Sampalok candy is a simple concoction of Tamarind and Sugar rolled into balls, popular candy in the Philippines and Thailand.
Tamarind is a widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. It is used in almost anything from soups and sauces, the sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavour in dishes like Sinigang, Pad Thai, Assam Laksa and Massaman Curry to name some. This ingredient can also be used in drinks and even sweets like this post, Sampalok candy. It’s a simple concoction of Tamarind and Sugar rolled into balls.