Made some pork sinigang the other day. Sinigang is a traditional Filipino dish made with a tamarind soup base. It can be cooked with pork, beef, shrimp or fish. It usually has some form of starch - in this case, taro root. I usually put string beans or baby bok choy for the vegetable. Super easy to make:

Pork Sinigang

  • 1 packet of Mama Sita’s Tamarind soup base (find at your local oriental store).
  • 2 lbs of Country style pork ribs or spare ribs for those who like the bone in for more flavor - cut into 1 ½ inch chunks.
  • 1 tomato (I slice these up into wedges).
  • 1 onion - chopped.
  • 3-4 good sized taro roots - peeled and cut into 1 ½ inch chunks.
  • 1 bowl of string beans - cut about 3 inches long.
  • In a large pot put 4-6 cups of water (depending on how much soup you want)
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add pork, tomato, onions and sinigang mix.
  • Continue to boil for 10-15 minutes then turn heat to low medium (4-5 on the dial) and add taro.
  • Let cook until meat is tender - usually about 45 minutes.
  • Add string beans and let cook for another 10-15 minutes. 
  • Turn heat to low and let simmer.
  • Serve with rice.