It was raining hard yesterday and we had the perfect food for the cold weather - Sinigang!
How do I love my sinigang?
I love it when its minimal. I only put the following veggies in my sinigang: Okra, eggplant and taro (gabi). I also love it when it's really sour - I use two 2 liter sachets of tamarind broth (one original and the other one with gabi, which makes the soup thick as well) which is good for 4 liters, but I only use about a liter to two liters of water.
Memories that it brings: Mom used to say that I don't eat pork. I would only eat gabi and the broth with a little patis (fish sauce) with my rice and that was it. My other fond memory of this dish is this: My sister was not really a kitchen person but when she got married, she was able to prepare one of the best sinigang I have ever tasted. I guess it's because sinigang is so easy to prepare that she mastered it without much effort. And lastly, when I was a child, I remember my mom preparing sinigang using fresh tamarinds, she'd boil them then mash them, but she was thankful when this ready made sinigang mix came out in the market.
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