Waking up later than usual and really wanting to stay longer in bed but knowing that we have to get up already. Paul and I moved rather in slower motion today. Naturally, we both opted to just stay home and to leisurely enjoy our home-cooked meal instead of heading out to the mall and joining the busy shopping crowd.
The idea to try making Pork Sinigang Soup came about when I received a big hamper from Maggi! The bag was filled with packs of Maggi Magic Sarap, a product I know so well after years handling a food magazine and Maggi Sinigang Mix. Since we had very limited luggage space, I brought all the Maggi Sinigang packs back with me and saved the Magic Sarap for my next return.
With zero idea on how to make Sinigang Soup, the first thing that we did was to RESEARCH. Thank goodness for the hundreds of recipes available online. We took one that we think was easy to follow and altered it to meet our liking. Just for everyone to know, Sinigang is a Filipino tamarind soup normally cooked with pork ribs, shrimps or veggies. I think it's similar to the Thai Tom Yum Soup only without the spicy note.
Finally, we had all our ingredients with us and here's how we have created our very first Pork Sinigang Soup:
I have to say that our Pork Sinigang Soup was a success! We love the tangy soup matched with the tender pork ribs. So good that we happily enjoyed this with a plate of rice. Here's the start of our fun cooking adventure here at the Lion City!