Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by Ed Joven
How to cook Sinampalukang Manok
Sinampalukang Manok Recipe s a traditional Filipino dish and is like Sinigang, but it is not a Sinigang variant because we first saute the main ingredients. This dish features chicken and tamarind leaves. You can quickly characterize Sinigang soup by its sour and savory taste, and this dish is popular Filipino comfort food.
The availability of Sinigang soups souring ingredients or “Pampaasim has a significant influence on its taste. That’s why in almost every province in the Philippines, there is a different version of Sinigang. The famous Sinigang Souring Agents are sampalok, Balimbing, Kamias, batwan, Bayabas (guava), Santol, and Pinya (pineapple).
The tamarind leaves give the soup its classic sour flavor, but other ingredients like tomatoes, sitaw, and eggplant help round out the dish’s flavors. Sinampalukang Manok is best paired with Filipino Fried Chicken, Bagnet, Daing na Bangus or Lechon Kawali.
Ingredients and Cooking Procedure of Sinampalukang Manok:
Sinampalukang Manok Recipe
- 1 kilo chicken sliced into serving sizes (we used drumstick cut)
- 2 cups Kangkong river spinach
- 1 bunch Sitaw string beans
- 1 medium Eggplant sliced
- 4 small tomatoes quartered
- 1 cup Tamarind leaves young leaves if available
- 1 bunch Lemongrass tanglad
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2 pcs. long chilli
- 1 sachet Sinigang mix
- 1 chicken cube bouillon
- 3 tbsp Patis fish sauce
- 3 tbsp Canola Cooking oil
- 4 cups water
- salt to taste
- Pour Canola oil in a large cooking pot then apply heat.
- Add onion and tomatoes then saute.
- When it becomes soft, add the chicken.
- Let the chicken cook until it turns light brown.
- Add in the fish sauce, and the chicken cube(bouillon) then stir well.
- Pour water and add lemongrass then cover the pot and bring it to boil.
- When it begins to boil add the tamarind leaves and the sinigang mix powder.
- Continue to cook until the chicken becomes tender.
- Add the chilis, eggplant and Sitaw (string beans) then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add kangkong leaves and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- You can add more Salt according to your taste.
- Serve in a large bowl with fried fish or friend chicken.
Sinampalukang Manok isn’t that difficult to make and one of every Filipino’s favorites because of its savory taste. So you can try your hand at it even you are not an expert cook.