Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy

Hello there everyone! Today we’ll be making a famous Filipino soup, Sinigang!

And we’ll be using the best part of a pork for this recipe, the Pork Head! Yeah, this is Sinigang at its best!

The flavour of any soup will always depends on the quality of your soup stock.

Pork Head is a perfect piece to make a rich and flavourful soup stock. And it is very cheap, budget will never be an issue if you use Pork Head.

You’ll gonna love the chewy jelly like Pork Mascara when its cooked and tender.

And I will also show a tip on how to avoid those annoying tiny crack bones in your Sinigang soup.

(Note: 1 whole Pork Head usually weights 3.6 kilos. For this recipe we only need 1/2 piece of Pork Head. Use the other half to make other dish such as Dinakdakan or Sisig.)

Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy

Prep. time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Makes; 6 Liters Sinigang Soup

Good for 12 crew

You will need;

1.8 kg. pork head bone-in

200 grms. onion, coursely chopped

500 grms. ripe tomatoes, wedges

250 grms. taro roots (Filipino, Gabe) peeled {Optional and if available}

5 ltrs. water

1 pkt./60 grms. tamarind soup powder (sinigang mix powder) or {tamarind concentrate and lemon juice.}

3 pcs. red/green chilli long

200 grms. white radish, peeled, cut lenghtwise and sliced thinly.

200 grms eggplant, sliced into wedges

100 grms. string beans or frozen cut-beans, cut into 2cm long

100 grms. okra/lady finger, fresh or frozen cut into 2cm long

100 grms. lettuce (iceberg or romaine/cos), {kangkong leaves is best to use if available.}

Sea salt and fish sauce to taste.

Direction;

Step 1: Preparing the Pork Head

Make sure the pork head is clean, use a sharp knife or a razor to shave off any skin-hair.

Using a large cleaver, chop the pork head into half.

(Note: 1 whole Pork Head usually weights 3.6 kilos. For this recipe we only need 1/2 piece of Pork Head. Use the other half to make other dish such as Dinakdakan or Sisig.)

On a large soup pot, bring water to a boil and add the Pork Head. Bring it back to boil, let it boil for at least 5 minutes.

Discard the boiling water in the soup pot. Place the boiled Pork Head in a colander and wash in running water.

Carefully check any loose tiny crack bones from the boiled Pork Head.

Step 2: Making the Sinigang soup

On the same large soup pot, boil the 5 liters of water. Add the Pork Head, bring the water back to boil.

Skim-off any scum that is floating on the surface of the soup stock.

Add the onions, taro and tomatoes. Bring the soup stock back to boil, cover with lid crack open.

Lower heat and simmer for an hour or until the Pork head is tender.

Take out the cooked Pork Head from the soup. Transfer the cooked Pork Head on a chopping board to cool down. Remove the tender meat from the bones and cut into cubes. Discard the bones.

Add the Sinigang mix, green chilli long and white radish. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the egg plant, string beans and okra. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the cooked Pork Head back into the soup.

Season with salt and fish sauce to taste.

Add the lettuce just before serving.

Serve hot with Steamed Rice.

Enjoy your meal !!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Step 1: Preparing the Pork Head

Dinakdakan
Make sure the pork head is clean, use a sharp knife or a razor to shave off any skin-hair.
Dinakdakan
Using a large cleaver, chop the pork head into half.

(Note: 1 whole Pork Head usually weights 3.6 kilos. For this recipe we only need 1/2 piece of Pork Head. Use the other half to make other dish such as Dinakdakan or Sisig.)

Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
On a large soup pot, bring water to a boil and add the Pork Head.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Bring it back to boil, let it boil for at least 5 minutes.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Discard the boiling water in the soup pot. Place the boiled Pork Head in a colander and wash in running water.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Carefully check any loose tiny crack bones from the boiled Pork Head.

Step 2: Making the Sinigang soup

Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
On the same large soup pot, boil the 5 liters of water. Add the Pork Head.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Bring the water back to boil.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Skim-off any scum that is floating on the surface of the soup stock.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the onions, taro and tomatoes.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Bring the soup stock back to boil,
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Cover with lid crack open.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Lower heat and simmer for an hour or until the Pork head is tender.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Take out the cooked Pork Head from the soup.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Transfer the cooked Pork Head on a chopping board to cool down. Remove the tender meat from the bones and cut into cubes. Discard the bones.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the Sinigang mix,
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the green chilli long and white radish. Cook for 5 minutes.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the egg plant, string beans and okra. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the cooked Pork Head back into the soup.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Season with salt and fish sauce to taste.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Add the lettuce just before serving.
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Sinigang na Ulo ng Baboy
Photo by Nino Almendra

Serve hot with Steamed Rice. Enjoy your meal !!! 😉

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe encourage you to try cooking some Sinigang na Ulo ng  Baboy.


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