Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sinigang na Baboy: Pork Soup with Tamarind Mix

My husband accompanied me to the grocery yesterday and I asked him what he wants for lunch today. He said sinigang na baboy (pork soup with tamarind mix). So I decided to grant his wish. Besides, I love cooking soup-based meals since it's an all-in-one meal.

The grocery we went to was out of pork pieces specifically for sinigang. I had to settle for liempo. Unfortunately, the pork pieces we got had lots of fat in it. But the good thing with this kind of dish is that it's not fried and there are vegetables so I still consider it somewhat healthy.


Ingredients:

1 1/2 kilo pork liempo
gabi (taro)
enough water to cover the pork
1 pack tamarind mix (I used Knorr's sinigang sa sampaloc mix with gabi)
onions, chopped
tomatoes, sliced
chili pecante (about 5 pieces)
kangkong leaves

Procedure:

Combine the water, pork and gabi and cook in a pressure cooker, about 5 minutes. Remove from pressure cooker (be careful, it's hot) and transfer to another pot. Add the tamarind mix, onions, tomatoes and chili. Let it boil and simmer for about 20 minutes in order to let all the juices out. Add the kangkong leaves and let it boil again. Remove from heat. Best served with rice and patis (fish) sauce with siling labuyo. Yummy!

And for dessert? Voila! Bibingka (sweet rice cake) which was a pasalubong from my husband after he came home from the gym this morning. (Sweet noh?!)



Tag category: Recipe

34 comments:

insane- said...
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yongkian said...

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ipanema said...

Aay, thanks Ladybug. I haven't eaten sinigang for months now. :( Oh, Knorr mix with gabi na ha? That's good.

Wow..sweet naman hubby mo. Ganyan dapat may pasalubong. Mukhang masarap yang bibingka na yan ha.

Sidney said...

I love sinigang. To be honest I prefer the one made with chicken or fish. As you point out the pork comes with too much fat! :-(

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Senor Enrique said...

I love this dish!

ladybug said...

What happened to the first comment? I wasn't the one who removed it.

ladybug said...

yongkian> Thanks for dropping by. I don't have a tagboard here, but readers can leave their comments. Yes, I was bloghopping when I saw your entry. I love to see more and more people getting interested in this sport. It's a lot of fun and you get to meet a lot of new friends...just like blogging. :-)

ladybug said...

ipanema> korek ka dyan, sarap ng bibingka. Mas masarap sana kung mainit pa. :-)

ladybug said...

sidney> I also love sinigang made with fish. Unfortunately, my husband is a meat lover. It was either pork or beef sinigang...pork is cheaper. hahaha. Yes, I think I will be borrowing my nephew's computer if I need to visit your blog.

ladybug said...

eric> Hahaha, thanks. My husband loves this kind of dish too, along with tinola.

niceheart said...

Sinigang is also one of our favourite dishes. We don't get kangkong here so I usually use Romaine lettuce and I also add green beans, in lieu of the sitaw. But I noticed that you don't have sitaw in your recipe.

ladybug said...

niceheart> yes, sitaw can be added but my husband doesn't like it. Sitaw has a lot of uric acid. Medyo masakit na yung mga joints niya eh kaya baka makasama pa sa kanya.

ipanema said...

You're right about sitaw. I don't eat that anymore. My mother is an arthritic beauty, so i try to avoid legumes, pero kain pa rin ng monggo, sus. :)

The first comment was deleted by the poster. You can delete that altogether ladybug.

Major Tom said...

Truly a luscious meal...I think I'll try this at home this coming weekend...

shopgirl said...

oh man sinigang! you just made my stomach cry! haha

ladybug said...

ipanema> Thanks for the info. hahaha...pareho kayo ni jojo, iwas sa legumes pero love pa rin monggo.

major tom> sarap talaga noh, lalo na pag lutong pinoy.

cornflake girl> wawa naman, kung kapitbahay lang sana kita aalukin kita ng pagkain. :-)

myepinoy said...

Sinigang na baboy, adobo, paksiw... kakagutom. Higit sa lahat, kaka homesick... Sarap higupin ng sabaw pag tapos mag badminton o mag tennis.

