Sinigang - is a sour, tamarind flavored broth which can be made with fish, shellfish, pork or beef. When eaten with rice, it can be a meal in itself. This is an original Philippine dish.
- In a large pot, bring water and pork to a boil.
- Add tomatoes, onion, salt and tamarind.
- Simmer 1 hour or until pork is tender.
- Optional: for tamarind fruit. Cook the tamarind in a little amount of boiling water until soft. Mash then strain to get the juice. Add the tamarind juice to the pork.
- Taste for seasoning.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add string beans and radish simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the eggplant and hot banana pepper and simmer for another 3 minutes.
- Add spinach, cover and remove from heat.
- Let stand 5 minute to finish cooking spinach.
- beef (stewing, brisket, shank or plate) may be used in place of pork.
- Adjust cooking time for each.