Sinigang na Baboy is probably Philippines most famous soup and second most famous dish after Adobo, a lot consider this as a comfort meal and this goes easily to the top favourite dishes of every Filipino, for me it is my top 1 and I can’t live a fortnight without having a serving of this one.
- 1 kg Pork Belly, cubed
- 150–200 g okra medium sized, sliced in half
- 150–200 g string beans, sliced
- 1 bunch of kangkong (water spinach) or any leafy vegetables
- 8 pieces small taro
- 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
- 1 packet sinigang (tamarind) mix or 400 g tamarind
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 3 pcs green finger chillies
- fish sauce
- freshly ground black pepper
- Place pork and chopped tomatoes in a pot, pour water in pot until the pork is barely covered bring to a boil. If using tamarind place it on a muslin cloth and tie the ends. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the taro then continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the sinigang mix or if using tamarind extract all the juice by wringing the muslin cloth multiple times then remove once all juice is extracted.
- Add green finger chillies, okra and string beans then cook for 5 minutes
- While boiling add the kangkong leaves and cover, turn of the heat.
- Season with freshly ground black pepper and fish sauce