Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to cook Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)

A bowl of hot Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)
Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)

Pork Sinigang sa Sampalok (Sinigang na Baboy)


2 lbs. pork belly or buto-buto
1 tali ng kangkong (water spinach)
3 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)
1 tali ng sitaw (string beans), cut into 2 inches long
2 pcs. medium size kamatis (tomatoes), cut into dice
3 pcs. siling haba (green long chili)
2 ltr of water
1 pc. malaking pulang sibuyas (red onion)
2 pcs. gabi (taro roots), cut into cubes
5 pcs. okra, cut into half
1 pc. large talong (eggplant), sliced
1 pack of sinigang mix (good for 2 ltr of water)
2 tbsp. mantika (oil)


1. Preheat the casserole and add the oil.

2. Sauté the sliced red onion until become translucent.

3. Add and sauté the pork belly until light brown.

4. Pour in 2 ltr of water, add gabi and tomatoes. Simmer for 30 mins.or until the meat becomes tender.

5. Add the sinigang mix, okra, talong and sitaw and simmer for 5 to 8 mins.

6. Add the kangkong and siling haba. Turn off the fire.

7. Serve hot with rice. Bon apettit!


Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
The tamarind is a long-lived, medium-growth, bushy tree, which attains a maximum crown height of 12 to 18 metres (40 to 60 feet). The crown has an irregular, vase-shaped outline of dense foliage. The tree grows well in full sun in clay, loam, sandy, and acidic soil types, with a high drought and aerosol salt (wind-borne salt as found in coastal areas) resistance.


1. Tamarind promotes a healthy heart

2. Tamarind lowers cholesterol

3. Tamarind is use as a gargle for sore throats, and as a drink to bring relief from sunstroke.

4. Tamarind is a good source of antioxidants that fight against cancer.

5. Tamarind helps the body digest food

6. Tamarind juice is a mild laxative.

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