Pork Sinigang (Pork in Sour Soup)



  • 1 kilo pork; cut in 1 1/2 inches chunks (liempo, kasim, or ribs)
  • 10 tamarind seeds or 1 pack sinigang mix
  • 1 big Onion (diced)
  • 4 big tomatoes (quartered)
  • 2 pieces Radish (sliced)
  • 6 string beans(sitaw) or greenbeans, cut in 2” length
  • 1 bundle swamp cabbage (Kangkong) – cut into 2″ long
  • 4 pieces taro (gabi) ; peeled and cut in halve
  • 3 pieces Hot banana peppers (Siling mahaba)
  • fish sauce (patis) or salt

Side Sauce

  • Fish (or soy) sauce
  • Lemon (or calamansi) juice
  • Or you can mix both soysauce and calamansi

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Boil Tamarind in water to soften.
  2. Pound and extract all juices and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan or stock pot, boil pork until tender. Add onion, tomato, and tamarind juice (1pack of sinigang mix) . Add taro until tender and thickens the soup. Simmer, then add the radish and string beans. When tender, add the swamp cabbage.
  4. Season with salt or fish sauce according to taste.
  5. Side with fish sauce and lemon (or calamansi) juice or soy sauce with lemon (or calamansi) juice, whichever is your preference.
  6. Share, Serve hot and enjoy!



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