At iyong bibingka, sigurado ako doon yan sa may west avenue binili, Ferrino's (ewan ko, buhay pa kaya yon.)

Wil said...

sinigang's one of my favorites, too. something about the sourness that just makes it tasty. i wonder though how easy it is to make the tamarind mix from scratch instead of using the knorr packets.

xcake said...

WAHH..The pork with tamarine looks good *yummy*
I need to learn to cook real dishes like that.

and yes, I love badminton! ^^

Rey said...

Everytime I visit your blog I'm treated to this pictures of nice food and it makes me frustrated. gah!!!

Send that bibingka fast!!!!

BatJay said...

ulam din namin ngayong weekend ang sinigang na baboy. my wife, jet, and i got ribs and she made sinigang. we can't get kangkong, so we substitute it with spinach. she uses mexican pepper instead of the asian versions we get at home. but it does still taste like homecooked sinigang.

this is the ultimate soul food for us OFWs who miss home so much.

kyels said...

Sinigang ... It looks good and even the bibingka!

I was just wondering though; can one actually get sinigang anywhere in Pinas? Specific places maybe?

(:

ladybug said...

myepinoy> hahaha, pati ako nagutom sa mga pagkain na binanggit mo. Ay teka, hindi sa Ferrinos binili yung bibingka although gusto ko rin bibingka dun, tsaka mas malaki pa bibingka doon. Dumadami naman yata branches ng Ferrinos dito eh. Sa Bahay Kakanin yata nabili ni husband yung bibingka.

ladybug said...

wil> I also love the sourness of sinigang. In fact, I had sinigang again last night - this time, sinigang na bangus. Yummy! I don't know how to make it from scratch though. My mom used to boil sampaloc when making sinigang.

ladybug said...

xcake> Thanks! It was really yummy. It's just easy to cook as you can see from the accompanying recipe. I'm not sure though if the tamarind mix is available there. I also love badminton. Thanks for dropping by! :-)

ladybug said...

rey> hahaha...kawawa ka naman. Hayaan mo, pag bumisita ka sa Pilipinas makakakain ka ulit ng ganito. And I'm sure naman meron ding mga gumagawa ng ganitong putahe diyan sa Singapore. :-)

ladybug said...

batjay> Thanks for visiting my blog too. :-) Sarap talaga ng sinigang. I'm glad you continue to make Filipino dishes even though you're based abroad. Keeps the Filipino spirit alive.

ladybug said...

kyels> Yes, it's easily available in food courts located inside the malls. Food stalls specializing in Filipino cuisine will usually offer sinigang na baboy and sinigang na isda. You can also order from restaurants specializing in Filipino cuisine like Goldilock's, Max's, Sentro, Dencio's, Crocodile Grill, Aristocrat, etc. You can ask around. Thanks for dropping by! Hope this information proves to be useful. In case you have any problems, don't hesitate to ask again, ok?

shopgirl said...

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ria patria said...

hello ladybug,
i don't see any shoutbox at ur blog so i just come here to say hello too.. thanx for dropping by to my blog, ur blog so full a creative tips for a woman hihihi..
nice to meet you! ;-)
come and see to my blog again sometimes okey..

kyels said...

Heyya. Thank you for dropping by my site. I'm going to plug you in if you don't mind.

(:

I shall look out for it (when I go over to Pinas) and your blog is of great help about food and badminton! Heehee.

ladybug said...

cornflake girl> yup, I can now view the link. Nice items, by the way. Good luck!

ria patria> Thanks for dropping by and the nice words! I will definitely be dropping by your blog every now and then.

kyels> thanks for dropping by my blog too. Hahaha...you figured it out right. I really love food and badminton. In fact, they go well together. I will definitely be visiting your blog often.

Anonymous said...

wow ang sarap nmn nung sinigang mo kya lng gustoko sana matutunan ung manual o natural nun ung hindi gumagamit ng mix kc my husband doesnt like the mix can u teach me how to cook dat

Sinigang said...

Hi!

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
http://kumain.com/sinigang-recipes/

Keep in touch!

Tanya Regala