Sinampalukang Manok is a famous Filipino chicken sour soup dish and one of Filipino's favorite dish because of its savory taste. The original recipe asks for tamarind leaves but since I couldn't find one in my place, made use of tamarind flower buds. It provides a mildly sour taste, which I think is the same when tamarind leaves are used. This recipe is best served on rainy days.
- 2 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
- 1 large red onion
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 thumbs ginger, sliced
- 4 pieces long green pepper (siding pansigang)
- ¾ cups tamarind flower buds (or tamarind leaves)
- 1 chicken cube
- 1 (20 grams) sinigang sa sampaloc mix, original
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 6 cups water
- Heat cooking pot and then sear chicken. Continue to cook until most of the chicken fat are extracted.
- Remove chicken from the pot. Set aside.
- Using the extracted oil, sauce garlic, onion, and ginger.
- Once onion becomes soft, add chicken back to the pot.
- Pour water. Let it boil. Seal tamarind flower buds in a cheesecloth and tie using a kitchen twine.
- Add cheese cloth with tamarind flower buds in the pot. Stir.
- Add chicken cube and long green pepper. Cover pot. Cook in medium heat until the chicken gets tender.
- Remove tamarind flower buds. Add singing mix. Stir.
- Add fish sauce. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
Disclaimer: I am not a chef and neither am I a professional recipe developer. The recipes are taken from different sources and thought of sharing it. All images are taken by my husband.