Sinigang (Pork spare ribs in sour soup)

    1 hour 15 mins

    This is a tangy, soupy meal-in-a-pot dish. It can serve as soup and a main dish complete with vegetables and is easy to do. Instead of pork, chicken and beef can be used as well.

    Rizal, Philippines
    6 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg pork spare ribs
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • 1.5kg taro, peeled and cubed
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 small piece ginger
    • 1 small tomato, quartered
    • 1 small white radish, peeled and chopped
    • 4 tamarind seeds or 1 tablespoon tamarind powder
    • 2 large green chillies
    • Salt to taste
    • 1.5kg string beans
    • 1 small eggplant (brinjal), chopped

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a 6-litre pot, parboil the spareribs. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    2. Rinse the pot and combine the spareribs, water and all the ingredients except the string beans and eggplant.
    3. Boil the mixture until the pork is tender, about 30 min. Then add the string beans and eggplant.
    4. Strain the mixture and serve the soup in a soup bowl and arrange the meat and vegetables on a serving platter while hot. Serve with rice.

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    Sinigang doesn't require ginger and sinigang isn't sinigang without swamp cabbage.  -  18 Jun 2015