Sinigang na Baboy is a traditional soup dish that most Filipino love to eat anytime of the day and in any weather. Pork soured with tamarind sinigang powder is the one commonly used as it is available in most grocery store and market in the Philippines and in most Filipino or Asian stores around the world. Sinigang mix comes in tamarind, guava or miso flavor. You can use any pork cut or shrimp or fish with this recipe below using simple ingredients.
- 2 lbs. pork ribs, cut into serving size
- 1/2 lb. pechay (bok choy), trim ends
- 1/2 lb. sitaw (long beans) cut 2 inches
- 1 large eggplant, cut into bite size
- 1 large onion, cut into 4
- 1 large tomato
- 2 long green peppers
- 2 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 pack - 10 grams sinigang mix
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- In a large deep pot or pressure cooker bring pork and enough water to boil in medium high heat till meat is almost fully cooked.
- Add onions and tomato, continue to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Add sitaw, talong and long green peppers. Continue to simmer for about 3-5 minutes or till vegetables are fully cooked.
- Add sinigang mix, fish sauce, ground pepper and salt to taste.
- Add pechay and continue to cook for a minute or 2.
- Remove pot from heat, transfer in a serving bowl and serve.
* You can also add okra, radish and taro if you like. I always keep my sinigang simple for the kids to enjoy.