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Pork Sinigang Recipe in Tamarind Soup Base

Updated on June 29, 2013

Pork Sinigang : A Filipino Stew Recipe

5 stars from 3 ratings of Pork Sinigang Recipe: A Filipino Stew Recipe

Pork Sinigang in Tamarind Soup Base

Sinigang is one of my family's favorite main dish. We can serve sinigang on a daily basis and on occasions like family reunions, birthdays and any special gatherings. Specially during rainy season. And even on hot summer days, Sinigang is irresistible for most of us. Sinigang is known for its sour taste. Filipinos love for Sinigang started during early spanish time. We have variety of Sinigang recipes. We can cook fish, beef, chicken and pork in Sinigang. We even have Shrimp Sinigang. But definitely the widely known Sinigang recipe is the one with Tamarind. We cook Fish Sinigang in guava fruit, santol fruit (sour apple/ cotton fruit), kamias (bilimbi fruit/ averrhoa) fruit, key lime fruit or in Tomato Paste. We even have pork or beef red sinigang. Sinigang can be very rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, Niacin, Selenium, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Potassium.

Pork Sinigang

Pork Sinigang Recipe
Pork Sinigang Recipe | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: serves 6-8 people


  • 1 kilo pork belly / pork tail, cut in chunks
  • 3 pieces finger pepper
  • 2 cups taro, bite size
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup string beans
  • 1/4 okra / lady's finger / gumbo, diadonally sliced into two
  • 1 cup tomato, slice in chunks
  • 1- 1 1/2 liter water
  • tamarind soup base

This is how to cook Pork Sinigang in Tamarind Soup Base..

  1. Bring water to boil together with the pork belly cut in chunks.
  2. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pork is tender.
  3. Add the sliced tomatoes and onion together. Then let it simmer for another five minutes.
  4. Add the tamarind soup base, then add 1/2 teasepoon of salt or to taste.Then, let it simmer.
  5. Add the taro and simmer for another five minutes.Then,
  6. Add the okra or what they call the 'lady finger' and let it simmer again.
  7. Lastly, add the string beans together with the finger pepper and the spinach leaves. Simmer for another five minutes. Then serve.


My kids loves Sinigang that you could even cook it daily, seven times a week in different versions, in different recipes. But still never stop craving as if they had never tasted it before. That maybe the other reason why Department Of Tourism conducted a survey on what food should be a National Filipino Food. Because Sinigang had loved by most Filipinos and it has a wide variation and it can also be a good source of healthy nutrients. And since Sinigang is plainly a Filipino recipe. But this has not yet been confirmed. This Filipino Stew recipe can have a lot more nutrients and vitamins which is good for our kids. But it can also be a source of high cholesterol for pork Sinigang, but no cholesterol when you choose fish for Sinigang and less cholesterol when you choose red meat.

What can you say about our Sinigang recipe: A Filipino Stew Recipe?

Would you give Sinigang a try?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm willing to try this. Thank you for the recipe. I love pork so why not, right?

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi there, dear Martie!

      All these years I was trying to nominate myself, 'jack of all trade'. I don't wanna miss a thing, lol!

      I hope you can find one soon and try it . I just wish you'll end up liking the taste. Great day ahead of you :)

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hello Maria!

      Nice to meet you, Kabayan. Thanks for the visit.

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Thelma,

      Better late, I guess. lol!

      Thanks for dropping by :)

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hello DDE!

      Tamarind fits perfectly in Sinigang. I hope you can give it a try sometime.

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi there Janet!

      I'm glad you also love Sinigang. I hope your kids enjoy it, too!

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      Consolacion Miravite 3 years ago from Philippines

      Wow, yummy! We normally have pork or bangus sinigang. I think more of the latter. I always like it with shrimps and a full heaping of kangkong or vegies. :D

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      agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

      My kids new favorite now is red sinigang with beef meat. It's high in lycopene and full of nutrients. We have so many tomatoes now since it's harvest season.

      Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day!

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      Consolacion Miravite 3 years ago from Philippines

      Sinigang is every Filipino's comfort dish. I like to eat it when it is steaming hot and with the veggies (kangkong) floating around. I also like it with a few shrimps, to add more oomph to the taste. Just reading your post makes me hungry. Heheh!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      What an interesting recipe, agapsikap. I am really not sure if I have ever seen tamarind in our shops. Of course, cooking is not my forte, so maybe I have simply missed it. Going to try this recipe as soon as I have found tamarind :)

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      Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

      My of the first that I cooked in the kitchen...

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I feel hungry now. I love sinigang. My hubby loves this soup, too. Thanks for reminding me to make this soup again. Voted up and shared;-)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Pork Sinigang Recipe in Tamarind Soup Base looks so tasty the tamarind must give it great tangy flavor thanks for this recipe.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I love Sinigang and there are so many variations. My mother cooks it from time to time. Thank you for sharing this recipe.