sinigang na baboy

When talking about Filipino dishes, the must learn are adobo & sinigang. So here is how my family cook sinigang na baboy.

Sinigang na Baboy
(Sour Soup Pork)

500 gm boney pork (liempo ang the best para sa akin)
3-4 medium tomatoes kamatis – sliced (optional) (d namin nilalagyan yung sa amin)
1 big onion – sliced
1 Tbsp sea salt or so… yung iba nilalagyan na lang ng patis.
1-2 green chilis siling pangsigang – pointed ends cut off
6-8 cups water (depends sa iyo kung mahilig ka sa sabaw)
souring agent sampaloc ( tamarind puree the old passion way)
1 bundle of string beans (sitaw) – cut into 2 inch pieces
2 taro roots (gabi) – peeled and quartered
1 bundle of spinach leaves or kangkong – washed and plucked from stems
1 piece radish, sliced thinly (optional)

  1. Boil pork in water with salt till tender.
  2. Add taro, radish and sitaw. Bring to boil and simmer until taro is almost cooked (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the souring agent and spinach. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Taste soup and adjust seasonings accordingly. Serve.