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Sinigang (Pork Spare Ribs in Sour Soup)

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"This is a tangy, soupy, one-pot meal from the Philippines. It can serve as a soup and a main dish complete with vegetables and it is easy to make. Instead of pork, you can also use chicken or beef. Serve with rice."
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1 h 30 m servings 623
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; boil spareribs for 15 minutes; drain. Thoroughly rinse the spareribs with cold water. Rinse the pot and return to the stovetop.
  2. Return spareribs to the pot; add taro, 2 cups water, onion, radish, green chiles, tomato, tamarind, ginger, and salt. Bring soup to a boil. Cook until pork and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the rib bone should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  3. Place green beans and eggplant into the soup. Cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes more. Strain soup into bowls. Arrange the pork and vegetables on a serving platter while hot.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use about 4 tamarind seeds or 1 tablespoon tamarind powder.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 623 calories; 40.5 34.8 34.5 136 195 Full nutrition

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