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Monday, May 18, 2009

Pork Spareribs in Tamarind Soup

This is one of my favorite Filipino dishes that my Brit hb also learned to love. In our national language this dish is called Sinigang na Buto-buto. In my mom's traditional way of cooking it, she would use the unripe tamarind that she would boil and squeeze the juice out of as the base of the sour soup. Until now she still uses the same traditional way even if instant tamarind soup powder has already been invented. But since living in US I never tried using the good old tamarind but rather I use tamarind soup powder in different flavor - regular, spicy and with taro.

2 lbs pork spareribs
4 pieces taro root, peeled and cubed
1 medium piece Daikon , julienned
1/2 lb green beans
2 cups spinach
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
8 cups water
1 pouch Tamarind Soup Mix

1. Pour 8 cups of water into a pot; add meat, onion and tomato. Bring to a boil and then simmer till the meat is tender. Dissolve the tamarind soup powder in a bowl and then pour into the meat mixture.
2. Add the vegetables and continue cooking until tender.
3. Serve with steamed white rice.


  1. I sure do love this blog with these clever recipes. I have added your blog to my blog list. I would sure appreciate it if you would add mine to yours.

  2. Am drooling...

    Sarap ng sinigang lalo na medyo malamig pa rin no?

    Enjoy kabayan!

  3. ang sarap! i love sinigang very much *drooling*.

  4. sinigang? one of my favorites!!! knorr sinigang miy is the best! wheee!!!!!!

  5. 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