Sinigang is an extremely delicious sour soup. It is one of my favorite comfort food. Â During one of my trips abroad, I couldnâ€™t stop thinking about it even if I was surrounded by all these amazing restaurants. I had to settle for take-out that night, but after a few days I couldnâ€™t stand it any longer. I decided to cook it myself. I used unflavored shredded beef that is available in most supermarkets. If you cannot find any, chunky corned beef will do. Refrain from using corned beef hash or ground corned beef because the texture can be pasty. For best results, use Filipino tamarind soup base and fish sauce. You can easily find them in Asian supermarket aisles or stores.
My advice is, the more sour the better.You can also add green chili pepper to give the soup a spicy kick.It is definitely addicting and an ultimate bestseller to my family and friends.
1 can corned beef or cooked shredded beef
1 packet tamarind soup base (found in Asian sores)
5 cups of water
3 tomatoes, halved
1 onion, quartered
1 head cabbage sliced into 2 inch pieces
Fish sauce (patis) to taste
Place the water, tomatoes and onions in a large pot under high heat. Cover it and bring it to a boil. With a slotted spoon, crush the tomatoes in the pot. Add the beef and tamarind soup base. Simmer it for 8 minutes, so that it can absorb the flavor. Season it with fish sauce. Serve warm with rice.
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