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Sinigang is a hot and sour soup, with varying vegetables and either pork, beef, chicken, fish, or shrimp. The sour flavor comes from fresh tamarind or tamarind soup base. Sinigang na Baboy, or pork sinigang, is one of the most popular soups of the Philippines. 


  • cooking oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 500 grams of pork, chopped
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 package tamarind soup base (eg from Knorr)
  • 1/2 eggplant, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • handful of okra, sliced in half
  • 2 or 3 piece of green finger peppers, whole
  • handful of string beans, cut in pieces

You can also find 'sinigang packs' with all basic ingredients for around 50 pesos in the vegetable sections of most supermarkets.


Heat the cooking oil in a big pot, sauté the garlic until slightly brown.
Add pork and fry until lightly brown.
Add the water and bring to a boil, cook meat until tender.
Add tamarind base and stir, add all vegetables and cook until they are tender.