Filipino Sinigang (Tamarind Soup)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 7, 2018.



Filipino Sinigang (Tamarind Soup)

  • 3 pounds pork ribs, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 (1.41 ounce) packet sinigang tamarind soup mix (available in the Asian section)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped fine (optional)
  • 2 small potatoes, chopped in large chunks (optional)
  • 1 small daikon radish, chopped in thin round slices (optional)
  • 1 bok choy, chopped in 1-2-inch slices


  1. In a medium skillet, sauté ribs, garlic, onions, and salt to taste until brown.
  2. In a large pot, add water, sinigang tamarind soup packet to taste.
  3. Add tomato and pork, cook on medium heat for about 40 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes and then add daikon radish and bok choy and cook about 10 more minutes.

Serves 6.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste or optional ingredients):
330 calories, 19 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 110 mg cholesterol, greater than 1000 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 32 g protein


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