PORK RIBS SINIGANG (Ribs in Sour Tamarind Soup)

PORK RIBS SINIGANG (Ribs in Sour Tamarind Soup)


  • 2 lbs pork ribs, washed and cut between bones to separate
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pack (40 g) Knorr Tamarind Soup Mix
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons patis or fish sauce
  • 3 pcs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in big chunks
  • vegetables (I use broccoli, green beans, cabbage or bok choy)


Step 1

Place ribs in a stockpot and add cold water just to cover the ribs. Bring to a heavy boil, then drain, discarding the water.

Step 2

Add to the pot the chopped onion, diced tomatoes, Knorr tamarind soup mix and fish sauce.

Step 3

Pour 8 cups of water over, cover the stockpot and bring water to boil. Lower heat and let ribs continue to cook in the simmering broth until almost tender.

Step 4

Add the sweet potato chunks and when almost softened, put in rest of the vegetables to cook for about 5 minutes. At this time, cooked ribs are so tender enough that the meat literally falls off the bone (the way we love ribs!).