Sinigang na Baboy Recipe (Pork in Sour Soup)


Feeling cold, then have this soup in your lunch or dinner menu. This is really great especially during this cold weather. It’s really delicious and satisfying.


  • 500 gm boney pork
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp rock salt
  • 1-2 green chilis
  • 6-8 cups water
  • sampaloc (tamarind) puree or souring agent (commercially available packs)
  • 1 eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick and quartered
  • 1 bunch long string beans (sitaw), cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 taro roots (gabi), peeled and quartered
  • spinach leaves or kangkong, washed and plucked from stems


  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, and rock salt in a big pot. Mix and mash them a little bit. Add chilies (optional) and pork.
  2. Pour just enough water to cover them and bring to boil. Cook for about 3 minutes. Mash the tomatoes with a cooking spoon.
  3. Pour in the rest of the water, bring to boil and simmer until pork is tender.
  4. Add taro, aubergine and string beans(sitaw). Bring to boil and simmer until taro is almost cooked.
  5. Add the souring agent and spinach (for tamarind puree, use about 1/2 cups). Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Taste soup and adjust seasonings according to your preference.
  7. Serve hot.

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