7. Add kankong last. Cover simmering for 2 minutes.

• Carefully handling each ingredients is worth the effort. Platting your dish beautifully is part of it's appetite appeal. Dish this delicious, should look delicious.

6. Add radish and long beans. Cover simmering for 2 minutes.

5. Knock down heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking tenderness of meat.​

• Scoop out taro if desired doneness is reached. Set aside.

4. Add mixture to pot. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. About 15 minutes.​ Add taro and chilies.

3. Mix tamarind powder and pork bouillon in 8 cups lukewarm water​.


• It is alright if some lumpy bits are left. They will dissolve when simmered.​

2.Add “patis”/ fish sauce. Add meat. Let meat pieces touch bottom of pan, to brown. Turn, to brown other side. About 6 -8 minutes per side.​

• Carefully move onions and tomatoes to the side or on top of meat, so they don’t get squashed.

1.Heat oil in a 6-quart pot. Add onions and tomatoes. ​

• About 8 – 10 minutes, turning tomatoes carefully, so not to disintegrate. You want to serve dish looking nice with ingredients individually identifiable. You will still get full flavor of onions and tomatoes when you simmer broth. No meed to mash.


2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, quartered
2 medium tomatoes, quartered
3 tablespoons "patis"/ fish sauce
1 ½ lbs. pork ribs
Salt and pepper for seasoning
15 long beans, cut into 3”
20 kangkong/ spinach stems
6 small gabi/ taro, peeled
1 small radish/ Japanese daikon, sliced ¼” thick
3 pcs. "sili"/ Mexican Chili/ Jalapeno
​1 pork bouillon
Pork and vegetables, cooked in tamarind broth. Originally, moms and cooks will have to boil “Sampaloc” (Tagalog word for tamarind). Squeeze out the juice and pulp, for the broth. Today, you can buy “Sampalok” powder from most Asian supermarkets.“Sinigang” is likened to Thai Tom Yum, with similar sour broth. Same as Tom Yum, you can use your choice of meat – beef, chicken, pork or prawns. Any which way you make it, this dish is always a delight.

Pork "Sinigang"