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Monday, January 19, 2009

Pork Sinigang (Sinigang na Baboy)

Although hubby is not too welcoming of any dish with thin soups (except New England Boiled Dinner, but he leaves the soup out), I and my boys still crave them, and this sinigang is one of the favorites. Of course, sinigang can make use of pork, shrimps, or fish. I have not tried sinigang na manok, although I love sinampalukang manok (I just don't have access to the tamarind leaves).

So, for my boys who love this dish, it is very simple and easy to make as long as you have sinigang mix, whether Mama Sita's or Knorr.

1 lb pork cuts (some fat is desirable)
2 bay leaves
3 cloves garlic
10 peppercorns
3 big tomatoes, cut in half
1 big onion, cut in half
water to cover meat and veggies
1 eggplant, cut in wedges
handful of okra (optional)
1 icicle radish, sliced across thinly (about 1/4 cm)
2-3 pcs taro or gabi (optional)
handful of green beans (sitao if you have)
sinigang mix
1/2 of cabbage

Boil pork with bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns, onions and tomatoes, with 1 tbsp salt for about 30 minutes. Add the veggies except cabbage and cook another 5 minutes. Add sinigang mix and some more salt to taste. Add cabbage and cook another 2 minutes or so. Eat with plain rice.

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  1. I was reading a blog you had and you mentioned that your hubby doesn't really care for tinapa or anything that has an odd smell. The smell that makes us go hmmmmm! good and they ewwwww yuck! Hahaha!

    I guess I'm lucky that my hubby doesn't really care if I cook something that smells great to us and not to him. I always laugh every time I eat tinapa coz he always tells me, brush your teeth before coming near me, LOL! He also eats whatever I make or at least try it. If he likes it then he will ask for it to be made again and if not he would just tell me it's good but not to make it too often. I got lucky with the kids too being brought up with our food. I can feed them whatever and they eat it :-)

  2. I'm lucky with my boys, too. They eat whatever (even more than I do!0

    Hubby is hopeless... :(

  3. Hi!

    Your Sinigang looks really delicious!

    I'm collecting a list of the best sinigang recipes in my blog, and I included your sinigang recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

    Keep in touch!

    Tanya Regala


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