Saturday, August 29, 2009

SINIGANG NA BABOY (Pork in Tamarind Soup)

This is my husband’s ultimate favorite, he can have this almost every week. Whenever I prepare this for him, he’s in heaven. Through the years I’ve perfected my own version of this delicious, comfort food. And according to hubby again, no matter where he goes or where he eats this dish, there’s no place like eating it at home – prepared by his Techie wife. A delicious sinigang dish starts with choosing the freshest pork ribs or any part of pork you wish to use, that you can find. I prefer to buy from Monterey, it’s a bit pricey but I know that Monterey products are always fresh.

½ kilo Pork Spareribs (cut into serving pieces)
½ kilo Pork Belly (cut the same size as the spareribs)
4-5 cups rice washing water (or hugas bigas as we call it in Tagalog)
5-6 pcs Ripe Tomato (big ones), sliced
2 pcs. Medium size Onion, sliced
1 big Pack Know Sinigang Mix (Tamarind Soup Mix)
6 pcs. Okra, cut into halves
1 bunch of Kangkong leaves (Water Spinach)
1 small Radish, cut diagonally (optional)
2-3 pcs. Green chili pepper
2 pcs. medium size gabi (taro rootcrop)
Salt to taste

Get a big casserole or pot and put pork together with rice washing water, boil to a medium heat without cover or lid, and scoop out the scum when it floats, then add the sliced taro. Cover the pot and let it simmer in low heat for about 20 to 30 minutes, when the pork is a bit tender, add the onion, tomatoes and radish, let it simmer in low heat for another 10-15 minutes. Then add the Knorr Tamarind Soup Mix (don’t put the whole pack yet, gradually adjust the taste according to your sourness preference), let it boil and then add the okra, green chili and water spinach. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt if needed. Serve steaming hot. Enjoy!


S-H-Y said...

Wow this looks so delicious kaso d ako kumakain ng pork hehe...but I can do the same recipe but using biff or fish instead, anyway have a wonderful weekend!

kAyE said...

looks delish!! naglalaway tuloy ako. hihi.

i haven't been able to cook that in a long time because my daughter doesn't like anything maasim. miss ko na tuloy. hehe

Enchie said...

Yummy! makes me wanna cook some for tomorrow ;)

lamotera said...

wow sarap naman nyan! sinigang is also my favorite food! btw, care to exlink? i also have a food blog like

have already added u in my linklist...hope u add mine here too. thanks!

ams said...

definitely, i will make this sinigang on my day off, bili ako ng tamarind mix sa filipino store nextweek, miss ko na ito

Sinigang said...


Your Sinigang looks really delicious!

I'm collecting a list of the best sinigang recipes in my blog, and I included your sinigang recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

Keep in touch!

Tanya Regala

Regina said...

I made Sinigang using your recipe about a month ago and it was DELICIOUS! I am making it again today. I tried making it in the past, but I couldn't match the taste that I wanted. Thanks for a simple and well done recipe!

Leah said...

Hi Regina, thnx for your comment! 'Am glad you liked my Sinigang Recipe, it's also my husband's favorite.