Filipino Sinigang Recipe w/ Pork Ribs – Pai’s Kitchen!

Filipino Sinigang Recipe w/ Pork Ribs - Pai's Kitchen!

Filipino friends, please let me know what you like in your sinigang in the comments!

I got so many request for this recipe, and I am very happy about that because it’s one of my favourite Filipino dishes! I remember the first time having it and thinking “it’s like the Filipino tom yum!” Sinigang is a sour soup, owing its sour flavour from tamarind. With lots of veggies and hearty pork ribs, this is the perfect healthy winter dish.

Nowadays, most people make sinigang using a powdered soup mix, but I make mine completely from scratch and you’ll see that it’s really not any more difficult! Change up with protein if you don’t eat pork, as sinigang can be made with any kind of protein. Change up the veggies, too, if you like!

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Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at
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  1. Love how you're using real Tamarind instead of the pre-made ones hahaha

  2. Jaden Ashton Garcia

    I'm eating sinigang right now.

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  4. catherine david

    You always make me hungry. I'm a Filipina, and i think I'm gonna try your real tamarind sauce since I don't like the sinigang mix because of the msg and other preservatives added into that mix. This reminds me of my mom's old way of cooking pork sinigang. Thanks dfor sharing.

  5. Navia Thompson

    I'd really love to see your take on beef nilaga! 🙂

  6. Maryann Guiriba

    Hi, the Filipino style of making adobo is to put all the ingredients in your pot you can use chicken or beef or pork ut garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce and venigar just cver the chicken or pork together with soy sauce and venigar and try to mix it with your hands and put sugar 1tbs and then turn on you stive you will know it when it start to boil 3or twice your adobo is done dont forget to put some plack pepper i/4 and mix now ready to eat

  7. Razzle Dazzle

    This is the authentic way of doing it… with home made tamarind soup base. Filipinos became lazy overtime and prefer the packette one loaded with msg. Thanks for reminding us how to do it properly Pailin.

  8. Michael Aboodie Lumapas

    Again with the tamarind????…. Pai i'm convince… you're a brave soul to do that… hahaha

  9. huhuhu gutom na akoo

  10. Caroline De Leon

    Hi! I'm eating this right now!

  11. William Entredicho

    I love your cooking!

  12. Orvillecarl Foster

    I love to watch this video that how you prepare it it looks very delicious tamarin I would all in there because I like the sour but everybody has a different preference in the dish those look delicious care of yourself and God bless you always with love and prayers and blessings throughout the whole day and evening too Amen to you Jesus love you amen

  13. Terrance Cappelletti

    Just FYI Taro newbs! Dont forget! Make sure any part of the Taro plant, root or leaves is cooked out well!! Contains oxalic acid, you'll have crazy itchy scratchy throat for hours! Extremes can feel as bad as strep throat! I learned the hard way making Lau-Lau ha!

  14. Papassorn Young

    ถูกใจจริงๆ คิดถึงSinigang baboy เดี๋ยวจะทำเลยล่ะ ขอบคุณครับ..

  15. candyberried

    The sinigang packet is awesome! Filipinos use it often no shame in it! It's quick and not everyone has tamarind pulp or time to make it fresh!

  16. Makeupby LeeLeeSATX

    Im vegan but i do miss this dish

  17. Sinigang is also one of the most popular dish in the philippines, I suggest that you sauté the onion and garlic and tomatoes to make it more flavorful. then add the pork.using fresh tamarind is also better, we add it once the water boils so the meat absorbs it well. have you tried using calamansi instead of tamarind? Oh my! It's my favorite ! Yummy!!

  18. Lang Chauvin

    You are an expert cook with sinigang, are you a real Filipino? I like it though with okra which is a must for me. A new fan, thumbs up.

  19. Wanita Deevilla

    I prefer sinigang with real tamarind.,.because the Sourness/asim is natural

  20. Mari443Garrett1