Sinigang na Buntot ng Baboy with Gabi is a version of pork sinigang wherein pig tails are used. This is locally known in the Philippines as “buntot ng baboy”. It is a sour clear broth soup with vegetables and taro. There are several ingredients that can be used to make the soup sour: young tamarind, […]
Another variation of Sinigang and one of the tastiest perhaps is the Sinigang na Buto-buto with gabi. Sinigang is a Filipino sour soup dish composed of either meat or seafood. The common meats used to make this dish are pork and beef while fish and shrimps are two of the common seafood ingredients. Aside from meat and seafood, this dish is also comprised of different local vegetables that are available whole year long.
Pork neck bones are called “Buto-buto”. This part of the pig is a combination of bones and meat. Most of the flavors are extracted from the bones; this was the reason why “Buto-buto” has become the choice for for Sinigang.
Gabi or taro root acts like a thickener. When boiled for some time, taro root has the tendency to melt or dilute in water; this makes the soup thick.
Do you also use Buto-buto in your sinigang or do you prefer the meatier parts?
Try this Sinigang na Buto-buto with gabi and let me know what you think.
Pork Sinigang or Sinigang na Baboy is a sour soup native to the Philippines. This particular soup dish uses pork as the main ingredient though beef, shrimp, fish, and even chicken (this is known as sinampalukang manok) can be used. Bony parts of the pig known as “buto-buto” are usually preferred for this dish. These parts can be either of the following: pork neck bone, chopped spare ribs, chopped baby back ribs, and pork belly. Sometimes pork kasim and pigue (pork ham) are also used.
There are several ingredients that can be used as souring agent. The most common and widely used is the tamarind fruit (known as sampaloc). Other fruits such as guava, tomato, bilimbi (known as kamias), green mango, pineapple, and wild mangosteen (santol) can also be used to make the sinigang taste sour.
I grew-up eating pork sinigang at least once a week with a saucer of patis (fish sauce) and crushed siling labuyo (chili) on the side as my “sawsawan” (sauce). During rainy days, I want my sinigang complimented with a few pieces of crunchy fried tuyo or daing (salted dried fish).
How about you? Do you want your sinigang the same way or are there other side dishes or appetizers that you prefer?
Let me know what you think. We can share ideas and let our opinions be heard by posting a comment.
Try this Filipino soup dish recipe: Pork Sinigang.