I am reminded by a Filipino dish after seeing a member with a username that is exactly the name of the dish. (I wonder if that member is Filipino…)
Anyway, the dish is called ‘Sinigang’. Its basically a vegetable dish that is characterized by its little sour taste coming usualy from tamarind. Its a very popular dish here that comes in variety, like sinigang na baboy (with pork).
Here is a wikipedia entry about it.
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Sinigang is a Philippine dish famed for the variety of ingredients one can use as well for its taste. Sinigang is typically sour and is most likened to the French dish Bouillabaisse.
Sinigang is often stewed fish, pork, chicken (usually called “sinampalukan” and cooked with tamarind essence), shrimp, or beef. But the key to a good sinigang is not the meat but the ingredient which makes it sour.
Usually Pork Sinigang, the most commonly prepared, is prepared with tamarinds, tomatoes, leeks, taro and onions. It is never cooked with vinegar, though it needs to be sour. Another variety is prepared with guava and is less sour than tamarind. Raw mango can also be utilized.
Chicken Sinigang is called “Sinampalukan” from “Sampalok”, Filipino for tamarind. Hence, Sinampalukan is done with tamarinds. Other ingredients are ginger, onions, chili and tomatoes. Unlike the other variants, Sinampalukan is preferred to be a little spicier."