It’s one of my favorite Filipino dishes. A tart (tamarind based) like soup. With your choice of pork, beef, shrimp or fish. Get creative with it. I’m thinking of making this for Super Bowl Sunday for my dad & BF.
Here’s a recipe I found minus the boring old mix aka… MSG.
3 lbs pork ribs, cut into serving pieces (Ask the butcher to do it)
2 medium size tomatoes, chopped
2 medium size onion, chopped
Juice of 3 lemons and 2 limes
8 cups water
1 bag of washed fresh spinach
1 medium size eggplant
15 pieces okra
2 fresh green finger pepper, whole
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
Salt and pepper
To clean the pork by removing scum and reduce a little fat oil, put the pork in a pot with water, just enough to cover the meat, and bring to a quick boil on high heat. Leave it boiling for 5 mins, then drain. Rinse your meat in running water to clean it thoroughly.
In the same pot, sauté garlic, onion and tomato for 2 mins
Add cleaned pork, season with salt and pepper and cook till brown.
Add water and lemon/lime juice. Make sure no seeds get into the pot unless you want a bitter broth
Bring to a boil and cook until pork is tender, when the meat is starting to peel off from the bone.
Add eggplant, okra and fish sauce. Cook for 4 mins.
Add spinach and whole finger peppers. Cook for another 4 mins