rest of the vegetables and simmer for a minute.Turn off the heat.

Ready to serve with steaming white rice and patis/ fish sauce on the side.

13 comments:

  1. hmmmmm yummy sis! love it most with "gabi"

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  2. and that's what i'm talking about.. the right way to cook "Sinigang"! Engtot girlash! nadale mo! *winks* ;)

    ako din love ko sya with manggang hilaw or alternative "kamias"

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  3. Tama bang 'to ang makita ko sa paggising ko? Hmmppp nagugutom ako! Yummmmmmmmmmyyy....tsalap..tsalap (*tulo laway sabay lunok*)

    Nasubukan ko na rin yung sinigang sa bayabas. Masarap din.

    Makapagluto nga sa off..waaaa 2 night shifts pa huhuhu.

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  4. I can smell it. You know, I have a good nose.

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  5. makes me drool this morning Eng ! That big green sili mix with fish sauce will seal the deal !

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  6. Since I just made some Tom Yam soup, your take on this is welcome! the Tamarind is an item I am unfamiliar with, but, heck, I try anything!
    This does sound good!

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  7. Our all-time favorite dish, sinigang! YUM! I eat all sorts of sinigang -shrimp, bangus, ribs, ulo ng mayamaya (the best!)..anything in that tamarind broth... Girl, your ingredients look fresh! Sawap!

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  8. good timing to read this. i was telling my husband that i'm craving Sinigang. i'll definitely try it but instead of pork, i'm using beef. yumm i can't wait. thanks for sharing the recipe

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  9. sinigang is the best for this season of cold Eng, we have sinigang almost every week :)

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  10. rog and i are both big sinigang fans, eng! so this post brought a smile to my face. what a delicious picture!! wish i could have a little bowl of that goodness:) i'm sure it is yummy. welcome back, btw. salitype was not the same without you. i'm sure all will agree. hugs to you, dearest eng!

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  11. i love pork sinigang! I still get to cook it here from time to time but not using the real tamarind just mix. I tried using tamarind here but it tastes different.

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  12. I love sinigang but not the too sour one. Beautiful photography eng!

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