Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves)
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Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves)

Updated on April 8, 2018.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots.
  • Dice the tomatoes.
  • Peel and mince the garlic.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a thick-bottomed pot.
  • Saute the shallot, garlic and tomatoes.
    Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves): saute shallots, garlic and ginger
  • Pour in four to five cups of chicken broth. Yes, it is quite alright to simply use water IF you're using bone-in chicken. If you're substituting fillets because they are more convenient to serve and easier to eat, water just won't coax enough flavor from them to make a tasty broth.
    Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves): pour in chicken broth
  • Add the tamarind leaves.
    Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves): add the tamarind leaves to the pot
  • Bring to the boil (watch the tamarind leaves change color). Simmer for 15 minutes.
    Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves): simmer the chicken and tamarind leaves with fish sauce
  • Add the chicken to the broth, bring to the boil once more, season with patis (fish sauce) and simmer for about 40 minutes.
    Sinampalukang manok (sour soup with chicken and tamarind leaves)
  • Serve the sinampalukang manok hot.