Pork Tamarind Soup


Pork Tamarind Soup is one of my favorite soups. The pork broth has a delicious savory-tart flavor and is great over steamed rice.




  1. Saute garlic and onions in a large pot/casserole on low-medium heat until tender
  2. Add pork and 3 tbps fish sauce, mix and cover for about 10 minutes.  Mix often to brown meat evenly.
  3. Add water gradually, enough to barely cover the pork, cover for about 10 mins
  4. For a clear broth, remove pork residue by skimming surface of water, throw residue away.
  5. Add more water if needed, still barely covering the pork
  6. Add 1 packet of Tamarind Soup Mix, taste and gradually add more according to preference ( I usually use 1 and 1/2 pack of the tamarind soup mix)
  7. Add Eddo Taro/Malanga/Gabi, mix, simmer and cover for 30-40 minutes
  8. Gradually add more fish sauce (use a tablespoon!) according to taste
  9. Check pork and taro if tender, then add Spinach/Kangkong (water spinach), mix and simmer on low uncovered for 5-10minutes
  10. Serve hot with a side of steamed rice